It's tax season and for married same-sex couples, there’s much to navigate that’s new! Shortly after the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal government began recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples for federal tax (and other) purposes.
Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally among the cases from the four states.
After news outlets reported that the Puerto Rican government is considering withdrawing its support for the law banning marriage for same-sex couples, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney, issued the following statement:
Sandler, a plaintiff in Lambda Legal's Indiana marriage case, is scheduled to testify today before the Indiana House Judiciary Committee at a hearing on SB101. This bill would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.
Late last night Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that the court compel the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to place Passion Star, a transgender woman currently incarcerated in TDCJ’s male facilities, in safekeeping to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life.
Following the release of the Interim Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations who presented testimony to the Task Force issued a joint statement
Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Ohio-based Gerhardstein & Branch today filed their brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Henry v. Hodges and Obergefell v. Hodges arguing that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex couples violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.