It's official! The U.S. Supreme Court today denied the motion filed by South Carolina’s Attorney General to further delay the start of marriage for same-sex couples.
Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Beth Littrell says:
The order from the U.S. Supreme Court officially puts an end to the long fight for access to marriage for South Carolina’s same-sex couples and their families. This decision clears away the last obstacle to marriage equality in the state. We congratulate all the happy couples as South Carolina becomes the 35th state where same-sex couples can marry!
Lambda Legal client Colleen Condon adds:
El presidente Obama anunció anoche cambios para mejorar nuestro sistema anticuado de inmigración. Aquí repaso lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo de lo que estos cambios, significan para ti y para el país.
Trans lives matter every day, not just on the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Last night, during Lambda Legal’s TDOR event co-presented with the Center on Halsted, I was sitting in an auditorium packed to the brim with transgender folks & allies, and could not help but feel some relief from the sadness that usually consumes most of us on TDOR.
President Obama took some actions last night to improve our outdated immigration system. Here’s what these changes mean for you and for our country.
Let’s start with the ugly, and get it out of the way.
Lambda Legal and the lawyers representing Forum for Equality Louisiana and seven same-sex Louisiana couples today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review September’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban. The groups are seeking U.S. Supreme Court review in advance of the hearing in the case, Robicheaux v. Caldwell, before the U.S.
In observance of National Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and an annual day honoring of the transgender people lost this year due to suicide or targeted violence, Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Project Director M. Dru Levasseur issued the following statement.
Lambda Legal joined other LGBT and civil rights organizations to strongly urge President Obama not to exclude long-resident LGBT individuals from the forthcoming program of administrative relief to protect from deportation some of the nation’s population.