The State of Arizona will be sued to determine whether it has the right to discriminate partners of gay employees.
Since now several weeks we hear of bills aiming at legalizing discriminations against LGBT people. Some of these laws, if approved, would even prevent any legal action and would thus block possible challenges against discriminatory laws like same-sex marriage bans.
Until a few days ago, there were four states, Idaho, Kansas, Arizona and Tennessee, to have introduced bills like that. From now on, one breathes a little bit better in Kansas where the bill was killed, but for how long?
We expected an answer of the Supreme Court of United States in order to know if it was going to decide to hear the cases challenging DOMA and prohibitions of marriage equality. Friday, the Supreme Court has thus decided that it will hear the oral arguments in the challenge to the defense of marriage act in New York (see our article: DOMA Is Unconstitutional For Boston and New York Courts) as well as the prohibition for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California.
Arizona will continue to provide benefits to partner of the same-sex workers such as decided the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
A study made by Williams institute shows more gay and lesbian couples adopt a child in United-States.
The town council of Flagstaff wants to give more rights to LGBT.