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.
With nine states and the District of Columbia now respecting same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, and voters in four states having rejected antigay bias in state ballot questions concerning marriage last November, it is clear change is happening.
Two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit today seeking the freedom to marry in New Mexico. The couples are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of New Mexico, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and local attorneys.
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.
Today, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Colorado Civil Union Act, granting same-sex couples access to the range of rights, protections and obligations enjoyed by married couples under Colorado law.
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.
We are so close to having the freedom to marry in Illinois. The Illinois House Executive Committee voted X-X in favor of SB10, the bill that would provide marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois. The bill now advances to the House floor for a vote.