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Wisconsin Federal Judge Stays Ruling Overturning Same-Sex Marriage Ban

One week and 500 marriages after striking down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, the ruling was stayed and counties were enjoined from processing further marriage license applications.

Obama Poised to Sign EO Barring Federal Contractors from Discriminating Against LGBT Applicants

A new executive order appends the categories of sexual orientation and gender identity to the existing framework prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against individuals.

9th Cir. Uses Heightened Scrutiny to Examine Sexual Orientation

The Ninth Circuit in SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Abbott Labs. used heightened scrutiny to review an equal-protection claim based on sexual orientation.

Articles »

A Primer on Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

By Monica Hof Wallace and Christopher Gerald Otten

A discussion of the federal court decision in Kentucky that focused on the recognition of same-sex marriages in Kentucky, rather than the right to enter into the marriage.

Why Same-Sex Couples Will Be Moving to Florida (and Other Low Tax Cost States)

By Alan S. Gassman

IRS Revenue Ruling 2013-17 treats same-sex couples as married for federal income, estate, and gift tax purposes.

Challenges to Same-Sex Marriage Bans Succeeding

By Mark T. Hamby

An overview of recent decisions finding same-sex marriages and equality bans unconstitutional.

Announcements »

Surviving and Thriving: Success Tips for Diverse Litigators

Don't miss this free roundtable on April 16, 2014, cosponsored by LGBT Litigator, Young Advocates, and Minority Trial Lawyer Committees.

ABA SOGI Commission, National LGBT Bar Submissions Call

The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the National LGBT Bar Association are pleased to announce their joint publication, OUT and ABOUT: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, an edited collection of personal essays, to be published in the fall of 2013.

Call for Contributing Authors

We are seeking authors to contribute to the LGBT Litigator.

LGBT Litigator Leadership

Cochairs Editors  

J. Dalton Courson

New Orleans, LA

Kevin Kraham

Washington, D.C.

Nicholas P. Drury

Chicago, IL

Emily Ambrose

Minneapolis, MN