LGBT Law Notes – 2016 – Issue 01 – January

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Lesbian Mom’s Case Gets Closer to U.S. Supreme Court Review

A lesbian mother’s quest for joint custody of the children she had adopted in Georgia and raised together with her former same-sex partner in Alabama took a step closer to the Supreme Court when the Court granted her “Application for Recall and Stay of Certificate of...

Discharged Atlanta Fire Chief Strikes Back in Federal Lawsuit

Kelvin J. Cochran, who was discharged as Chief of the Atlanta, Georgia, Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) after he self-published a book asserting negative views about homosexuality and same-sex marriage based on his religious beliefs, has struck back at the City and...

Wisconsin Birth Certificate Litigation Hits Speed Bump

Lambda Legal’s federal lawsuit seeking to compel Wisconsin officials to issue appropriate birth certificates for children of married same-sex couples hit a speed bump on December 16 when U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb denied Lambda’s motion for class...