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Gloucester County transgender student granted trial after hearing in Norfolk

Monday, July 27, 2015
Gavin Grimm
At a hearing today, Gavin Grimm, 16, went before a Federal District judge to fight for his right to use the bathroom of the gender he identifies with. ...

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Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
Kansas contended in a court filing that continued litigation "serves no legitimate purpose." ...

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Public workers can’t refuse to issue marriage licenses

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
County officials have a duty to impartially administer the law and cannot refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples if they have religious objections, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a letter to the state attorney general. ...

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Wisconsin’s battle to defend same-sex marriage ban will cost taxpayers $1 million

Sunday, March 29, 2015
An agreement announced Friday calls for the state to pay the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented eight couples who sued to overturn Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Civil rights groups seek class action status, demand for marriage equality in Alabama

Friday, March 6, 2015
Milton Persinger, left, and Robert Povilat, both of Mobile, Ala., get married at Government Plaza as the Rev. Sandy O'Steen from Cornerstone Metropolitan Community Church officiates. They were the first same-sex couple to get married in Mobile, Ala., Thursday Feb. 12, 2015.
The motion requests that the federal district court expand their lawsuit to cover all county probate judges in the state. ...

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ACLU wants couple barred from Nebraska same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Harold Wilson (left) and Gracy Sedlak
The ACLU says Harold B. Wilson and his transgender fiancee Gracy Sedlak have not demonstrated that the seven Nebraska couples already in the suit do not adequately represent the couple's interests. ...

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ACLU sues Indiana school that refuses to allow gay-straight alliance

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
A North Carolina school  has suspended all clubs after parents express concerns over a new club for LGBT students and allies.
The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, Ind., is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members. ...

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Mich. won’t appeal ruling that overturned ban on domestic partner benefits

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The state of Michigan won't appeal a decision that struck down a law barring local governments from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners. ...

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Discrimination complaint filed against Va. school district over restroom policy

Friday, December 19, 2014
Gavin Grimm
The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender." ...

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ACLU dismisses Wisconsin lawsuit seeking recognition of same-sex marriages

Thursday, December 18, 2014
The state said in October the marriages were valid after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a ruling declaring Wisconsin's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. ...

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