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New Jersey Legislature Passes Civil Union Bill: Lambda Legal Says Fight for Marriage Will Continue

(Trenton, New Jersey, December 14, 2006) — After both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate voted to pass a civil union bill, Lambda Legal says same-sex couples are better off but not equal.


Statement from David Buckel, Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal and lead attorney on the Lewis v. Harris marriage lawsuit:

The Voices They Did Not Hear: Lambda Legal Condemns New Jersey Legislature For Rushing to Enact Discriminatory Statute

(New York, New Jersey, December 13, 2006) — With a vote scheduled for Thursday in both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on a civil union bill, Lambda Legal says the legislature acted too fast to allow a full debate of the issue of marriage for same-sex couples.

Lambda Legal Files Sexual Orientation Discrimination Charge Against Bremen Community High School District on Behalf of Superintendent

(Chicago, December 13, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a complaint with the Cook County Human Rights Commission charging the Bremen Community High School District No. 228, Bremen Community Board of Education, and Bremen School Board president, Evelyn Gleason, with sexual orientation discrimination.

New Jersey Civil Union Bill Passes Through Another Legislative Committee Despite Growing Public Support for Marriage

(Trenton, New Jersey, December 11, 2006) — At the conclusion of the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on Senate Bill S2407, a civil union bill, the members voted to send the measure to the full Senate for a floor vote.


Lambda Legal, the organization representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit which resulted in the New Jersey Supreme Court decision in October, said the measure is moving too fast for justice to prevail.

New Jersey Civil Union Bill Passes Through Legislative Committee: Lambda Legal Calls Civil Unions Discriminatory

(Trenton, New Jersey, December 7, 2006) — At the conclusion of the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing today on Assembly Bill A3787, a civil union bill, the members voted to send the measure to the full Assembly for a floor vote.


Lambda Legal, the organization representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit which resulted in the New Jersey Supreme Court decision in October, called the measure discriminatory.

Pennsylvania Lets Historic Custody Decision Stand in Lesbian Parenting Case

(Philadelphia, November 29, 2006) — The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania let stand a lower court ruling awarding custody to Patricia Jones (a lesbian mother) because she would provide a better home than her ex-partner, Ellen Boring (the children's biological parent).

Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds Vermont Court Order in Lesbian Mom Custody Dispute: Lambda Legal Hails Victory

(Richmond, VA, November 28, 2006) — Today, the Virginia Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Commonwealth of Virginia has no say in a custody dispute that began in Vermont between Janet Jenkins and her former partner Lisa Miller.

Lambda Legal Urges Court to Uphold Decision Finding Poway Unified School District Responsible for Not Protecting Lesbian and Gay Students

(San Diego, November 21, 2006) — In papers submitted today, Lambda Legal urged the California Court of Appeal (Fourth District) to uphold a jury decision that found that former Poway High School students were subjected to relentless harassment because they are gay and lesbian.

Lambda Legal Declares Victory: Miami University Employees Keep Domestic Partner Benefits

(Oxford, OH, November 20, 2006) — In response to papers filed by Lambda Legal, the Butler County Court of Common Pleas today dismissed a lawsuit brought by a legislator seeking to take away the domestic partner benefits of employees of Miami University.

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