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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality litigation news from the last month of the year, plus the latest developments from Florida, the newest state where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry; (2) a devastating en banc First Circuit ruling for the transgender community that one dissenter compared to Plessy v. Ferguson; (3) a New York parental rights case involving a birth mother that wanted to have it both ways; and (4) a decision from the Rhode Island Supreme Court that dismissed a lawsuit brought by Catholic firefighters upset over being forced to participate in a gay pride parade.

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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality litigation news from the last month, including the latest developments on the certiorari petitions filed with the U.S. Supreme Court; (2) a case from New York's highest court involving the criminal law doctrine of repugnancy in the context of a transgender hate crime; (3) a Michigan federal district court striking down that state's ban on benefits for the partners of gay public employees; and (4) an interesting New York ruling involving an exception to the parental presumption for the children of married same-sex couples.

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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality litigation news since our last podcast in October, including the Sixth Circuit's long-awaited opinion that has now potentially reopened the door to Supreme Court review; (2) a case involving whether a straight man's sexual orientation has any relevance to whether he sexually abused another man; (3) a groundbreaking decision from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that the Department of the Army engaged in unlawful discrimination against a transgender employee; and (4) where the 2014 election left the LGBT community.

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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality litigation news, and lack thereof, since the beginning of September; (2) a Third Circuit panel's unanimous decision upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy; (3) an interesting parental rights case out of Texas involving two dads that conceived a child via surrogacy; and (4) an unusual lawsuit filed by a white lesbian against a sperm bank that did not send her what she ordered.

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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality news since mid-July, including late breaking developments out of Louisiana and the Seventh Circuit; (2) President Obama's amending of important executive orders to protect the LGBT employees of the federal government and federal contractors; (3) an interesting parental rights case out of New Jersey; and (4) a decision involving a gay New York man's disturbing set of allegations against his gym.

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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality news since the beginning of June, including the first federal appellate court decision finding that same-sex couples have the right to marry; (2) the disturbing Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court and what it could mean for the LGBT community; (3) an interesting bankruptcy court decision involving a woman who contracted HIV from her secretly gay husband; and (4) a New Jersey case that has offered a look inside the scary world of gay conversion therapy.

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Discussion of: (1) the avalanche of marriage equality news from May; (2) a landmark reversal from the Department of Health and Human Services, overturning its blanket ban on transgender-related surgeries for those on Medicare; (3) an important New York case on the parental rights of spouses; and (4) an interesting ruling from an appellate court in New York about what the crime is when one accidentally murders their sex partner by asphyxiation.

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Discussion of: (1) groundbreaking decisions for the transgender community from the highest courts in India and Australia; (2) the latest federal court marriage equality litigation news out of Ohio, Indiana, and the 10th Circuit; (3) an important new interpretation of Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination; and (4) a discussion of Jo Becker's very controversial new book, Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality.

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Discussion of: (1) the latest federal court marriage equality litigation news out of Michigan, Tennessee, the 4th Circuit, the 9th Circuit, and the 10th Circuit; (2) a decision ordering the City of New York to pay for a transgender girl in the foster care system's gender reassignment surgery; (3) a Massachusetts appeals court's affirmance of a jury’s rejection of a gay man’s tort claims against a former partner; and (4) a federal judge's dismissal of a gay man's claims arising out of a public nudity arrest at San Diego Pride in 2011.


Visit le-gal.org to learn more about The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York and to subscribe to Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, the most comprehensive monthly publication summarizing legal and legislative developments affecting the LGBT community here and abroad.

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Discussion of: (1) the latest federal district court marriage equality rulings out of Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas (with a note regarding Nevada's appeal at the 9th Circuit); (2) an Idaho Supreme Court decision opening up adoption to same-sex partners; (3) the terrible new anti-gay law signed by the president of Uganda; and (4) a 1st Circuit decision critical of a district court judge that does not believe in bisexuality.


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