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Discussion of: (1) all of the marriage equality litigation news from January through the second week in February, including the announcement of the certiorari grant from the Supreme Court and the latest on the situation in Alabama; (2) an intermediate Michigan appellate court decision rejecting a First Amendment challenge from a former assistant attorney general who posted outrageous and homophobic statements on a blog; (3) a California Supreme Court ruling holding that the state’s sex offender registration law does not violate equal protection when it only mandates registration for certain sexual acts; and (4) a military appeals court voiding a sodomy conviction based on the erroneous exclusion of evidence about a penis-measuring contest among Navy men at Guantanamo.

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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.


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