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Judge Blocks Arizona Law On Domestic Partner Benefits
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is blocking Arizona from implementing a state law that eliminates domestic partner benefits for gay and lesbian state employees. U.S. District Judge John Sedwick on Friday issued a preliminary injunction that requires the... 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

Atlanta Megachurch Head Denies Sex With Young Men
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch near Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the congregation into a sexual relationship, his attorney said. Lawyers for the men, now 20 and 21, say they... Read More

Former Colleagues Testify For Lesbian Flight Nurse
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TACOMA, Wash. - (AP) A lesbian flight nurse discharged under the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military was an excellent officer whose sexuality never caused a problem in her unit, former colleagues... 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 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

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