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Boston

  • 26th September 2012

    US: State to appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 21

    Judge Mark Wolf ruled that Michelle Kosilek was entitled to gender reassignment surgery as the only way to treat her gender dysphoria

    11:12 PM — The Department of Correction is to appeal against a judge's ruling that a trans woman incarcerated in a male-only prison should be given gender-reassignment surgery as the only way to treat her condition.

  • 11th September 2012

    US: Couple to sue Catholic diocese over refused mansion sale 10

    The mansion was a former Catholic retreat centre

    12:41 AM — A gay couple are suing a Catholic diocese which allegedly refused to sell them a plot of land and a mansion over priests' fears that they would host same-sex wedding ceremonies on the property.

  • 22nd July 2012

    Boston mayor says ‘anti-gay’ Chick-fil-A not welcome 16

    Chick-fil-A has given millions of dollars to anti-gay groups

    9:23 PM — The mayor of Boston has said that fast food chain Chick-fil-A will find it "very difficult" to open in Boston because of its statements on marriage equality. Mayor Thomas M Menino suggested he would block the chain from opening in the city because it "discriminates against a population".

  • 4th April 2012

    Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3

    The Obama administration no longer defends DOMA, which it considers unconstitutional

    9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.

  • 10th November 2010

    Two lawsuits filed against US Defence of Marriage Act 9

    Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer's marriage was not recognised by the federal government

    3:27 PM — Two lawsuits have been filed against the US Defence of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of gay marriage. Couples and bereaved spouses in New York, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire will challenge the law.

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