Today Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of decisions in favor of the freedom to marry from the Seventh Circuit, Fourth Circuit and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal. As a result same-sex couples in those five more states -- Indiana, Wisconsin, Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma -- began to marry!
Lambda Legal's short documentary, Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination, about 93-year-old WWII veteran and pilot Robina Asti, will be showing next week at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. It will play as part of the Transcendent Trans Shorts series along with eight other short films.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey today agreed to end the state’s defense of WV’s discriminatory marriage ban in Lambda Legal’s marriage case one day after the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia lifted its stay on the case, McGee v. Cole. et. al.
It’s only Thursday and already so much has happened since Monday, when the Supreme Court announced that it would not take up cases from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin that struck down state bans on marriage for same-sex couples — making it possible for same-sex couples to begin marrying in those five states.
Lambda Legal is joining the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.