In the News

Lambda Legal attorneys and leaders in the media.

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The Right to Divorce
The New York Times
6/6/2009"When C.C. married C.M. in Massachusetts in 2005, they expected the marriage to be forever. The lesbian couple, who lived together on the Upper East Side, had been in a relationship for five years... But tensions set in, straining the marriage. There were health and financial issues, and the 'stress of a same-sex marriage.'

Ignorance over HIV and AIDS persists
The Denver Post
"Robert Franke is a retired university provost, a distinguished biologist who once served as a dean of a college of arts and sciences. He is a master gardener, a voracious reader, a pianist and a retired Unitarian-Universalist minister with a Master of Divinity degree.


Gay rights advocates rip suit to undo Prop. 8
San Francisco Chronicle
5/28/2009"Gay rights advocates Wednesday blasted two veteran attorneys for filing a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 8, California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban, saying the move is premature and could be disastrous for the marriage movement.

Olson, Boies Unite to Fight Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Federal Court
5/28/2009"Gay-rights lawyers on Wednesday welcomed longtime conservative lawyer Theodore Olson into the fight for same-sex marriage, but warned him and liberal colleague David Boies that they could hurt the cause more than help it by launching an attack on California's Proposition 8 in the federal courts.

Bush v. Gore Foes Join to Fight Gay Marriage Ban
The New York Times
5/27/2009"...David Boies and Theodore B. Olson appeared on the same team on Wednesday as co-counsel in a federal lawsuit."...Their mutual goal: overturning Proposition 8, California's freshly affirmed ban on same-sex marriage. It is a fight that jolted many gay rights advocates.

Kept From a Dying Partner's Bedside
The New York Times
5/18/2009"When a loved one is in the hospital, you naturally want to be at the bedside. But what if the staff won't allow it?"'I have this deep sense of failure for not being at Lisa's bedside when she died,' Ms. Langbehn said. 'How I get over that I don't know, or if I ever do.'

Gay Advocates Eye Supreme Court
ABC News
5/8/2009"...Rumors surfaced this week that two highly qualified lesbians had made President Barack Obama's initial list to replace Justice David Souter.

Love, loss underscore woman's fight
The Olympian
5/3/2009"It's been more than two years since Lacey resident Lisa Pond died of a brain aneurysm in a Florida hospital, but her life partner, Janice Langbehn, cannot let go of the circumstances surrounding that day.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Lambda vs. Howard K. Stern
The Advocate
4/16/2009"Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer?turned?lover Howard K. Stern is suing an author for $60 million for claiming in a book that he's gay. Lambda Legal doesn't like that, because there's 'nothing shameful about being identified as gay.'

How gays won a marriage victory
The Washington Post
4/15/2009"For most of the country, the unanimous decision this month by the Iowa Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage was an unexpected and seemingly random victory for a movement that has long drawn its deepest support from major cities in liberal coastal states.