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February 2012

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Same-sex partner in will victory News item summary AU (VIC) 01 MAR
• Judgment: Estrella v. McDonald & Ors [2012] VSC 62 PDF 424.07kb, 29 FEB 12

'Propaganda' law passed in the final hearing in St. Petersburg News item summary RU 29 FEB

Liberia Considers Bill Criminalizing Same-Sex Marriages News item summary LR 27 FEB

Woman born a man enters civil partnership with female News item summary IE 27 FEB

Portuguese lawmakers defeat adoption bill News item summary PT 25 FEB

Cameroon in 'first' lesbian charges News item summary CM 24 FEB

Moldova city bans 'gay propaganda' News item summary MD 24 FEB

Transgender Marriage Based Immigration News item summary US (FED) 24 FEB

Maryland gay marriage bill on way to governor News item summary US (MD) 23 FEB

Gay in the army News item summary CA 23 FEB

Insurance Insult News item summary AU (VIC) 23 FEB

US Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional News item summary US (CA) 23 FEB

DENIED: Obama Admin Immigration Decision Puts Couples in Limbo News item summary US (DC) 23 FEB

Orange County, Florida To Allow Domestic-Partner Registry News item summary US (FL) 22 FEB

Hawaii Governor Won't Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban News item summary US (HI) 22 FEB

Transgender bill passes through Council News item summary US (MD) 21 FEB

Virginia legislature signs off on bill to let agencies deny adoptions to gay parents News item summary US (VA) 21 FEB

New IVF bill for SA introduced News item summaryAU (SA) 21 FEB
• Legislation South Australia: Assisted Reproductive Treatment (Equality of Access) Amendment Bill 2012 PDF 17.46kb, 16 FEB 12

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Approved By Senate Committee News item summary US (MD) 21 FEB

Prop 8 appeal heading to full circuit News item summary US (CA) 21FEB
• 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Applicants' Petition for Rehearing En Banc PDF 200.65kb, 21 FEB 12
• 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Motion to Intervene as Defendant-Appellant PDF 125.42kb, 21 FEB 12

Meretz MK postpones gay rights bill to seek support News item summary IL 19 FEB

Christian Democrats u-turn on Swedish trans sterilization News item summary SE 18 FEB

Justice Department Will No Longer Defend Law Blocking Military Benefits For Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (DC) 17 FEB
• Attorney-General's Letter: Re: McLaughlin v. Panetta, No. 11-11905 (D. Mass) PDF 24.77kb, 15 FEB 12

Gay Marriage Bill Passes Key Hurdle In Maryland News item summary US (MD) 17 FEB

Same-sex marriage law change addresses divorce News item summary CA (FED) 17 FEB
• Bill C: Civil Marriage of Non-residents Act No. 11-P-451 PDF 24.77kb, 15 FEB 12

N.J. governor vetoes same-sex marriage bill News item summary US (NJ) 17 FEB

No Immediate Veto From Christie on Gay Marriage News item summary US (NJ) 17 FEB

Delegate introduces bill for gay, lesbian civil unions News item summary US (WV) 16 FEB

Colorado Senate Panel Advances Civil Unions Bill News item summary US (CO) 16 FEB


State of South Australia closer to marriage equality News item summary AU (SA) 15 FEB

Maryland advances gay marriage bill on Valentine's Day News item summary US (MD) 14 FEB

Gregoire signs same-sex marriage bill News item summary US (WA) 13 FEB

New Jersey Senate OKs gay marriage; Gov. vows veto News item summary US (NJ) 13 FEB

Idaho senators block anti-discrimination language News item summary US (ID) 11 FEB

Family appeals for child's right to change sex News item summary AU 10 FEB

Transsexual child could be sent to mental ward News item summary DE 10 FEB

Russian city bans spreading of 'homosexual propaganda' News item summary RU 09 FEB

Europe upholds Sweden's right to curtail homophobia News item summary SE 09 FEB
• Judgment: Vejdeland and Others v. Sweden 09 FEB 12

Real name and ID number now required on China's biggest microblog News item summary CN 09 FEB

Governor Gregoire to sign gay marriage bill on Monday News item summary US (WA) 09 FEB

Washington state House passes gay marriage bill News item summary US (WA) 08 FEB

Marriage Equality Bill Introduced in Illinois News item summary US (IL) 08 FEB

IGLHRC Website Banned News item summary ID 07 FEB

Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Same-sex couples have a right to get married News item summary US (CA)08 FEB
• Judgment: Perry & Ors v Brown Word 481.97kb, 07 FEB 12

Iowa appeals same-sex birth ruling News item summary US (IA) 06 FEB

Queensland same-sex unions set to begin News item summary AU (QLD) 04 FEB
• Forms / Information: www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/births-deaths-and-marriages/civil-partnerships

Lawyer wins gay discrimination case against law firm News item summary UK 03 FEB
• Judgment: Bivonas LLP & Ors v Bennett Word 89.5kb, 31 JAN 12

Virginia House approves anti-gay adoption rule News item summary US (VA) 03 FEB

Custody law covers children of both same-sex and heterosexual marriages conceived by artificial insemination News item summary US (MA) 02 FEB
• Opinion: Gabriella Della Corte v. Angelica Ramirez No. 11-P-451 Word 236.06kb, 02 FEB 12

Woman in Cambodia sentenced to 4.5 years jail for lesbian sex with 'minor' News item summary KH 01 FEB

Washington Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill News item summary US (WA) 01 FEB

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