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Newfield asked to give up rights challenge
Ithaca Journal
7/23/2008"One of the nation's leading legal advocacy groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has urged the Newfield Central School District to reconsider its successful jurisdictional challenge of human rights law protection for students on the grounds that it will end a method of addressing discrimination for LGBT students.

Teens & Young Adults

Wisconsin gay couples who marry outside state could face penalty
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
7/3/2008"When Dick Myers heard that California was going to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, he and his partner of nearly 13 years considered traveling there to get married.

Gay couple complains about Arizona adoption site
Associated Press
7/1/2008"A same-sex couple in New York says an Arizona-based Web site has barred them from posting an adoption profile."The advocacy group Lambda Legal said Tuesday it has complained to the New York attorney general's office about Adoption Profiles, LLC and Adoption Media, LLC.

Jackson Memorial barred lesbian from seeing dying partner
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
6/26/08"The family vacation cruise that Janice Langbehn, her partner Lisa Marie Pond and three of their four children set out to take in February 2007 was designed to be a celebration of the lesbian couple's 18 years together.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Calif. Court Considers Medical Rights
The Washington Post
6/19/2008"On the heels of its ruling on same-sex marriage, California's highest court will decide another potentially landmark civil rights case: whether doctors can refuse to treat certain patients for religious reasons.

Court: Vt. ruling stands in lesbian custody case
Associated Press
6/9/2008"Virginia's highest court ruled Friday that the state must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to a mother's former lesbian partner.

Transgender Referendum Fought
The Washington Post
6/3/2008"Proponents of broad new protections for transgender individuals in Montgomery County were back in court yesterday, trying to block a referendum that seeks to repeal the law passed last fall by the County Council.

Transgender Rights

Fighting Same-Sex Policy Seems to Be Uphill Battle
The New York Times
5/30/2008"Legal challenges to Gov. David A. Paterson's plan to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions are likely to come thick and fast. But they face an uphill fight, legal experts said on Thursday, given New York's unusual legal terrain.

Same-sex marriage: What now?
Los Angeles Times
5/30/2008"With the California Supreme Court's recent decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex nuptuals, Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson and the Alliance Defense Fund's Glen Lavy debate the future of gay marriage in California and the country."

New York to Back Same-Sex Unions From Elsewhere
The New York Times
5/29/2008"David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, like Massachusetts, California and Canada.