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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

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

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

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

U.S. Seeks Delay In 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to allow the military's "don't ask, don't tell' policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays serving openly. The government's court... Read More

Judge Overturns California Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S.... 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