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7 New Jersey Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Gay Marriage
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Seven gay couples and many of their children filed a lawsuit Wednesday to demand New Jersey recognize gay marriage, saying it's the only way to solve inequities created by the state's four-year-old civil union law. New Jersey... Read More

Wyoming Couple Drops Gay Marriage Lawsuit
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple in Cheyenne has dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged the Wyoming law defining marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree filed... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gay Military Ban For Now
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue. The court did not comment in denying a request... Read More

Philippine Supreme Court Allows Gay Party In Polls
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

MANILA, Philippines - (AP) The Philippine Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a decision barring a gay rights group from contesting national elections in May and recognized it as a legitimate political party for the first time. Voting 13-2, the court... 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

DOJ Appeals Lesbian's Reinstatement To Air Force
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) A lesbian flight nurse discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" can rejoin the Air Force Reserve, even as the government appeals a judge's ruling that returned her to the job, her lawyers said Tuesday. U.S. District... 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

Idaho Aviator Sues To Block 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho - (AP) A gay rights group wants a federal court in Idaho to block the U.S. Air Force from discharging an aviator under the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bars openly gay and lesbian military members from service. Servicemembers... Read More