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Victory! As Illinois Becomes 15th Marriage State Lambda Legal Celebrates 11/05/2013

(Springfield, IL, November 05, 2013) - With a vote of 61-54, today the Illinois House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a historic vote that sends the bill first to the Senate for a concurring vote and then to Governor Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Board of Immigration Appeals Rejects Ruling Based on Stereotypes About Coming Out 10/31/2013

(New York, October 31, 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.

HIV | Immigration and Asylum
Lambda Legal Sues After Cab Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Exchanging a Kiss 10/28/2013

(Chicago, IL, October 28, 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal filed a complaint on behalf of Steven White and Matthew McCrea, a gay couple who were unlawfully refused service and forced to exit a Sun Taxi operated taxi-cab after they exchanged a kiss.   

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination
Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal Domestic Partnership Case 10/23/2013

(Madison, WI, Wednesday, October 23, 2013) -- Today Lambda Legal presented oral arguments on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five same-sex couples in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold the state’s domestic partnership law as constitutional.

Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Appeals Conviction of HIV-Positive Man to Iowa Supreme Court 10/22/2013

(Des Moines, IA, October 22, 2013) — Today Lambda Legal filed an appeal in the Iowa Supreme Court of the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender based on a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

New Jersey Abandons Appeal of Marriage Case 10/21/2013

(New York, October 21, 2013) – The State of New Jersey announced this morning that it is abandoning the State’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. Marriages began at 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Celebrates First Day Marriage in New Jersey 10/20/2013

(New York, October 20, 2013) - In celebration of the first day same-sex couples can wed in New Jersey, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director at Lambda Legal and lead attorney in the New Jersey marriage case.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Appeals Nevada Marriage Lawsuit to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 10/18/2013

(Las Vegas, October 18, 2013) – Today Lambda Legal filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada’s constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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
Lambda Legal Urges Alaska Supreme Court to Allow Same-Sex Couples Access to Survivor Benefits 10/14/2013

(Anchorage, AK, October 14, 2013) – Lambda Legal filed a brief with the Alaska Supreme Court asking the Court to hold that it is unconstitutional to deny survivor benefits to Deborah Harris, whose same-sex partner, Kerry Fadely, was shot and killed in 2011 by a disgruntled former employee.

Same-Sex Relationships