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In 'Groundswell of Support,' Dozens of Respected, Diverse Groups Urge Washington State Supreme Court To Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry 02/08/2005

(Seattle, Tuesday, February 8, 2005) — Lambda Legal said today that briefs from dozens of groups urging the Washington State Supreme Court to allow same-sex couples to marry show an “extraordinary level of support” for marriage equality among a wide range of people in the state.

Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry In New York, Court Rules; Lambda Legal Says Decision Is 'Historic, Well Reasoned and Fair' 02/04/2005

(New York, February 4, 2005) — A New York State court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry, in a decision that Lambda Legal called “a historic ruling that delivers the state Constitution’s promise of equality to all New Yorkers.” Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit last year, representing five same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in New York City.

In Oral Argument at Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday, Lambda Legal Will Fight for Lesbian Mom Seeking Long-Overdue Visitation with Her Child 02/03/2005

(Pittsburg, February 3, 2005) — Lambda Legal will go back to the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. to argue that a lower court was wrong to deny a lesbian mother visitation with her child after her ex-partner (the child’s biological mother) worked to alienate the child from her.

NCLR and Lambda Legal File Appeal on Behalf of Gay Dad In Maryland Custody Case; U.S. Supreme Court 2003 Privacy Ruling Renders Previous Custody Order Unconstitutional 01/31/2005

(Annapolis, MD) — Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a brief today in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals seeking to remove a custody restriction on behalf of a gay father who is barred from living with his partner while raising his 12-year-old son.

Louisiana Appeals Court to Hear Oral Arguments Monday in Lambda Legal's Case Defending City of New Orleans Same-Sex Domestic Partner Registry and Benefits Policy 01/26/2005

(New Orleans, January 26, 2005) – In oral arguments set for Monday, January 31, at 10 a.m. at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal will fight off an attack by an antigay group seeking to end the City of New Orleans’ policy extending health insurance benefits to domestic partners of its gay and lesbian workers as well as the city’s domestic partner registry.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Says Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Today Reinforces that Children's Needs, not Parents' Sexual Orientation, Dictate Parenting Decisions Statewide 01/21/2005

(Chicago, January 21, 2005) -- Lambda Legal issued the following statement on the Illinois State Supreme Court's unanimous ruling today that reinforces that the best interests of children, not sexual orientation, control foster placement, adoption and all parenting decisions in Illinois.

Lawmakers Address Discrimination in Texas Schools 01/13/2005

Lambda Legal Argues for Workers' Compensation Benefits for American Airlines 587 Surviving Domestic Partner in NY Appeals Court Today 01/12/2005

(Albany, N.Y., Wednesday, January 12, 2005) — A New York State appeals court will hear oral argument from Lambda Legal this afternoon on whether the surviving domestic partner of a gay man is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits given to people whose spouses die on the job.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument Friday in Lesbian Civil Union Dissolution Case 01/11/2005

(Des Moines, January 11, 2005) – In oral argument set for Friday, January 14, at 9 a.m. at the Iowa Supreme Court, Lambda Legal and local organizations will fend off an attack by antigay groups who seek to overturn a local court order granting two Sioux City women’s request to terminate their civil union.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Declining To Hear Challenge To Florida's Ban on Gay People Adopting Children 01/10/2005