Members and friends gathered at Bar-tini in Hell’s Kitchen for a farewell event to honor our Executive Director, Brad Snyder, as he steps down from his position to assume a new role as the Director of Institutional Giving at The … read more
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On September 27, Mercer County (NJ) Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson ruled in Garden State Equality v. Dow, 2013 WL 5397372, that New Jersey civil unions fail to afford the state constitution’s equal protection guarantee to same-sex couples, because … read more
Missouri law provides that the surviving spouse of a public employee who is killed in the line of duty be entitled to a death benefit equal to half of the deceased employee’s final average compensation. The statute, adopted in 1969, … read more
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously on October 3 in St. Mary v. Damon, 2013 WL 5498828, 2013 Nev. LEXIS 84, that a child can have two mothers and that a co-parenting agreement made by two women before their child … read more
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals, in a rather curt opinion, has affirmed a decision of the state’s Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) denying Christopher Bowen’s claim that he was terminated from his job because of his sexual orientation and … read more
Attorneys from Lambda Legal, joined by local counsel of Tinney Law Firm, PLLC, and cooperating attorneys from Jenner & Block, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Huntington Division, on October 1, representing … read more
A group of Tennessee lawyers backed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville) on October 21, claiming that the state’s refusal to recognize the same-sex … read more
On October 7, the first day of its October 2013 Term, the Supreme Court announced that it had denied petitions for certiorari in two pending LGBT-related cases, MacDonald v. Moose from the 4th Circuit and Dixon v. University of Toledo from the … read more
The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge to the state’s Solicitation of Sodomy statute, OCGA sec. 16-6-15, but overturned the conviction of a male City of Nashville police officer who was convicted of soliciting gay sex from a … read more