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Lambda Legal
"...is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work."

  • Marriage Project - (dead link)
  • Lawrence and Garner v. Texas - (dead link)
    U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas's "Homosexuality Conduct" law (June 26, 2003).
    Background on Lambda Legal's Supreme Court Case Challenging Texas's "Homosexual Conduct" Law.
    • U.S. Supreme Court's Majority Opinion - (dead link) [.pdf]
    • Case: Lawrence and Garner v. Texas - (dead link)
      "The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments March 26, 2003 on whether Texas's 'Homosexual Conduct' law is constitutional. The law criminalizes oral and anal sex by consenting gay couples and is used widely to justify discrimination against lesbians and gay men."

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
Recent Supreme Court Decision

[California] SFGate.com - San Francisco Chronicle

[Canada] CBC [Canada] News Indepth: Same Sex Rights
Sections include: Canada Timeline ; World Timeline ; Ottawa's Draft Bill ; PM's Speech to Caucus ; House of Commons Vote ; Key Resources ; Polls.

Gay/Lesbian Politics and Law: WWW and Internet Resources
"A selective, annotated guide to the best and most authoritative resources on politics, law, and policy. Designed for students, scholars, teachers, journalists, activists, and citizens, and maintained by Steve Sanders at Indiana University.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Lesbian and Gay Law Notes

[Massachusetts] Massachusetts Court Rules Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
- CNN article, February 04, 2004.

The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
"The Journal's primary purpose is to disseminate information and ideas about law and sexual orientation in an efficient and timely manner, but without duplicating the recent inclusion of articles on sexual orientation in traditional law reviews."

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Sections include: News ; Projects ; Events ; The Docket ; Publications ; What's New ; Other Resources.

Queer Legal Resources on the Net
This well organized site includes sections on QRD Legal Resources, Same-Gender Marriage, International Legal Issues, Organizations, and Links to Other Sties.
Maintained by Ron Buckmire

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