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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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Tune in for a brief update on marriage marriage equality developments and discussion of (1) a Florida case concerning whether gay sex qualifies as "sexual intercourse"; (2) a case out of Hong Kong concerning the right of a transgender woman to marry a man; and (3) an Iowa decision ordering the local health department to add the nonbirthing mother's name to the birth certificate of a married lesbian couple's child.

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Discussion of: (1) global marriage equality developments; (2) a NJ case concerning the forced resignation of a gay teacher after discovery of sex-related items in his basement; and (3) the certification of a class action attacking Section 3 of DOMA in the context of spousal immigration rights.

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Discussion of: (1) U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Prop 8 & DOMA; (2) a 4th Circuit ruling concerning Virginia's anti-sodomy statute; and (3) a case concerning homophobic threats communicated over Facebook.

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Discussion of: (1) the striking down of Austria's second-parent adoption ban; (2) the latest DOMA & Prop 8 developments in the U.S. Supreme Court; and (3) the firing of a lesbian Catholic school employee after she became pregnant through donor insemination.

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Discussion of: (1) a potential advance for transgender inmates seeking gender reassignment surgery; (2) the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to the Federal requirement that NGOs working on HIV prevention affirmatively oppose prostitution; and (3) a California case involving the presumptive parentage claim of an adoptive parent's former same-sex partner.

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Discussion of: (1) developments for marriage equality/DOMA cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; (2) a Montana case concerning an effort by six same-sex couples to obtain the equivalent of civil unions or domestic partnerships; and (3)  a Wisconsin case concerning whether that State’s domestic partnership law violates its anti-marriage equality amendment passed in 2006.

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Discussion of: (1) the impact of the U.S. presidential election and victories at the ballot box for the LGBT community as well as U.S. Supreme Court (non-)developments; (2) a setback for marriage equality litigation in Nevada; (3)  a Canadian case concerning criminal liability for HIV transmission; and (4) a Maine case concerning the bullying & harassment of a transgender student. Visit le-gal.org to learn more about LeGaL, The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, and to subscribe to Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, the most comprehensive monthly publication summarizing legal developments affecting the LGBT community here and abroad.

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Discussion of: (1) the 2nd Circuit's ruling in Windsor striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act; (2) the first U.S. prosecution of an anti-gay hate crime under the Hate Crimes Prevention Act; and (3) a Kentucky state court ruling that the sexual orientation of a parent cannot alone be a determining factor in a custody decision. Visit le-gal.org to learn more about LeGaL, The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, and to subscribe to Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, the most comprehensive monthly publication summarizing legal developments affecting the LGBT community here and abroad.

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