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.
On the tenth anniversary of Lambda Legal's historic victory in Lawrence v. Texas, we invite some of the key players to discuss the case and its impact on the marriage cases currently before the Supreme Court.
Listen in as Lambda Legal experts and former staffers discuss the importance of Lawrence v. Texas on the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic decision, and its impact on the marriage cases currently before the Court.
Lambda Legal and GLAD submitted a friend-of-the court brief today arguing that Prop 8—which revoked same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in California—violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
A new normal is emerging in courts in some states across the country as openly gay judges continue to be nominated to serve at the highest levels of the judiciary. There is no better example of this rapid progress than the recent change of hearts and minds in Virginia.
Yesterday, the California Commission on Judicial Appointments confirmed the state’s first openly gay appellate justice. Back in 1979, California Governor Jerry Brown made history when he appointed the first openly gay judge in the United States, Stephen Lachs, to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The Court has now decided to hear one of the challenges to the provision of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) barring federal recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages and also to hear the challenge to California’s Proposition 8. What does it mean?