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Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Gay Chicago Widower 11/06/2014

(Chicago, IL, November 6, 2014) — Today, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Dave Williams, a widower, formerly of Arkansas, now a Chicagoan, who was denied spousal benefits after the death of his husband, Carl Allen.

Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Appeals Ruling That Upheld Puerto Rico’s Discriminatory Marriage Ban 10/28/2014

(San Juan, PR, October 28, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a notice of appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, after the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico dismissed the lawsuit seeking to end the Commonwealth’s discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT couples.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
The Time is Now to Allow South Carolina Same-Sex Couples to Marry, Lambda Legal And SC Equality Urge Court 10/23/2014

(Charleston, SC, October 23, 2014) — Late yesterday Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and for summary judgment asking the U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to rule swiftly and strike down South Carolina’s discriminatory ban denying same-sex couples in the state the freedom to marry.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Sues Texas Prison System on Behalf of Transgender Woman over Persistent Sexual Abuse and Violence 10/23/2014

Houston, TX - Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Passion Star, a transgender woman currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), arguing that TCDJ officials have displayed deliberate indifference to threats of sexual assault and violence against Ms. Star in TDCJ’s male facilities.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Texas Lesbian Widow and National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare 10/22/2014

(Washington D.C., October 22, 2014)— Today 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.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal to Appeal Aberrant District Court Ruling Dismissing Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Puerto Rico 10/22/2014

“The court’s ruling is at odds with the recent decisions finding marriage bans unconstitutional and perpetuates the discrimination and harm done to same-sex Puerto Rican couples and their families.”

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal a apelar fallo aberrante de la Corte de Distrito desestimando demanda buscando matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo en Puerto Rico 10/22/2014

“El fallo del tribunal esta en directo conflicto con las recientes decisiones encontrando que prohibiciones al matrimonio similares a la de Puerto Rico son inconstitucional y perpetúa la discriminación y el daño causado a las parejas del mismo sexo puertorriqueñas y sus familias.”

Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar | Proyecto Igualdad
Victory! Federal Judge Strikes Down Discriminatory Arizona Marriage Ban 10/17/2014

(Phoenix, AZ, October 17, 2014) - U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick today struck down Arizona’s discriminatory marriage ban, paving the way for same-sex couples across the state to apply for marriage licenses or to have their legal out-of-state marriages respected.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Urges Appeals Court to Reverse Aberrant Lower Court Ruling and Strike Down Louisiana Marriage Ban 10/17/2014

(New Orleans, La, -- October 17, 2014) – Lambda Legal today urged the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Sues South Carolina: State Must Follow the 4th Circuit Ruling and Allow Same-Sex Couples to Marry 10/15/2014

(Charleston, SC, October 15, 2014) — Today 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.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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