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Federal Gov. to Recognize Same-Sex Marrage in 6 More States

Federal Gov. to Recognize Same-Sex Marrage in 6 More States

Same-Sex Marriage Now Recognized in 32 States, Plus District of Columbia WASHINGTON—In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, […]

Lesbian Veteran Will be Buried with Her Late Wife in Idaho Cemetery

Lesbian Veteran Will be Buried with Her Late Wife in Idaho Cemetery

BOISE, Idaho—A 74-year-old Navy veteran who challenged Idaho’s marriage equality ban so she could be buried with her late wife in Idaho’s state-run veterans cemetery will have her wishes respected after Idaho state officials agreed to allow the couple to be interred together. Today, Madelynn “Lee” Taylor went to the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery to […]

Federal Judge Hears Marriage Equality Case in Wyoming

Federal Judge Hears Marriage Equality Case in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyoming—Today, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming heard argument in the challenge to the State of Wyoming’s refusal to permit same-sex couples to marry and to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. Judge Skavdahl said that he will issue his ruling by […]

Governor Cuomo Announces End of AIDS Taskforce

Governor Cuomo Announces End of AIDS Taskforce

Names Doug Wirth, President/CEO of Amida Care as a Member NEW YORK, NY—On October 14, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the creation of the End of AIDS Task Force to implement his bold plan to end new HIV infections in the Empire State by 2020. Members of the Task Force include longstanding AIDS activists, HIV services […]

9th Circuit Lifts Stay on Same-Sex Couples in Idaho

9th Circuit Lifts Stay on Same-Sex Couples in Idaho

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit entered an order requiring the State of Idaho to permit same-sex couples to marry beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday morning. The court’s order came in response to a request by the plaintiff couples who successfully challenged Idaho’s marriage ban […]

Married: Florida Recognizes First Same-Sex Couple

Married: Florida Recognizes First Same-Sex Couple

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—On the heels of a groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court Monday that brought the freedom to marry to a majority of Americans, Florida also made history today as Arlene Goldberg and her late wife, Carol Goldwasser, officially became the first same-sex couple whose marriage is respected by the state. U.S. District Court […]

The Fenway Institute Approved for $813K Research Award to Study Sexual Health of Female-to-Male Transgender People

The Fenway Institute Approved for $813K Research Award to Study Sexual Health of Female-to-Male Transgender People

BOSTON, Mass.—The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people. The study is one of 46 proposals PCORI approved for funding on September 30 to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research […]

TLDEF Commends New York City Orgs. on Efforts to End Discriminatory Transgender Birth Certificate Policy

TLDEF Commends New York City Orgs. on Efforts to End Discriminatory Transgender Birth Certificate Policy

Councilmember Johnson to Introduce Legislation and Department of Health to Put Forth Proposed Regulations to End Surgery Requirement for Transgender People Seeking to Match Their Birth Certificates With Their True Selves NEW YORK, NY—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) praises New York City Councilmember Corey Johnson and the New York City Department of […]