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Lambda Legal Hails New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 12/19/2013

(Albuquerque, NM - December 19, 2013) - The New Mexico Supreme Court today ruled that denying same-sex couples the ability to marry violates the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico constitution. The ruling came in Greigo v. Oliver, a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of New Mexicoand the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections
Court Certifies Lambda Legal Arizona Benefits Case as Class Action: Lawsuit Now Covers All Lesbian and Gay State Employees 12/24/2013

(Phoenix, December 24, 2013) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona yesterday certified as a class action Lambda Legal's lawsuit on behalf of lesbian and gay Arizona state employees fighting a move by the Arizona Legislature to eliminate health care coverage for their families.

Lambda Legal Sues Houston to Preserve Health Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses of City Employees 12/26/2013

(Houston, December 26, 2013) — Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit against Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston seeking to preserve spousal benefits, including health insurance, covering the same-sex spouses of city employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
It's Time to Allow Same-Sex Couples in West Virginia to Marry, Lambda Legal Urges Court 12/31/2013

(Huntington, WV, December 31, 2013) - Lambda Legal today filed a motion for summary judgment asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to rule swiftly for three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Cheers Obama Administration Plan to Recognize Utah Marriages 01/10/2014

(New York, January 10, 2014) -- The Obama administration today announced that it will recognize as lawful the marriages of 1,300 same-sex couples in Utah, even though the state government is refusing to do so.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Deplores Gov. Christie Veto of Transgender Birth Certificate Bill 01/13/2014

(New York, January 13, 2014) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill passed by strong majorities in the New Jersey House and Senate that would allow transgender people to updatethe gender marker on their birth certificates to match their lived gender.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Announces Hire of Jael Humphrey as Staff Attorney in National Headquarters 01/15/2014

(New York, January 15, 2014) - Today, Lambda Legal announced it has hired Jael Humphrey as staff attorney in its national headquarters in New York.

Lambda Legal Welcomes Carmina Ocampo as New Staff Attorney in Western Regional Office 01/15/2014

(Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 2014) - Lambda Legal announced today Carmina Ocampo has joined the organization as staff attorney in its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles.

Ninth Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Requires Careful Scrutiny By Courts 01/21/2014

(Los Angeles, January 21, 2014) – The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a lower court ruling because the trial judge erred in allowing one litigant to use a peremptory challenge (a challenge to a juror not based on demonstrated cause) to remove a juror because of the juror’s sexual orientation.

Fair Courts Project