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Obama Endorses Marriage Equality: Lambda Legal Celebrates 05/09/2012

(New York, May 9, 2012)—Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement: We welcome the news that President Obama understands the importance of equality for all people in this country and we are excited that he joins the majority of Americans in supporting the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Obama Poised to Fill 54 Federal Bench Vacancies: Lambda Legal Urges Unbiased Nominees 01/15/2009

(New York, January 15, 2009) — As inauguration day draws near, Lambda Legal sent a letter to President–Elect Obama and the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, explaining the monumental need for fair and impartial nominees to the federal bench who will address issues facing th

Obama to Halt Deportation of Undocumented Youth: Lambda Legal Applauds 06/15/2012

(New York, June 15, 2012) - After the announcement that the U.S. will stop deportation proceedings for many undocumented youth Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney:

Immigration and Asylum
Ohio Appeals Court Affirms Legality of Shared Custody Agreements for Lesbian and Gay Parents, Lambda Legal Says 10/12/2004

(Cincinnati, October 12, 2004) - An Ohio appeals court unanimously ruled that lesbian and gay couples must be allowed to protect their relationships with children they are raising together, in a decision that affirms state law and overturns a lower-court ruling that barred two women from creating a shared custody agreement, Lambda Legal said today.

Teens & Young Adults
Ohio Appeals Court Declares Sexual Orientation Irrelevant in Custody Battles 06/20/1997

(CHICAGO, June 20, 1997) -- An Ohio state appeals court declared that a gay father should not have lost custody of his son, ruling that sexual orientation has no significance in child custody decisions, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Denies Second-Parent Adoption to Lesbian Couple 12/16/1998

(CHICAGO, December 16, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said that an Ohio appeals court Wednesday rejected a lesbian couple's request to allow a second-parent adoption, denying an eight-year-old girl the added protections of a second legally recognized parent.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Issues Ruling in Lambda Legal Case Representing Lesbian Mother: Validity of Shared Custody Agreements May Not Be Attacked Years Later 06/16/2008

(Franklin County, OH, June 16, 2008) — The Tenth District Ohio Appeals Court ruled, on June 10, 2008, that lesbian mother Denise Fairchild should never have been permitted to attack the enforceability of a shared custody agreement with her former partner Therese Leach.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Rejects Antigay Constitutional Argument in Lambda Legal's Case on Behalf of Lesbian Mother 08/11/2010

The Eighth District Court of Appeals in Ohio last week issued a decision rejecting an attempt to use the state's antigay constitutional amendment to prevent a lesbian mother from sharing custody of her children with her former partner.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Ohio Court Says Custody Agreement Stands Between Lesbian Moms: Lambda Legal Lauds Decision 01/25/2007

(Franklin County, Ohio, January 25, 2007) — In a 12 page decision, Judge Carol Squire ruled that a custody arrangement between two lesbian parents is valid despite Ohio’s antigay constitutional amendment.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Court to Hear Lesbian Second-Parent Adoption Case 11/09/1998

(CHICAGO, November 9, 1998) An Ohio appellate court is set to consider its first lesbian second-parent adoption case, which could provide better protections for an eight-year-old girl and eventually for children of many other lesbian and gay parents, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Adoption and Parenting

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