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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Obergefell’ Requires Placing Married Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

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Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Reactions: Texas Abortion Law at the Supreme Court

Photo: Planned Parenthood
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Texas' 2013 anti-choice law threatens to close more than 75 percent of clinics offering abortion care and leave many women with little meaningful ability to exercise their constitutional rights. ...
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Kentucky Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms Lesbian Mother’s Right to Custody Petition

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In a unanimous decision, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that Amy H., a lesbian mother, will have her day in court to petition for joint custody of her daughter. ...
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Transgender Woman Sues Seattle Blood Clinic for Sex Discrimination

A technician carries a box designed to transport human blood at a blood drive. Photo: Natalie Behring/The Columbian
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A transgender woman has filed a federal suit against Bloodworks Northwest, a Seattle-based blood clinic, for terminating her employment on the basis of sex. ...
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Missouri Court of Appeals Allows Lesbian Mother to Seek Custody

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A court in Kansas City held that a woman who planned for and raised twin children with her long-term same-sex partner can seek custody. ...
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Marriage Discrimination Banned in Guam

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Qualified Guam same-sex couples, will be able to apply for a Guam marriage license on the same terms as heterosexual couples on Monday morning. ...
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Navy Vet Madelynn Lee Taylor to Receive NCLR Award

(L to R): Nicole LeFavour, Gretchen Bates, Donna Vasquez, and Madelynn Lee Taylor.
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Idaho Navy veteran Madelynn “Lee” Taylor will be honored with the Courage Award for standing up to discriminatory laws banning marriage equality. ...
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Memo: A Foster Family’s Brave Day in Court

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Everything before this seems small compared to what she did in that courtroom, giving George proof that, with us, he has a family on his side. ...
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Alabama Court Recognizes Same-Sex Parent Adoptions

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals unanimously held that a second parent adoption granted to now separated same-sex parents must be recognized.
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Alabama Court of Civil Appeals unanimously held that a second parent adoption granted to now separated same-sex parents must be recognized. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Brief Filed in Ohio Marriage Cases

Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges - Freedom to Marry in Ohio
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“When a couple knits their lives together through marriage, making promises of enduring support and care, they vow to be wed until death - not state lines." ...
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