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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

Gay Couple Challenges Wyoming's Marriage Law
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Wyoming law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree of Cheyenne say the Laramie County Clerk's Office... 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

Mexican Court Upholds Capital's Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEXICO CITY - (AP) Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing same-sex marriages in Mexico City is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by federal prosecutors who argued it violated the charter's guarantees to protect the family... Read More

Gay Student Sues Ex-Michigan Official Over Stalking
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - (AP) The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has sued a former assistant state attorney general on charges of stalking and causing emotional distress. The Detroit Free Press and AnnArbor.com reported... Read More

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

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