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Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

NEW YORK, NY—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 2, on the South Steps of the South Carolina State House in Columbia to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of a 16-year-old gender non-conforming teen […]

Utah Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

Utah Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Today, the three couples challenging the State of Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples asked the United States Supreme Court to accept the request of Utah state officials to review the case. In the brief filed today, the plaintiffs argue that Supreme Court review is required because same-sex couples in Utah […]

National Group Launches new PrEP Initiative Aimed at Young Gay Men of Color

National Group Launches new PrEP Initiative Aimed at Young Gay Men of Color

Resources from the 2014 International AIDS Conference By: Eric Brus*— The National Minority AIDS Council recently announced its new PrEPare for Life online resource page. The target audience for the resource is young gay men, in particular Black and Latino gay men between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. The PrEPare for Life site […]

Gay Baby Boom: Two Dads in Love & in Love with Their Son

Gay Baby Boom: Two Dads in Love & in Love with Their Son

By: Scott Kearnan of GayswithKids.com— It was the baby photo seen round the world. On June 27, Toronto dads BJ Barone and Frank Nelson welcomed their baby son Milo into the world. It was a magical moment they shared with an intimate few: surrogate mom Kathy, of course, and birth photographer Lindsay Foster. But it was […]

AG Benched: Gov. Rick Scott Now Front & Center in Florida’s Marriage Equality Debate

AG Benched: Gov. Rick Scott Now Front & Center in Florida’s Marriage Equality Debate

All summer long, in an appalling display of election year cowardice, Governor Rick Scott has been in a crouch position, attempting to hide behind Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue of same-sex marriage. That ends now with a ruling in Federal Court that has shifted the debate on marriage equality squarely to Governor Rick Scott’s desk.  Last […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Ban on Marriage Equality

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Ban on Marriage Equality

FLORIDA—The U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality yesterday, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June. In Brenner v. Scott, the private attorneys sued the state on […]

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of AMPA for VA Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of AMPA for VA Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

WASHINGTON, DC – Lambda Legal and Morrison and Foerster LLP have filed suit against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the American Military Partner Association (“AMPA”) arguing that the denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states that refuse to recognize their marriages is in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s […]

Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians Offered Free of Charge

Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians Offered Free of Charge

Equality Florida Institute is providing an electronic version of the Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families free of charge on their website. Recently updated, the 76-page resource was a pro bono project of the law firm Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, in cooperation with Equality Florida Institute.  This third edition of the Handbook is full of helpful information […]