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Victory! NJ High Court Allows Marriages to Proceed in Lambda Legal Case 10/18/2013

 (Trenton, October 18, 2013) - Today the New Jersey Supreme Court, agreeing with the lower court's Sept. 27th ruling, denied the State's motion to postpone allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Victory! Ohio Court Announces It Will Declare Ban on Recognition of Out of State Marriages of Same-sex Couples Unconstitutional 04/04/2014

(Cincinnati, OH, April 4, 2014) — Today, a federal court in Ohio announced that it will declare Ohio’s ban on recognizing out of state marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! West Virginia Attorney General Concedes Marriage Ban Unconstitutional 10/09/2014

(Huntington, WV, October 9, 2014) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey today agreed to end the state’s defense of WV’s discriminatory marriage ban in Lambda Legal’s marriage case one day after the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia lifted its stay on the case, McGee v. Cole. et. al.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Domestic Partnership Registry in Lambda Legal Case 07/31/2014

(Madison, WI, July 31, 2014) - Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s domestic partnership registry as constitutional, bringing a joyful end to a long legal battle by Lambda Legal on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five intervening defendant couples.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Village of Westmont To Pay $125,000, Enact Broad Policy Changes To Settle HIV Discrimination Case 05/29/2003

(Chicago, Thursday, May 29, 2003) - The Village of Westmont will pay $125,000 to a man who was denied a job in the police department, settling a lawsuit against the town for HIV discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today.

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
Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds Vermont Court Order in Lesbian Mom Custody Dispute: Lambda Legal Hails Victory 11/28/2006

(Richmond, VA, November 28, 2006) — Today, the Virginia Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Commonwealth of Virginia has no say in a custody dispute that began in Vermont between Janet Jenkins and her former partner Lisa Miller.

Adoption and Parenting
Virginia Loses First Round of Battle to Prevent Lesbian Mother From Adopting 05/03/2002

(ATLANTA, Friday, May 3, 2002) - An Arlington County Circuit Court judge today wasted no time in rejecting an attempt by the Virginia Attorney General’s office to end a lawsuit filed by a lesbian mother who wants to adopt a foster child.

Adoption and Parenting
Virginia Marriage Case Given Class-Action Status 01/31/2014

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Today, a federal district court in Virginia certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging that state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, extending the scope of those represented in the lawsuit to all same-sex couples in the state who cannot legally marry or whose legal marriages performed elsewhere are not recognized by the Commonwealth.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Virginia Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Custody Case Involving Lesbian Mother 04/17/2008

(Richmond, Virginia, April 17, 2008) — At oral arguments today at the Supreme Court of Virginia, Arent Fox LLP, Lambda Legal, and ACLU-VA, will defend a lesbian mother and her relationship with her daughter against her ex-partner who claims that she is the sole parent after the dissolution of the couple's civil union.

Adoption and Parenting