One week after the Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal filed a motion for summary judgment in New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of
A day after the Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal announced its plan to file a motion for summary judgment in New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of Garden State Equality and six same-sex couples.
From Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg:
Last Saturday marked 10 years since Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old Black lesbian, was murdered in downtown Newark, N.J., for being who she was. Today, we honor the memory of Sakia Gunn and all those we’ve lost because of anti-LGBT hatred and violence.
Marriage is common social currency. It is a way of expressing the most central loving partnership. It is imbued with dignity and respect. It is easily understood. As children, my clients imagined being married. And now their children want to see their parents married.
During the holiday season we often find ourselves spending time with family and friends. It’s a great chance to catch up with people we may not see very often throughout the year, but it can also mean spending time with people who are not shy about voicing disapproval of same-sex couples who marry or wish to marry.
Q: I am an Eagle Scout and I am gay. Having been involved with the Boy Scouts since I was six years old, I would like to become a scoutmaster for my local troop, but I don’t want to hide my sexual orientation. What should I do?