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Montana Judge Rules Against Gay Couples Seeking Rights
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A Montana judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that sought to extend to gay couples the same legal protections as married couples, saying in his decision that he can't grant the benefits partly because of the state's voter... Read More

Court Says Gay Couples Can't Divorce In Texas
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - (AP) Gay couples legally married in other states cannot get a divorce in Texas, where same-sex marriage is banned, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 5th Texas Court of Appeals ruled that a Dallas district court judge didn't have... Read More

2 Lawsuits Challenge U.S. Defense Of Marriage Act
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Gay Couples Sue California Pension Fund Over Insurance
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) Three gay couples are suing California's giant public pension fund and the Internal Revenue Service to make long-term care insurance available to the same-sex spouses of state government workers. The Legal Aid Society-Employment... Read More

Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay... Read More