The Illinois legislature passed the “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Marriage Fairness Act.” Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the new marriage law and about the recent court decision ordering the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue marriage licenses.
On October 21, 2013, Lambda Legal’s case to bring marriage equality to New Jersey concluded in a final, resounding
victory: After the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously refused to postpone our trial court win in Garden State Equality
v. Dow that ordered marriage without discrimination based on sexual orientation, the government abandoned its appeal!
Marriages began across the state at 12:01 a.m., and with so many thousands of couples newly able to wed, Lambda
Legal has created and updated our answers to frequently asked questions about the effect of our win and what it means
for people in New Jersey.
What kind of long-range vision do you have for your future and that of your loved ones? Have you taken the necessary
legal and financial planning measures to protect that vision? Answer the following life planning questions
to find out how prepared you really are—or what life planning issues you need to start thinking about now.
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry, same-sex
couples in California will very soon have the freedom to marry once again. Prop 8, the
California constitutional amendment that stripped same-sex couples of the freedom to
marry, will soon be off the books and unenforceable.
The Delaware Civil Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom Act of 20131
(“Marriage Act”) passed the state
legislature and was signed by the Governor on May 7, 2013. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2013. Below are
answers to frequently asked questions about the new marriage equality law and what it means for people who
live and work in, or visit, Delaware.
When DOMA and Prop 8 are struck down, we at Lambda Legal will celebrate this huge victory and important step forward. But as we enter our fifth decade of fighting for equality, we know that our work is far from over.
Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses
on December 6, 2012. Washington law requires all couples to
wait three days after getting a marriage license before they can
hold a marriage ceremony
Before the end of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely consider whether or not to hear one or more cases challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Here are a few key things to know while we wait for that announcement.