Tag: district court judge

A beer by any other name…

On the long list of ridiculous Texas laws the alcoholic beverage code would have to take up about half the space (although that whole “no marriage equality” thing is pretty far up there), but it seems like at least a...

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Court refuses to suspend lawsuit challenging DADT

LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied the government’s request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

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Notable deaths: Wagner, Raggio, LaLanne

Carolyn Wagner Carolyn Wagner Former P-FLAG vice president Carolyn Wagner, 57, died of cancer in Tulsa. Wagner became an advocate for the LGBT community after her son was a victim of bullying. She sued the Fayetteville, Ark.,...

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DOJ says DOMA justified to prevent ‘inequities’

LGBT advocates disappointed in Obama administration’s decision to defend law that he favors repealing Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief Jan. 13 with a federal appeals court that...

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Lambda Legal DOMA case heard in California

After the “don’t ask, don’t tell” win this week, mainstream media immediately looked for what we’d be after next. An ABC affiliate in California picked up on partner benefits. A Lambda Legal case,...

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Oral arguments ‘promising’ in Prop 8 case

Judges grill attorneys from both sides on issue of standing, merits of federal case challenging California’s same-sex marriage ban Lisa Keen |  Keen News Service SAN FRANCISCO — Famed attorney Ted Olson told a 9th Circuit...

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Dallas County ballots include 3 gay candidates

Log Cabin president says election offers LGBT voters several viable Republican candidates to back DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com The ballot for this year’s election is long — nine pages in some parts of...

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DOJ appeals injunction halting DADT

Advocates warn LGBT servicemembers not to come out until questions are settled From Staff and Wire Reports The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, Oct. 14 asked a federal district judge to allow the military to continue...

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