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July 2012

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Agreement reached on Illinois policy for issuing new birth certificates for transgender individuals News item summary US (IL) 30 JUL

Outing could be a crime, Italian Supreme Court rules News item summary IT 30 JUL
• Sentenza: Court of Cassation, Section V, judgment of July 24, 2012 n. 30369 PDF (in Italian) 1.28MB, 24 JUL 12

France overturns decision to deport Senegal gay man News item summary FR 28 JUL

9th Circuit delays gay marriage ban review News item summary US (CA) 27 JUL
• Order: Karen Golinski v. US Office of Personnel Management & Ors PDF 43.67kb, 27 JUL 12

Islington Council publishes sexual orientation of 2,400 residents News item summary UK 27 JUL

Same sex marriage has wide support News item summary NZ 27 JUL

Prominent LGBT rights defender becomes judge in Kenya News item summary KE 26 JUL

Transgender Alaskans can change sex on licenses easier under new DMV rule News item summary US (AK) 26 JUL

Court: A Civil Union in Vermont Is the Same as a Marriage in Massachusetts News item summary US (MA) 26 JUL
• Opinion: Todd J. Elis-Warnken v. Richard A. Elia SJC-11023 PDF 23.52kb, 26 JUL 12

Same sex marriage to be legalised News item summary UK 26 JUL

Hong Kong court dismisses case in which man sought to challenge police action at IDAHO 2011 News item summary HK 25 JUL

France to deport gay asylum seeker from Senegal News item summary FR 25 JUL

House Approves Ban On Same-Sex Unions On Military Bases News item summary US (DC) 22 JUL

Ghana Supreme Court to rule on gay rights News item summary GH 21 JUL

Benefits cleared for same-sex partners News item summary US (DC) 21 JUL

Liberian Senate votes to ban gay marriage in constitution News item summary LR 20 JUL

OPM to extend health coverage to gay federal employees' children News item summary US (DC) 20 JUL
• US Government Printing Office: Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 140 / Proposed Rules 20 JUL 12

Colombian transexual denied asylum in Spain News item summary ES 20 JUL

Judge says Colorado State Patrol has 'anti-gay culture' News item summary US (CO) 19 JUL
• State Personnel Board: Brett L Williams v. Department of Oublic Safety, Colorado State Patrol No. 2011G028 PDF 805.26kb, 16 JUL 12

US military allowed to wear uniforms at gay pride News item summary US (DC) 20 JUL
Memorandum: Request for Guidance Regarding the San Diego Pride Parade PDF 49.70kb, 19 JUL 12

'Gay panic' to stay in Queensland, rules LNP News item summary AU (QLD) 19 JUL

Lithuania proposes anti-trans law News item summary LT 19 JUL

Scouts keep gay ban News item summary US (TX) 19 JUL
• BSA Press Release: After Two-Year Evaluation, Boy Scouts of America Affirms Membership Standards and Announces No Change in Policy 17 JUL 12

New protocol puts more power in the hands of Scottish trans people News item summary UK 18 JUL
• Scottish Government: Gender Reassignment Protocol PDF 134.12kb, 17 JUL 12

Christian B&B discriminated against gay couple, BC tribunal rules News item summary CA (BC) 18 JUL
• BCHRT: Eadie and Thomas v. Riverbend Bed and Breakfast and others (No. 2) 2012 BCHRT 247 PDF 110.13kb, 17 JUL 12

Hungary extends hate crime laws to include gays News item summary HU 18 JUL

Gay refugee rejection unreasonable, court rules News item summary CA 17 JUL
• Federal Court: Francis Ojo Ogunrinde and The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness PDF 2012 FC 760 210.79kb, 15 JUN 12

FDA approves first drug for reducing the risk of sexually acquired HIV News item summary US (DC) 17 JUL
• FDA News Releases: FDA approves first drug for reducing the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection 16 JUL 12

Scottish government rules out same-sex marriage referendum News item summary UK 17 JUL

DOMA headed to the Supreme Court? News item summary US (NY) 16 JUL
• Petition for Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment: Edith Schlain Windsor v. The USA PDF 370.13kb, 13 JUL 12

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The Netherlands opens its doors to LGBT Iraqis News item summary NL 14 JUL

Government signals discrimination protection for gays and older people News item summary BM 14 JUL

France outlaws transgender bigotry News item summary FR 13 JUL

Chilean President Signs Landmark Anti-Discrimination Legislation News item summary CL 13 JUL

Report shows discrimination News item summary AU (NSW) 11 JUL
• Report: Outing Injustice: Understanding the legal needs of LGBTI communities in NSW PDF 1.64MB, DEC 11

Gays are allowed in the cadets, Philippine military says News item summary PH 11 JUL

Single vote denies Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians same-sex marriage amendment News item summary US (MI) 10 JUL

What About Divorce Among Same-Sex Couples? News item summary US 10 JUL

Ruling poses tax issues for same-sex couples News item summary US 10 JUL

Forbidden Love News item summary DE, 09 JUL

Improving Legal Recognition of Gender Diversity in the ACT News item summary AU (ACT) 09 JUL
• Report: Beyond the Binary: legal recognition of sex and gender diversity in the ACT PDF 735.08kb, MAR 12

Episcopalians Provisionally OK Marriage Rites, Transgender Rights News item summary US (IN) 09 JUL

Arizona same-sex partners benefits case goes to high court News item summary US (AZ) 09 JUL
• Case: Janice K Brewer et al v. Joseph R Diaz et al No 12023, 02 JUL

Queensland surrogacy ban would breach federal discrimination laws, says legal expert News item summary AU (QLD) 09 JUL

Australian Capital Territory bid to remove surgery requirement for trans recognition News item summary AU (ACT) 08 JUL

Legal brief: Amendment One does not prohibit domestic partner benefits News item summary US (NC) 06 JUL
• Public Employment Law Bulletin: Amendment One, North Carolina Public Employers, and Domestic Partner Benefits PDF 493.21kb, 29 JUN

"Shared parenting responsibilities" for separated mums News item summary AU (QLD) 06 JUL

Ukrainian Lawmakers Pull Antigay Bill After International Outcry News item summary UA 06 JUL

New York court dismisses gay marriage challenge News item summary US (NY) 06 JUL
• Opinion and Order: New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms v New York State Senate PDF 26.78kb, 06 JUL 2012

Transgender woman appeals rape acquittal News item summary SE 06 JUL

BLAG Request to Stop DOMA Challenge Denied News item summary US (CT) 05 JUL
•Order: Joanne Pedersen v. OPM & Others PDF 29.75kb, 04 JUL 2012

Spanish court upholds same-sex marriage News item summary ES 05 JUL
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China lifts ban on lesbians giving blood News item summary CN 03 JUL

Gay rights activists file suit with ECHR contesting Arkhangelsk region's law banning propaganda of homosexuality News item summary RU 02 JUL

US gay military groups merge News item summary US 02 JUL

New guide gives gay tourists the low-down on British rights News item summary UK 02 JUL
• Stonewall: Your Welcome! A guide for gay visitors to Britain PDF 2.04MB, 26 JUN 12

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