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Lambda Legal, Just New Mexico Applaud Opinion by NM Attorney General: Out-of-State Marriages "Likely Valid" in New Mexico 01/05/2011

Lambda Legal and Just New Mexico are praising an opinion letter issued yesterday by New Mexico Attorney General Gary King finding that marriages between people of the same sex performed in states or countries where they are legal likely are valid in New Mexico as well.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal, Mazzoni Center Help Defend Philadelphia's Nondiscrimination Policy Against Boy Scouts Lawsuit 03/24/2010

The Boy Scouts are entitled to their beliefs, but they have no right to make the City of Philadelphia's taxpayers foot the bill for their harmful discrimination against gay people."

Lambda Legal, NCLR, Equality California and ACLU-NC File Amicus Brief in Federal Challenge to Proposition 8 Asking Court to Lift Stay 03/01/2011

(San Francisco, CA, March 1, 2011)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and Lambda Legal jointly filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to lift the temporary stay in the federal court challenge to Proposition 8.

Lambda Legal: "The LGBT Community Owes Much to Justice Stevens." 04/09/2010

Justice Stevens Wrote the Dissenting Opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick Which Became the Basis for the Majority Opinion in Lawrence v. Texas

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal: After Sixteen Years of Discrimination, It's Time to End the Policy 02/02/2010

(New York, February 2, 2010) - In response to today's hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the repeal of the military's policy on gay service members known as "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Lambda Legal released the following statement by Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director:

Lambda Legal: Application of DOMA to Block Health Benefits for Wife of Lesbian Federal Court Employee Would Be Unconstitutional 11/09/2010

(San Francisco, November 9, 2010)—Lambda Legal yesterday filed a brief in U.S.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal: Constitution Requires that Manning Should Receive Medical Care at Ft. Leavenworth 08/22/2013

(New York, August 22, 2013) — Today following the announcement that Chelsea Manning may not receive proper care in prison, Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Dru Levasseur.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal: Hail-Mary Motion to Vacate Historic Prop 8 Ruling Unfair Both to Judge and Judicial System 04/25/2011

In reaction to today's filing of a motion to vacate last year's historic decision by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker declaring California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional, Jon Davidson, Legal Director for Lambda Legal, issued the following statement: Proponents of Proposition 8 certainly are getting desperate. This reeks of a hail-Mary attempt to assail Judge Walker's character because they are unable to rebut the extremely well-reasoned ruling he issued last year. It's becoming a sadly typical move of the right: don't like the ruling; attack the referee.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal: Immigration Order Needs a Plan For LGBT Immigrants 11/20/2014

(Los Angeles, November 20, 2014) – President Obama today announced he is issuing an executive order   taking action on immigration, including temporarily protecting about 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. However, the order provides the administrative relief only for those immigrants whose children are U.S.

Immigration | Proyecto Igualdad
Lambda Legal: Introduction of Respect for Marriage Act a Watershed Moment 03/16/2011

In response to today's introduction in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the 1996 so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal National Marriage Project Director Jennifer C. Pizer issued the following statement.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections