Yesterday, Lambda Legal filed papers on behalf of Lee Stafford and Jared Ellars seeking to join an appeal between a Grimes, Iowa, commercial establishment that had refused to rent event space to them for their wedding and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC).
Lambda Legal applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration for removing the surgical requirement for New Yorkers to obtain a gender marker change on their birth certificates. This change brings New York in line with a number of federal agencies and a growing number of states that are modernizing their standards for gender marker change.
Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that he will renominate Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court and that the state Senate will then hold confirmation hearings to fill one of the two vacancies on the bench. This news comes after months of advocacy by legal and community organizations urging Gov.