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Cincinnati jury vindicates unmarried (lesbian) mom teacher in Catholic school

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June 6, 2013
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A former Catholic school teacher who became pregnant using artificial insemination won a Title VII lawsuit against the local archdocese this week when a federal district court jury found that her firing constituted discrimination based on pregnancy. Her lawyer successfully argued that had she not become pregnant as well as unmarried, she would not have […]

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UN Human Rights Committee overturns Russia’s “public morality” speech restriction

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December 1, 2012
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Governments attempting to use the tired “public morality” excuse to curb LGBT-positive speech: you’re on notice. On November 19th the UN Human Rights Committee issued a landmark ruling in Fedotova v. Russia.  The plaintiff is a lesbian who was arrested and fined 1500 rubles in 2009 for displaying signs that read “Homosexuality is normal” and […]

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Latin American Reproductive Rights Update

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October 6, 2012
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Latin America has long been an area of the world with very weak reproductive rights protections. All too familiarly, strong religious and other socially conservative interests in most Latin American countries (Cuba being the most notable exception) have successfully framed abortion law as being about traditional morality and “family values,” not women’s safety, health, and privacy. A […]

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Change is coming to hoj

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June 2, 2012
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Yes, on Monday June 4, hunter of justice will be born again. Thanks to fabulous web designer Barbara Kerr, the old blog is getting a new look. If the migration goes as well as it is supposed to, all of the rss feeds and email subscriptions will also migrate seamlessly. If you experience any problems, […]

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Lambda files federal constitutional challenge to Nevada marriage law

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April 10, 2012

In the wake of the Ninth Circuit's opinion in Perry v. Brown, Lambda Legal is filing a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in Nevada alleging that the state marriage law violates the U.S. Constitution because it excludes same-sex couples. The suit, Sevcik v. Sandoval, is being litigated solely under the Equal Protection Clause. Nevada is […]

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Happy Easter and Passover – and remember…

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April 6, 2012
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