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Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Benefits 12/21/2012

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld as constitutional the state's Domestic Partner Registry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Benefits 06/20/2011

(Madison, Wisconsin, June 20, 2011)—Today, the Circuit Court, Branch 11 in Dane County, Wisconsin, upheld as constitutional the state's Domestic Partner Registry.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Will County Court Officials Defy Rules in Transgender Woman's Case: Lambda Legal Asks State High Court to Enforce Them 01/17/2008

(Springfield, IL, January 17, 2008) — In papers to be filed today at the Illinois Supreme Court, Lambda Legal asked the state high court to compel the Chief Judge and the Circuit Court Clerk of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in Will County, to follow proper court procedure so Daunn Turner, a low-income, disabled transgender woman, can continue the process to legally change her name.

Transgender Rights
White House Invites HIV-Positive Retiree Who Was Evicted from Assisted Living to Attend Meeting 10/25/2010

Lambda Legal client Dr. Robert Franke, who was evicted from a Little Rock, Arkansas, assisted living facility because he has HIV, has been invited by the White House to participate this week in a conference on HIV and aging. Dr. Franke, a retired educator and former minister, will attend the meeting with his daughter, Sara Bowling, and Lambda Legal HIV Project Staff Attorney Scott Schoettes. Schoettes will speak on a panel addressing issues likely to affect seniors living with HIV.

Weakened ENDA Means Less Protection for Everyone 10/04/2007

"Definitions of who is protected by the bill leave gaping loopholes so that no one will be fully protected against discrimination. Congress should finish the work it began 44 years ago when it made employment discrimination based on sex illegal, and once and for all rid the workplace of sexual stereotypes."STATEMENT

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Washington's Highest Court to Hear Case of Man Facing Loss of Home 10/12/2000

(LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2000) — The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a man seeking to retain his home and business following the death of his partner of nearly 30 years, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Thursday.

Fair Courts Project
Washington's High Court Urged to Uphold Vancouver's Domestic Partner Benefits 05/29/2001

(LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging the Washington Supreme Court to reject a conservative taxpayer’s assault on Vancouver’s domestic partner benefits plan, and to leave in place the city’s family benefits plan for unmarried city employees.

Washington's High Court Upholds Vancouver's Domestic Partnership Law 08/24/2001

(LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2001) -- More families remain eligible for health insurance and other vital employment benefits thanks to a court ruling in Olympia, Washington, the latest in a long line of decisions across the country supporting domestic partner benefits for government workers, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Washington State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Today in Historic Lawsuit Seeking Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples 03/08/2005

(Olympia, Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2005) — The Washington Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center seeking full marriage for same-sex couples statewide.

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 07/26/2006

(Seattle, July 26, 2006) — The Washington State Supreme Court issued a 5–4 ruling against couples represented by Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center in a case seeking marriage for same-sex couples.