In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex, to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry? Answer: We relied on the Constitution.
The City Council of the City of Los Angeles has proclaimed June 13, 2013 Lambda Legal Day, in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary, which will be celebrated at the West Coast Liberty Awards this evening. From the Resolution:
Lambda Legal and the HIV Law Project yesterday submitted a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Bureau of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to overturn an Immigration Judge’s ruling ordering the deportation of an HIV-positive immigrant convicted of solicitation for oral sex.
Listen to a Lambda Legal members-only teleconference with in-depth analysis on yesterday's Supreme Court argument in the Prop 8 case, from Legal Director Jon W. Davidson, Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor, and Law and Policy Project Director Jennifer C. Pizer.
Lambda Legal's Law and Policy Project Director, Jennifer C. Pizer, was in the courtroom today as the justices heard arguments in the challenge to California's Prop 8, which revoked same-sex couples' freedom to marry.
In the final installment of "From Sex to Marriage: How We Got From Lawrence v. Texas to the Cases Against DOMA and Prop 8," our Legal Director, Jon W. Davidson, explores how the Lawrence case got us where we are today, ready for the next landmark victory.