The building owner and management company will comply with state and city law and allow Lambda Legal client Regina Hawkins-Balducci to add her wife to the lease on her rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment.
One year ago today, the whole world watched as New York State celebrated marriage equality. Among the first to tie the knot were Douglas Robinson and Michael Elsasser, plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's New York marriage lawsuit.
More than 130 members of Congress—plus dozens of companies, unions, bar associations, legal scholars and historians—are urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
After marrying her longtime partner in New York state, Regina Hawkins-Balducci tried to add her wife’s name to the lease on her rent-stabilized apartment in Harlem. Her landlord refused, even though Hawkins-Balducci presented him with the couple’s marriage certificate.