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Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Ask Court for Swift Ruling for Freedom To Marry 07/10/2013

(Chicago, IL, July 10, 2013) — Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois filed papers asking the court for a swift end to the harm and indignity couples face without the freedom to marry—which now includes the inability to access many federal marriage benefits.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU File Lawsuit Against Hawai`i Governor Seeking Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples 07/29/2010

Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawai‘i Foundation today filed suit against the State of Hawai`i three weeks after Governor Linda Lingle's veto of House Bill 444, a bill that would have allowed unmarried couples to enter into civil unions with comprehensive state law rights and responsibilities. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six same-sex couples, five from O`ahu and one from Hawai`i Island.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU File Federal Class Action Seeking to End Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 08/01/2013

(Harrisonburg, August 1, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia are filing a federal class action lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in Virginia.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU Conclude Lawsuit Seeking Civil Unions 03/31/2011

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai`i (ACLU) and Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing (AHFI) today announced they have dismissed their lawsuit against the state, following Governor Neil Abercrombie's signing civil unions into law last month. The Hawai`i Senate gave final approval to the bill, SB232, which allows same- and different-sex unmarried couples to enter into civil unions, with an 18-5 vote on February 16, following the 31-19 approving vote by the House on February 11, 2011. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2012.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Supreme Court to Review Ohio Marriage Cases 11/14/2014

“We have reached a tipping point, and the lives of thousands of same-sex spouses and their families hang in the balance.”

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Supreme Court to Reject Motion to Delay Virginia Marriages 08/18/2014

(Richmond, August 18, 2014) – Today, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and ACLU of Virginia will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Court for Swift Ruling in Virginia Marriage Case 09/30/2013

(Harrisonburg, September 30, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia are filing a motion for summary judgment asking the court for a swift resolution to the harm and indignity same-sex couples face without marriage.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU Applaud Governor's Signing of Hawai`i Civil Union Bill 02/23/2011

Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai`i (ACLU) applaud Hawai`i Governor Neil Abercrombie's signing of SB232, which establishes civil unions for same-sex and different-sex couples in Hawai`i. The Hawai`i Senate approved the bill in an 18-5 vote on February 16. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2012.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Student Rights in the Wake of Tragic Suicides 04/27/2009

(New York, April 27 2009) — Lambda Legal today issued the following statement in response to the tragic suicides of Jaheem Herrera of Dekalb County, Georgia, and Carl Joseph Walker–Hoover, of Springfield, Massachusetts, both 11–year–olds who faced antigay harassment and bullying. Statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:

Lambda Legal Advisory: What the California Supreme Court Ruling Tomorrow on Marriages in San Francisco Will, and Won't, Cover 08/11/2004

(San Francisco – August 11, 2004) With the California Supreme Court set to issue its decision tomorrow on whether San Francisco officials had the authority to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Lambda Legal said today that a separate case is moving forward to secure marriage for lesbian and gay couples statewide – and that case will be unaffected by the ruling.

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