The landmark case that helped bring equal marriage nationwide.
Lambda Legal joined the legal team representing a total of seven Louisiana same-sex couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana, the state’s LGBT rights organization, in their appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.
Lambda Legal's federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples challenging Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban.
Lambda Legal filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they live in states that discriminate against their marriages violates the U.S. Constitution.
Summary Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Dave Williams, a widower now living in Chicago, who was denied spousal benefits after the death of his husband, Carl Allen.
Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia arguing that West Virginia’s marriage ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children.
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona arguing that Arizona’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada arguing that Nevada’s ban on marriage equality violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Federal case seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana and recognition of legal out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.
Federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Virginia