In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry violates the U.S. Constitution. The Court’s decision invalidates all state statutes and constitutional amendments barring same-sex couples from marriage. Lambda Legal was co-counsel in one of the landmark cases decided today.
Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) for violating the U.S. Constitution by denying spousal health insurance coverage for the same-sex spouse of a University of North Texas administrator.
Yesterday Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple, seeking a birth certificate listing both mothers as parents of their son, born in March 2015.
I remain quite hopeful that, by the end of June, we will reach another civil rights milestone, making it possible for us to devote even more energy to the other important issues that continue to face LGBT and HIV-positive people.
The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the six cases out of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals collectively known as Obergefell v. Hodges, challenging discriminatory state bans on marriage for same-sex couples.
Welcome to Lambda Legal’s Marriage at the Supreme Court liveblog. We’ll be posting everything you need to know – exclusive messages from our team at the Supreme Court, updates from our social media feed, and exciting opportunities to join our campaign.
A month ago, Outward writer Mark Joseph Stern wondered what would happen to “those 4 million Americans who don’t live in [the] states, but in one of five U.S. territories?” In so doing, Stern aptly noted that the applicability of rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to the people of Puerto Rico, the U.S.
Seven days from now, on April 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
The argument will begin at 10:00 am and is scheduled to last for two and a half hours.