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Lambda Legal Seeks to Join Appeal by Iowa Business that Denied Wedding Space to Same-Sex Couple 06/05/2014

(Des Moines, IL, June 5, 2014) — Yesterday, Lambda Legal filed papers on behalf of Lee Stafford and Jared Ellars seeking to join an appeal between a Grimes, Iowa, commercial establishment that had refused to rent event space to them for their wedding and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC).

Lambda Legal Applauds New York Birth Certificate Policy Change for Transgender People 06/05/2014

(New York, June 5, 2014) — Today in reaction to the news that the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records has updated its policy guidelines for changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project Director:

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds Nomination of First Openly Lesbian Judge to Puerto Rico Supreme Court 06/05/2014

  (New York, June 4, 2014) — Today, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla nominated Maite Oronoz Rodríguez to the commonwealth’s highest court. Lambda Legal released the following statement from Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan:

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Celebrates with Plaintiffs Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, Married After Five Decades in Love 06/02/2014

(Chicago, IL, June 2,  2014) - Today, Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, lead plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois, were married after over 50 years of love and commitment.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Appoints New Co-Chair 05/29/2014

(New York, May 29, 2014) - Lambda Legal announced the election of new leaders to serve on its Board of Directors, including John Stafstrom, Chair of the Public Finance Department with Pullman & Comley, LLC; Rachel Goldberg, General Counsel of the Stamford, Connecticut Urban Redevelopment Commission; Kenneth Weissenberg, Tax Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Services Group at EisnerAm

Lambda Legal Hails Good Day for New Jersey Court, But Remains Troubled by Process 05/21/2014

(New York, May 21, 2014) Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that  he will renominate Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court and that the state Senate will then hold confirmation hearings to fill one of the two vacancies on the bench. This news comes after months of advocacy by legal and community organizations urging Gov.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Anuncia Página de Información y Recursos en Español 05/14/2014

(New York, NY, 13 de mayo de 2014) - Lambda Legal ha anunciado el lanzamiento de su página web en español con recursos creados específicamente para los latinos en los Estados Unidos y las personas que hablan español.

Lambda Legal Launches Spanish Website and Dedicated Resource Page 05/14/2014

(New York, NY, May 13, 2014) - Lambda Legal has announced the launch of its Spanish language website with resources built specifically for US Latinos and Spanish-speaking individuals.

Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Against Virginia Marriage Ban 05/13/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court will hear extended arguments today in a challenge to Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Asks Alaska Court to Grant Same-Sex Partner Access to Survivor Benefits 05/13/2014

(Anchorage, AK, May 13, 2014) – Lambda Legal urged the Alaska Supreme Court today to grant access to survivor benefits for Deborah Harris, the same-sex partner of Kerry Fadely, who was shot and killed in 2011 by a disgruntled former employee.

Same-Sex Relationships

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