December 18, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
We have been covering a lot of marriage equality cases and the challenges to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, and even more so since those are headed to the Supreme Court right now. But there are other LGBT rights cases working their way through the courts. Here is a round-up of some of those.
– The Sixth Circuit recently ruled that a school’s diversity officer’s firing for anti-LGBT comments was lawful. [Decision at link.]
– The Montana Supreme Court rejected a same-sex couple’s case to get equal benefits as “overly broad” in a 4-3 decision, but invited them to amend their lawsuit to specify which benefits they are seeking.
– An Iowa court has ordered an accurate death certificate for a stillborn baby with lesbian parents.
– Michigan appeals court rules in favor of second parent adoption for gay and lesbian couples.