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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.

Thinking About California. Maybe Gonna Get Married.
The New York Times
5/18/2008"As soon as the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that gay men and lesbians had a constitutional right to marry, my partner and I started getting the calls: When would we head West to get hitched?

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

California's top court legalizes gay marriage
Associated Press
5/16/2008"California's Supreme Court declared that gay couples in the nation's biggest state can marry ? a monumental but perhaps short-lived victory for the gay rights movement Thursday that was greeted with tears, hugs, kisses and at least one instant proposal of matrimony.

Gay marriage opponents vow to fight California ruling
Associated Press
5/16/2008"Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts."A conservative group said it would ask California's Supreme Court to postpone putting its decision legalizing gay marriage into effect until after the fall election.

Sneakiness wins in Michigan court
The Detroit News
5/12/2008"When Michigan voters headed to the polls in 2004 to decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the state constitution, they'd been told the following by its lead proponent:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Rights groups want teen to be tried as juvenile
Ventura County Star
4/16/2008"A coalition of advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is calling for Ventura County prosecutors to try 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in juvenile court, not as an adult."McInerney has been charged as an adult in connection with the Feb. 12 fatal shooting of a classmate, Larry King, at E.O. Green School in Oxnard.

Criminal Justice

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

Same-sex marriages gain support
The Des Moines Register
3/30/2008"A new flock of same-sex marriage supporters jumped into Iowa's constitutional battle over gay rights Friday with legal briefs they hope will influence the Iowa Supreme Court.

Lesbian mother's custody case disturbs judge
The Columbus Dispatch
3/28/2008"A Franklin County appeals court judge expressed concerns yesterday about the tactics a lesbian mother is using in an effort to invalidate a joint custody agreement with her former partner."'I find it a little upsetting,' Judge Susan Brown said of Denise Fairchild's legal maneuvers.