Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

Iowa Supreme Court hears argument in co-parent birth certificate case

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December 19, 2012
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Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in Gartner v. Iowa Department of Health, in which a married lesbian couple is contesting the state’s refusal to co-list them as parents. The outcome in this case will signal whether the Iowa Supreme Court, which ruled in 2009 that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry, […]

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LGBT Law Update: Latin America

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July 20, 2012
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A major breakthrough in sexual orientation law in Latin America occurred earlier this year: the ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that Chilean authorities unlawfully discriminated against Judge Karen Atala Riffo by denying her custody of her children based on her sexual orientation.  Now there is an English translation of the Atala decision; […]

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LGBT update: The European Court of Human Rights

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July 16, 2012
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The European Court of Human Rights is a very active forum for LGBT-related cases this year. The Court’s web site and HUDOC database are comprehensive, easy-to-use resources for those wanting more details about these or other ECHR cases, but here’s a brief summary: As we reported last month, the Court ruled in favor of Moldovan LGBT advocacy organization GENDERDOC-M, who […]

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There’s Something About Iowa

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July 15, 2012
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Three LGBT-related cases are making their way through the Iowa state courts this month with Lambda Legal’s help… In Rhoades v. Iowa, the plaintiff, a gay man, was previously convicted of intentionally exposing another person to HIV. His attorney advised him to plead guilty; never mind that the sex was consensual, they used a condom, […]

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