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Lesbian Couple and School District Reach Agreement

Couple Will Be Allowed to Walk Together in High School Procession (Champlin, MN, January 29, 2011)—This is a joint press statement from Sarah Lindstrom, Desiree Shelton, their counsel, and the Anoka-Hennepin School District, Champlin Park High School, Principal Michael George, Superintendent Dennis Carlson, and their counsel. All parties are pleased to announce that we have worked together, collaboratively, to arrive at an arrangement for introductions of elected royalty that is respectful and...

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Rights Groups File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Anoka-Hennepin School District and Champlin Park High School

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Also Filed After Failure to Rescind Discriminatory Actions (Champlin, MN, January 28, 2011)—The Southern Poverty Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Faegre & Benson, LLP have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District and Champlin Park High School (CPHS) on behalf of two lesbian students, Desiree (“Dez”) Shelton and Sarah Lindstrom. The lawsuit, which addresses the school’s effort to...

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Decision Protecting Children Born to Same-Sex Couples

California Court of Appeal ruling stands; Lesbian mother’s parental rights upheld (San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2010) — Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in a custody dispute involving a non-biological lesbian mother whose former partner, the child’s biological mother, was seeking to strip her of any parental rights. “I am so grateful that my relationship with my six-year-old daughter is legally protected,” said Charisma. “I love my daughter dearly, and I am relieved the...

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