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Lambda Legal Reacts to Nevada AG Statement Regarding Lawsuit Challenging State Marriage Ban 01/25/2014

(Las Vegas, January 25, 2014) – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto late yesterday issued a statement declaring that her office was reconsidering the State’s arguments in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit challenging Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Virginia Attorney General Finds State Marriage Ban Unconstitutional 01/23/2014

The Virginia attorney general will announce today that his office has concluded Virginia’s bans on marriages for same-sex couples are unconstitutional, and he will no longer defend legal challenges to the bans now pending in federal court.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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
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.

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 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 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 | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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 | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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 | Same-Sex Relationships
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.

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