This blog post was authored by guest writer Juan Carlos Vega, president and founding member—along with Sophia Isabel Marrero Cruz and other wonder women— of the Citizens Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico (where ‘A’ stands for Allies). He currently serves as Policy Manager for LGBT HealthLink, a Program of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers.
President Obama today nominated Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the D.C. Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court. We call upon members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fulfill their constitutional duty and ensure Judge Garland is given a complete and timely review.
After the Supreme Court’s watershed 2015 Obergefell decision to make marriage equality the law of the land, we received many questions about the income tax filing process and how the change has affected things for same-sex couples.
Today, Governor Alejandro García Padilla announced that the decision issued yesterday by the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, holding that the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down discriminatory marriage bans nationwide did not apply to Puerto Rico because it is not a state, would not affect the ability of LGBT people in Puerto Rico to marry. Lambda Legal applauds the Governor’s announcement.