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National LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA 06/26/2013

(New York, June 26, 2013) - In the wake of the US Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section Three of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 11 national LGBT advocacy organizations jointly issued a series of factsheets to provide guidance to same-sex couples and their families as they navigate accessing federal rights, benefits, and protections.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Bill, See Opportunities for Immigrants and Demand No More Punitive Measures 06/27/2013

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, GetEQUAL, Lambda Legal, National Center for Transgender Equality, Equality Federation and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

Immigration and Asylum
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.

Adoption and Parenting
NCLR, Lambda Legal and Equality California Win Legal Victory in Case Challenging Basic Property Tax Protections for Domestic Partners 10/03/2007

(San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2007) — In a resounding victory, a California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the validity of a Board of Equalization rule that protects domestic partners from increased property taxes when one of the partners dies and the other inherits the couple's home.  California law has long provided this protection for surviving heterosexual spouses.     

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Meager Damages Award Against Sheriff in Brandon Teena Murder Case 11/04/2002

Teens & Young Adults
Nebraska Supreme Urged to Correct Injustice in Brandon Appeal 10/02/2000

(NEW YORK, Monday, October 2, 2000) — A significant group of 31 civil rights and victims’ advocacy organizations are joining Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in appealing the meager amount awarded for a county sheriff’s failure to protect Brandon Teena from a brutal murder.

Teens & Young Adults
Netherlands Ends Discrimination in Civil Marriage: Gays to Wed 03/30/2001

(NEW YORK, March 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund applauds the Netherlands for becoming the first nation to allow same-sex couples to marry, conferring upon those couples full equality and responsibility in the eyes of Dutch marriage law.

New Directors to Head Lambda Legal Regional Offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta 05/09/2008

(New York, May 9, 2008) — Lambda Legal has hired new regional directors to lead its Western and Southern Regional offices.

New England Mutual Must Pay Disability Benefits to Policyholder with HIV 03/30/1999

(NEW YORK, March 30, 1999) -- New York's highest court Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling against a major insurance company that sought to circumvent state law and avoid paying benefits to a policyholder disabled by AIDS. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which worked closely with the policyholder's attorney, Mark Scherzer, applauded the decision.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
New Filing in Prop 8 Legal Challenge 01/06/2009

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