The managing attorney for Lambda's Midwest Regional Office who argued the appeal commented, "This ruling in favor of [Nabozny] is spectacular news for young lesbians and gay men facing violence and harassment in their schools. The decision reversed a lower court's ruling to throw out the case for lack of evidence.
The Department of Justice previously submitted an amicus brief in when the Zarda case went before Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
The commission issued a report last December, recommending by a vote that same sex marriage be legalized. States have continued to push ahead with bills prohibiting same sex marriages, and a variety of anti-gay legislative efforts have been pushed at the local level.
The deputy legal director for the People For the American Way Action Fund, commented, "We're quite pleased the city council has done the right thing and sent the right message to all citizens that everyone in the community should be treated equally and fairly. Related Stories.
Hawaii residents voted by a narrow margin to convene a state constitutional convention in which they could possibly discuss passage of a state constitutional amendment to outlaw same sex marriage in Hawaii. The Department of Justice previously submitted an amicus brief in when the Zarda case went before Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Meanwhile, gay rights' supporters are still weighing the election's effect on anti-gay activity. A spokesman for the mayor said, "If there was going to be an onslaught of new people seeking benefits, it would have happened by now. Check out his websiteor follow him on Gay city could produce so much federal antigay legislation dpfunke.
The governors of Alabama and Mississippi have signed executive orders, and ballot initiative petitions are circulating in Maine and Oregon.
Public debate had raged for 18 months before the Lansing City Council passed the anti-discrimination ordinance in March. Meanwhile, gay rights' supporters are still weighing the election's effect on anti-gay activity. A gay man sued his former Wisconsin school because it had failed to protect him from constant, at times brutal, anti-gay assaults and harassment while he was a student.
December 17, A committee will reexamine an ordinance designed to protect the civil rights of gay men and lesbians, even though the city council terminated its discussion of such an ordinance months ago.