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Students and Salt Lake City School Board End Feud over Gay-Supportive Clubs 10/06/2000

Youth and Schools
Students Ask Judge to Open School Doors to Club with Gay Perspective 04/19/2000

(SALT LAKE CITY, April 19, 2000) -- Some Salt Lake City students are asking a federal judge to order the assistant superintendent overseeing their high school to open the school door to their club to discuss classroom subjects such as American History, Government and Sociology from the perspective of gay people.

Youth and Schools
Supreme Court Allows All Marriage Decisions to Stand: Marriages Will Begin Soon in Five States 10/06/2014

(Washington, October 6, 2014) – The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed marriage case decisions from the Seventh Circuit, Fourth Circuit and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal to stand meaning that same-sex couples in five more states Indiana, Wisconsin, Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma will be able to marry – perhaps as soon as later today.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Supreme Court Hears Argument in Case in Which LGBT Legal Groups Filed Brief Disputing False Claims of Harassment and Defending Open Government Requirements 04/28/2010

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Doe v. Reed, in which anti-gay groups present the false claim that they have been subjected to "systematic intimidation" by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT") community.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging California's Discriminatory Prop 8 03/26/2013

(Washington, March 26, 2013) – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case challenging California's antigay Proposition 8.  Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson, Legal Director, and Jennifer Pizer, Law and Policy Director, attended oral arguments at the Court today and issued the following statements:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case of For-Profit Companies Seeking Religious Exemption from ACA Requirements 03/25/2014

(Washington, March 25, 2014) – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that FDA-approved contraception be among the basic preventive health care services included in insurance coverage for employees.

Health Care Fairness
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in DOMA Challenge 03/27/2013

(Washington, March 27, 2013) – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in United States v. Windsor, the case challenging Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.   Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson, Legal Director, and Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director, attended the oral arguments at Court today and issued the following statements:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Supreme Court Holds Action on Arizona State Employees Case and Remaining DOMA Challenges 12/10/2012

(San Francisco, December 10, 2012) - The U.S. Supreme Court issued no new orders today in the remaining LGBT rights cases on its docket in the wake of its decision Friday to review the Prop 8 challenge and one of four cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Two Lambda Legal cases remain on the docket: Brewer v. Diaz and U.S.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Supreme Court Rules For-Profit Companies Can Use Religion to Ignore Some Worker Protections 06/30/2014

(Washington, June 30, 2014) – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that some for-profit companies can assert religious rights to block their employees’ access to group health plan coverage for FDA-approved contraception as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Fairness
Supreme Court Ruling Yields Unexpected Lesson for Boy Scouts of America 06/21/2001

(NEW YORK, June 21, 2001) — In the year since the United States Supreme Court allowed the Boy Scouts of America to ban gay members, America is responding with unprecedented outrage against gay discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Youth and Schools

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