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Federal Court Judge Orders Louisiana Registrar to Recognize Out-of-State Adoption by Lambda Legal Client Couple 12/23/2008

(New Orleans, December 23, 2008) — In a major victory for same-sex parents nationwide, a U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana has ordered the state registrar to honor the New York adoption of a baby boy by a same-sex couple, saying her continued failure to do so violated the U.S. Constitution.

Adoption and Parenting
Federal Court in Illinois Orders Immediate Marriage License for Terminally Ill Woman and Her Lesbian Partner in Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Case 11/25/2013

(CHICAGO) November 25, 2013 -- Today, a federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple in Chicago.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Hears Arguments in Case Defending Transgender People's Right to Access Medical Treatment in Prison 02/07/2011

Today the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case defending the right of transgender people to receive medical care while they are incarcerated. Under Wisconsin law, prison doctors are prohibited from prescribing hormone treatment to transgender inmates. The law is being challenged by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Wisconsin.

Criminal Justice | Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Federal Court Halts "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Again; Lambda Legal Calls for Cautious Celebration 07/06/2011

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on the injunction issued by the district court in the Log Cabin Republicans' challenge to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). The government is once again enjoined from enforcing DADT anywhere in the world. The government was enjoined once before for eight days, before a different set of Ninth Circuit judges issued the stay of the injunction in this case.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Military
Federal Court Dismisses Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Against Jackson Memorial Hospital on Behalf of Deceased Lesbian's Family 09/29/2009

(Miami, FL, September 29, 2009) — The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida today rejected Lambda Legal's lawsuit filed against Jackson Memorial Hospital on behalf of Janice Langbehn, the Estate of Lisa Pond and their three adopted children who were kept apart by hospital staff for eight hours as Lisa slipped into a coma and died.

Health Care Fairness
Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Virginia Marriage Case 12/23/2013

(RICHMOND, December 23, 2013) – A federal court denied a motion from the Staunton Circuit Court Clerk today seeking dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Continues To Bar Arizona from Stripping Family Coverage for Lesbian and Gay State Employees 04/03/2012

(San Francisco, April 3, 2012) — The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the request of Arizona State officials for an en banc rehearing of an earlier ruling that maintains family health coverage for lesbian and gay State employees until a court issues a final decision in the case.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Continues Reprieve for Family Health Coverage for Gay and Lesbian Arizona State Employees 09/06/2011

(San Francisco, September 6, 2011)—The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld an injunction that temporarily maintains family health coverage for gay and lesbian employees of the State of Arizona until a court issues a final decision in the case.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Allows Lambda Legal’s West Virginia Marriage Case to Proceed 01/29/2014

(Huntington, WV, January 29, 2014) - Today a U.S. District Court ruled that Lambda Legal will be allowed to proceed with its case on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in West Virginia.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Allows Lambda Legal to Proceed in Antigay Harassment Lawsuit Against Upstate New York School District 03/29/2011

(Philadelphia, NY, March 29, 2011)—Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York ruled that discrimination claims filed against Indian River Central School District by Lambda Legal and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, on behalf of Charlie Pratt, who suffered sexist and antigay harassment at sc

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults

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