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LexisNexis Receives 2012 Equality Award From Human Rights Campaign Of Greater Cincinnati
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) of Greater Cincinnati honors companies and organizations for their dedication to fairness and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals with the 2012 Equality Awards. The awards recognize... Read More

Judge To Rule Friday On Lesbian's Return To Air Force
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TACOMA, Wash. - (AP) A lawyer for a decorated flight nurse discharged for being gay urged a federal judge Tuesday to reinstate her to the Air Force Reserve, and the judge indicated he might have no other choice. U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton... Read More

Judge Eyes Target Lawsuit Against Gay Rights Group
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A judge said Friday he would issue a ruling next week in a lawsuit filed by Target Corp. against a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to make it stop canvassing outside the retailer's California stores. The Minnesota-based corporation... Read More

Court: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Stay In Place
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay. A San Francisco... Read More

Court Affirms Overturning Florida Gay Adoption Ban
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Florida's strict ban on adoption by gay people is unconstitutional because no other group, even people with criminal backgrounds, are singled out for a flat prohibition by state law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The ruling by the... Read More

Cameraman Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over 'Bruno' Spat
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A cameraman sued Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming his civil rights were violated when he was roughed up by a film crew shooting the comedian in character as "Bruno" during a gay marriage rally. Mike Skiff, a self-described... Read More

Students Sue Minnesota School District Over Gay Policy
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHAMPLIN, Minn. - (AP) Several current and former students sued Minnesota's largest school district Thursday, saying its policy requiring staff to remain neutral when sexual orientation is discussed in the classroom prevents teachers from effectively... Read More

Mississippi Lesbian Student Sues Over Rejected Tux Photo
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) Another teenage lesbian is suing a rural Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning young women from wearing tuxedos in senior yearbook portraits. Ceara Sturgis' dispute with the central Mississippi Copiah County... Read More

Discharged Gay Veterans Sue For Reinstatement
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure lawmakers to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell"... Read More

ACLU Challenging Half-Pay For Discharged Gays
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More

Judge Doubts Gay Marriage Ban Backers Can Appeal
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying beyond next Wednesday, he doubts the ban's backers... Read More

*** Teen Sues To Force School to Hold Prom
Posted on 13 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. – (AP) A *** student who wanted to take her girlfriend to her senior prom is asking a federal judge to force her Mississippi school district to reinstate the dance it canceled. The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi... Read More

Feds Object To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops. Calling the possible move "untenable... Read More

Appeals Court Keeps Military's Gay Policy For Now
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court has frozen a judge's order halting the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it will accept openly gay recruits. A three-judge panel of the... Read More