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Discussion of: (1) decisions from appellate courts in Oklahoma and Michigan extending standing for former partners in lesbian couples to seek custody or visitation of children they previously raised together as part of a couple; (2) an important new precedent from a New York federal court holding that all discrimination against transgender people by the government or any agent of the government is presumptively unconstitutional; (3) a ruling out of a Michigan federal court finding that the plaintiffs challenging the state policy for changing their gender on driver licenses sufficiently alleged a constitutionally-protected privacy interest in avoiding disclosure of their transgender status; and (4) two Mississippi Supreme Court justices who believe Obergefell can be ignored.

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