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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! U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Couples to Marry in South Carolina 11/20/2014

“We congratulate all the happy couples as South Carolina becomes the 34th state where same-sex couples may marry.”  (Charleston, SC) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion filed by South Carolina’s Attorney General  to further delay the start of marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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! 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! NJ Court Allows Marriages to Proceed in Lambda Legal’s Case 10/10/2013

(Trenton, October 10, 2013) — Today the New Jersey Superior Court denied the State’s motion to stay the September 27th ruling allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples in Nevada and Idaho 10/07/2014

(San Francisco, October 7, 2014) – Today in a unanimous decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down discriminatory marriage bans for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Married Same-Sex Couple in Lambda Legal Case Sign Up for Military Benefits at Texas National Guard Base 11/27/2013

(Dallas, TX, November 27, 2013) - After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces today allowed Lambda Legal's client, Alicia Butler the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Lambda Legal Persuades Social Security to Give Survivor Benefits to 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow 02/24/2014

(New York, February 24, 2014) — Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.

Seniors | Transgender Rights
Victory! Lambda Legal Helps South Dakota Transgender Employee Win Landmark Settlement After Wrongful Termination 09/16/2013

(Rapid City, SD, September 16, 2013) — Today Lambda Legal announced a landmark settlement for Cori McCreery, a transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female at work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case 06/13/2014

(Des Moines, IA, June 13, 2014) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

Criminal Justice | HIV

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