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Lower-Court Loss in Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in New Jersey 'Propels Us Forward' To Higher Courts Where Case Will Be Decided, Lambda Legal Says 11/05/2003

(Trenton, NJ, November 5, 2003) - Lambda Legal said today that a trial-level state court ruling against legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in New Jersey moves the case forward toward the state’s Supreme Court.

Major Athletes, Performers and AIDS Experts Join Growing Outcry Against Cirque du Soleil for HIV Discrimination; Protest Set for Tomorrow Night in San Francisco 11/19/2003

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Major Civil Rights and Health Organizations Jointly Warn Against Requiring Names of People with HIV 02/21/1999

(NEW YORK, February 21, 1999) -- More than 60 leading AIDS and civil rights organizations and health care providers for people with HIV jointly warned federal and state health officials against efforts to require the names of people who have HIV, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Sunday.

Health Care Fairness
Major Development Expected in Gay Eagle Scout Case 08/03/1999

(NEW YORK, August 3, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, with its client, former Eagle Scout James Dale, will hold a news conference Wednesday at its New York headquarters to discuss a major development expected in the case challenging the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America. A phone-in tele-conference will follow.

Youth and Schools
Major Federal Court Ruling Protects Gay Workers from Harassment; Lambda Legal Says Decision Will Have Broad National Impact 09/24/2002

(San Francisco, Tuesday, September 24, 2002) -- A federal appeals court today said a gay man who was harassed mercilessly by his supervisor and co-workers can sue under a federal sex discrimination law, in a decision Lambda Legal called a “solid victory” for equality in the workplace that will have broad implications.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Marriage Lawsuit Advances in California Supreme Court 08/17/2007

(San Fransisco, August 17, 2007) — In briefs filed today with the California Supreme Court, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argue that California violates its own constitution by denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

Married Same-Sex Couples Receive Many Federal Benefits, but Other Critical Protections Remain Out of Reach: Lambda Legal’s Work Continues 06/20/2014

(New York, June 20, 2014)—Today the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report recounting extensive recognition of same-sex spouses for purposes of federal benefits.  But the DOJ asserts that access for married same-sex couples and survivors living in states that deny recognition to their marriages to some of the most critical benefits offered by the Social Security Administration and Depar

Maryland Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Gay Father 06/16/2005

(Annapolis, Maryland, June 16, 2005) -- In a ruling received today the Maryland Court of Special Appeals said a gay father should have his day in court.

Maryland Court Recognizes Out-of-State Marriage of Same-Sex Couple Represented by Lambda Legal and NCLR 05/18/2012

(Annapolis, MD May 18, 2012)—Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights applaud a ruling today by the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, granting a divorce to a same-sex couple, Virginia Cowan and Jessica Port, who were married outside of Maryland.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marriage Equality Bill: Lambda Legal Celebrates 03/01/2012

(New York, March 1, 2012) Today, Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Maryland marriage equality bill into law, adding the state to the growing list of U.S. jurisdictions granting marriage rights to same-sex couples. Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections