On April 28, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in six cases from four states concerning marriage for same-sex couples. The Court asked counsel to address two questions in their presentation:
Question 1: Must states allow same-sex couples to marry under the United States Constitution? Question 2: Must states recognize the legal marriages entered by same-sex couples in other jurisdictions?
There are three possible outcomes.
Lambda Legal’s Community Educator Marco Castro-Bojorquez is also a filmmaker. His new documentary, El canto del colibrí (The Hummingbird’s Song), tells the story of Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBT children as they come out.
Lambda Legal today announced it has joined a friend-of-the-court brief in Wolfson v. Concannon, a case before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the balance between the right to free speech and a state’s compelling interest in preserving public confidence in the courts.
Q: Some friends and I are really interested in having a gay pride parade in our city this summer. We went to local officials to get a permit for the event, but we were told that the city would not let us hold the parade or display our banners and flags (as they do for other parades) because the event might “offend” some members of the community.