14 Sep 2011

Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, says that the tribe's decision to recognize same-sex marriage reflects the community's high value on inclusiveness and the fact that homosexuality historically has not been a divisive issue in the tribe...Last month, the Suquamish Tribal Council amended its existing Marriage and Divorce Ordinance [read more]

13 Sep 2011

Betsy Griffing, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, argues that despite a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Montana, the equal protection guarantees of the state constitution and Montana Supreme Court precedent require the recognition of same-sex couples short of marriage...In Donaldson and Guggenheim v. Montana, [read more]

7 Sep 2011

John Knight, Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, says that the Seventh Circuit's recent decision affirming the need for hormone therapy for transgender inmates offers a new level of protection against political biases that would cause transgender inmates serious harm...The Seventh Circuit's decision in Fields [read more]

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