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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.


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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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Discussion of: (1) an important 9th Circuit ruling that classifications drawn on the basis of sexual orientation should be afforded heightened constitutional scrutiny; (2) the latest 10th Circuit marriage equality litigation news; (3) a groundbreaking decision from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court finding that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms that match who they are; and (4) a decision to deny a second-parent adoption in New York that is raising a lot of eyebrows.



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Discussion of: (1) the marriage equality rulings in New Mexico and Utah, as well as the Supreme Court decision to stay the Utah ruling; (2) a Colorado decision finding that a child can have two parents of the same sex; (3) international setbacks in India and Australia; and (4) an Indiana ruling concluding that a gender change does not void an existing marriage.

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In addition to a marriage equality update, discussion of: (1) a 9th Circuit administrative decision treating a federal court law clerk in an Oregon domestic partnership as if she was married for benefits purposes; (2) a Florida Supreme Court case involving the custody rights of a lesbian co-parent who had donated an egg that was fertilized in vitro and implanted in her same-sex partner; and (3) the passage of ENDA in the U.S. Senate.

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In addition to a marriage equality update, discussion of: (1) a Missouri case concerning the (non-) rights of a partner of a deceased highway patrolman to his partner's death benefit; (2) a federal case out of Nevada finding that a child can have two legal mothers; and (3) a case concerning the sexual harassment claims brought by a female subordinate against her gay male supervisor.


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Discussion of: (1) marriage equality litigation news from NJ & Illinois; (2) a South Carolina case concerning sex reassignment surgery performed on an infant; and (3) a 6th Circuit case concerning the claimed free exercise of religion rights of a closely-held corporation objecting to providing health plans covering women's contraceptives.

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Discussion of: (1) a 9th Circuit case rejecting a constitutional challenge to the state’s ban on so-called sexual orientation conversion therapy; (2) developments out of New Mexico concerning a wedding photographer’s refusal to participate in a same-sex wedding ceremony and broader marriage equality news; and (3) additional cases demonstrating again the far-reaching impact of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor.

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Discussion of: (1) the first case to go to trial involving a hate crimes prosecution under the amended Federal hate crimes law, which now covers sexual orientation and gender identity; (2) a case out of Michigan involving the First Amendment claims of a high school student who made anti-gay comments on Anti-Bullying Day; and (3) two cases out of Michigan invoking the Windsor decision, which involve challenges the state's ban on same-sex couples getting married or jointly adopting children and a domestic partnership benefits statute.

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This special edition of the podcast covers the major decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in the Windsor and Perry cases, respectively.

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