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Paterson to Extend Protection to Transgender Employees
The New York Times
12/15/2009"Gov. David A. Paterson is preparing to issue an executive order that would include transgender people in antidiscrimination policies that govern state agencies."The order, which the governor plans to sign on Wednesday, represents the broadest protections ever extended to transgender public employees in New York State.

Pelosi key to 'don't ask' deal
5/26/2010 "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a clear message on the White House's plan to change the military's 'don’t ask, don't tell' policy: Don't wait. "...'I think it's a fairly elegant solution,' said Kevin Cathcart of Lambda Legal. 'It looks like it could pass, which I was not so sure about with the broader, original repeal.'

Plaintiff Wins Round in Transgender Case
Houston Chronicle
4/9/2008"She says she didn't get the job because she was born male."The company says it wasn't that, claiming she misrepresented herself."In a letter rescinding the job, the employer complained she presented herself as a woman at her interview, but the background check revealed she was a man.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights

President Wades Into Gay Issues
The Washington Post
6/18/2009"President Obama moved yesterday to reset his relations with a gay and lesbian constituency that supported him by wide margins in the last election and whose leaders have been disappointed ever since.

Prison for Man With H.I.V. Who Spit on a Police Officer
The New York Times
5/16/2008"A homeless man who spit in the mouth and eye of a police officer and then taunted him, saying he was H.I.V. positive, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for harassing a public servant with a deadly weapon: his saliva.

Criminal Justice

Prop 8 closing: Fear v. Equality
Keen News Service

Prop 8 Defender Flees Televised Discussion
The Huffington Post
10/8/2010 by Legal Director Jon Davidson

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Prop 8: One Landmark Decision Begets Another 2/10/2012
This analysis by Legal Director Jon W. Davidson was cross-posted in the Huffington Post.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Prop. 8 Judge Raises Tough Questions
The Advocate
6/9/2010 "The federal judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging Proposition 8, California's anti-marriage equality measure, has distributed to attorneys on both sides a list of 39 questions to be addressed during closing arguments next week.

Prop. 8 legal battle has implications for all ballot measures
San Diego Union-Tribune
1/9/2011 "The legal battle over same-sex marriage in California pivoted back last week to the state Supreme Court to answer a legal question that will affect not only gays and lesbians who want to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections