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State of Iowa Erases Mother from Stillborn Baby’s Death Certificate: Lambda Legal Files Suit 02/08/2012

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Applauds After Washington State Legislature Passes Marriage Equality 02/08/2012

(Olympia, WA, February 8, 2012) – Today, the Washington state legislature voted to pass the marriage equality bill endorsed by Governor Christine Gregoire, setting the stage for Washington to join the growing list of states where same-sex couples have won the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Thanks Washington Gov. Gregoire for Signing Marriage Equality Bill 02/13/2012

(Olympia, WA, February 13, 2012) -- As expected, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire today signed the marriage equality bill passed last week by the Washington state legislature, adding Washington to the growing number of states where same-sex couples may marry.

New Jersey Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill: Lambda Legal Urges Assembly to Follow 02/13/2012

(Trenton, February 13, 2012) -- Today after the New Jersey Senate voted to pass the marriage equality bill, Lambda Legal urged the Assembly to follow their lead and vote in favor of marriage equality in New Jersey.  

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Announces New Online Resource for Puerto Rico 02/14/2012

(New York, February 14, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced that it has added resources for Puerto Rico on its website, so members of the LGBT community and those with HIV in Puerto Rico can find comprehensive information about their rights and about the laws in place to protect them in the commonwealth.

Lambda Legal Anuncia Nuevo Recurso Para Puerto Rico 02/14/2012

(Nueva York, 14 de febrero de 2012) - Hoy, Lambda Legal anunció que ha agregado un nuevo recurso para Puerto Rico en su página web, para que los miembros de la comunidad LGBT y personas con el VIH en Puerto Rico puedan acceder información completa sobre sus derechos y las leyes que existen en la isla.

Lambda Legal Optimistic That Same-Sex Couples in New Jersey Will Soon Be Able to Marry 02/16/2012

(Trenton, February 16, 2012) - Today, the New Jersey General Assembly voted to pass the marriage equality bill to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in the state. The New Jersey Senate passed the bill earlier this week. Lambda Legal urges Governor Christie to allow the bill to become law or asks that legislators override his veto, if necessary.  

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Maryland House Passes Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples 02/17/2012

(Annapolis, February 17, 2012) - Today, the Maryland House voted to pass the marriage equality bill, overcoming a major barrier to same-sex couples being able to marry in the state. Lambda Legal urges the Senate to follow. The Governor is expected to sign the bill once it is passed by both chambers. Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart, made the following statement: 

As New Jersey Governor Vetoes Marriage Equality Bill, Lambda Legal Continues Fight in Court 02/17/2012

(Trenton, February 17, 2012)—After the New Jersey Assembly passed the marriage equality legislation yesterday, New Jersey Governor Christie quickly vetoed the bill.  Lambda Legal continues its battle in the courts.   

New Jersey Superior Court Reinstates Federal Equal Protection Claim in Lambda Legal Marriage Equality Case 02/21/2012

(Trenton, February 21, 2012) – In response to the plaintiff’s request for reconsideration, a New Jersey Superior Court today reinstated the federal equal protection claim in Lambda Legal’s case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality and seven same-sex couples and their children harmed by the state’s unequal civil union system.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections