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Same-sex marriage fight back in court
South Jersey Courier Post
3/19/2010"Gay couples who unsuccessfully sued New Jersey four years ago for the right to marry returned to court Thursday, claiming the state has not fulfilled a court order to treat them the same as married heterosexual couples.

Same-sex marriage and the new YouTube debate
1/12/2010"The federal judge who is hearing appeals of California's Proposition 8 this week ruled that the proceedings could be shown -- albeit in delayed fashion -- on YouTube.

Same-sex couples line up for Illinois civil union licenses
"More than 100 same-sex couples lined up outside of a Chicago municipal building Wednesday morning to obtain licenses for civil unions, under a new Illinois law.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Same-sex couples gain more rights at hospitals
Orlando Sentinel
"Same-sex couples and other domestic partners are gaining more control over what happens to their mates in the hospital, under federal guidelines issued this week. "Hospitals should not bar domestic partners from visiting their mates unless there's a medical reason, and partners should not be required to produce documents to prove their relationship, the guidelines say.

Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Same-sex couples eagerly await first day of Illinois civil unions
Chicago Breaking News
"Advocates of gay and lesbian rights say the civil union law is a historic moment worthy of celebration, but they stress that it in no way marks the end of their work.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Same-Sex Couples Can Wed in Iowa
The Washington Post
8/30/2007"A county judge struck down Iowa's decade-old gay marriage ban as unconstitutional Thursday and ordered local officials to process marriage licenses for six gay couples."Gay couples from anywhere in Iowa could apply for a marriage license from Polk County under Judge Robert Hanson's ruling.

Same-Sex Civil Unions To Become Legal In Illinois
CBS Chicago
"Same-sex civil unions become legal in Illinois next week, and backers plan a downtown event to celebrate the occasion. "...Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov said judges will be on hand to perform ceremonies for 30 couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Same-sex adoptions: Outside decrees OK, court affirms
Tulsa World
8/4/2007"An Oklahoma law that bars state recognition of adoptions from other states by same-sex parents is unconstitutional, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The ruling is a victory for gay and lesbian couples who adopt children.

Roommates and H.I.V.
The New York Times


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