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Friday, May 21, 2004

Trans Lawyer Honored By New York Law School
by Newscenter Staff

(Flushing, New York) Shannon Minter one of the leading attorneys battling for LGBT families in American was awarded an  honorary degree Friday from the City University of New York School of Law. 

Minter is Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. He is one of the attorneys representing same-sex couples who married in San Francisco fighting to have their unions recognized by the state of California.

He also is involved in same-sex marriage suits in Oregon and other parts of the country.

Earlier this month Minter represented Theron McGiff before the Supreme Court of Idaho.  McGiff, a gay man, had lost custody of his two children because sexuality and a lower court judge had denied him visitation rights as long as he lived with his same-sex partner. (


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