Lambda Legal has been fighting for the freedom to marry in Illinois for years — and we won't stop until all families are treated equally under the law.
As the state legislature prepares to consider a marriage bill next week, here's a look back at some of the milestones on the road to equality.
Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, Lambda Legal will deliver oral arguments in the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and same-sex couples, arguing that the state’s domestic partnership law is constitutional.
The State of New Jersey announced this morning that it is abandoning the state’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. Marriages began at 12:01 a.m. this morning.
Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director for Lambda Legal, said:
Today Lambda Legal filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada’s constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples.
Lambda Legal filed a brief with the Alaska Supreme Court asking the Court to hold that it is unconstitutional to deny survivor benefits to Deborah Harris, whose same-sex partner, Kerry Fadely, was shot and killed in 2011 by a disgruntled former employee.