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Appeals court upholds same-sex benefits in Arizona
"A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Arizona must continue for now to provide health care benefits to same-sex partners of state government workers. "The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a temporary block on a controversial 2009 state law that sought to strip health coverage for gay and lesbian domestic partners of Arizona employees.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Amaechi now the man out front
The Dallas Morning News
3/6/2007"'It doesn't matter if he was an NBA star or not.... The fact that he was an NBA player is what's important.... Sheryl Swoopes, the Houston Comets player who came out nearly a year and a half ago, says she's been following the Amaechi story since it broke last month.

Alimony provides a same-sex union test
Los Angeles Times
7/22/2007"Ron Garber knew his former wife was living with another woman — and had taken her last name — when he agreed to pay her $1,250 a month in alimony."What he didn't know was that the two women had registered with the state as domestic partners under a law that was supposed to mirror marriage law, Garber said.

AIDS and the Law: Positive History
Windy City Times
"It was a story that seemed right out of the 1980s: When Dr. Robert Franke was evicted in 2009 from a Little Rock, Ark., assisted-living facility just for having HIV, it felt like the old days—before the HIV civil-rights battles, before the public health campaigns, before all the medical breakthroughs.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | HIV

After one year, same-sex marriage advocates fight on
Iowa City Press-Citizen
3/31/2010"Gay marriage advocates have reached their goal, but one year after an Iowa Supreme Court decision legalized gay marriage in Iowa, they must continue to tell their stories.

Activists, advocates applaud dismissal of bio-terrorism charges
The Michigan Messenger
6/3/2010 "In a written opinion dismissing a charge of bio-terrorism against a 45-year-old HIV-positive man, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Peter Maceroni ruled that the mere fact a person is HIV-positive is not enough to accuse him or her of unlawfully possessing a harmful biological substance.


ACLU Says Officials Agree Not To Censor Student Displaying Pro-Gay Messages
The Chattanoogan
4/19/2009 "The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and Lambda Legal announced today that they have received assurances from officials at Greenbrier High School that the school will stop censoring a student from wearing shirts expressing pro-gay messages.

Teens & Young Adults

A Slow Death for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The Huffington Post
There's no doubt that the U.S. Senate dealt us a major setback last week when it failed to move to a vote a defense bill that contained language that would have overturned "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), the military's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly. Democrats were unable to gather sufficient support to break a filibuster by born-again conservative John McCain.

A Personal View of Same-Sex Marriage
National Public Radio
8/27/2007"The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the recipients of the 2007 Salute to Excellence Awards Saturday, August 11th. The annual competition honors work in print, television, radio, online and photojournalism.

<em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>: It's time to authorize civil unions in Illinois
Tuesday, March 27, 2007