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Major Development Expected in Gay Eagle Scout Case 08/03/1999

(NEW YORK, August 3, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, with its client, former Eagle Scout James Dale, will hold a news conference Wednesday at its New York headquarters to discuss a major development expected in the case challenging the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America. A phone-in tele-conference will follow.

Youth and Schools
Major Federal Court Ruling Protects Gay Workers from Harassment; Lambda Legal Says Decision Will Have Broad National Impact 09/24/2002

(San Francisco, Tuesday, September 24, 2002) -- A federal appeals court today said a gay man who was harassed mercilessly by his supervisor and co-workers can sue under a federal sex discrimination law, in a decision Lambda Legal called a “solid victory” for equality in the workplace that will have broad implications.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Marriage Lawsuit Advances in California Supreme Court 08/17/2007

(San Fransisco, August 17, 2007) — In briefs filed today with the California Supreme Court, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argue that California violates its own constitution by denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

Married Same-Sex Couples Receive Many Federal Benefits, but Other Critical Protections Remain Out of Reach: Lambda Legal’s Work Continues 06/20/2014

(New York, June 20, 2014)—Today the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report recounting extensive recognition of same-sex spouses for purposes of federal benefits.  But the DOJ asserts that access for married same-sex couples and survivors living in states that deny recognition to their marriages to some of the most critical benefits offered by the Social Security Administration and Depar

Same-Sex Relationships
Maryland Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Gay Father 06/16/2005

(Annapolis, Maryland, June 16, 2005) -- In a ruling received today the Maryland Court of Special Appeals said a gay father should have his day in court.

Adoption and Parenting
Maryland Court Recognizes Out-of-State Marriage of Same-Sex Couple Represented by Lambda Legal and NCLR 05/18/2012

(Annapolis, MD May 18, 2012)—Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights applaud a ruling today by the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, granting a divorce to a same-sex couple, Virginia Cowan and Jessica Port, who were married outside of Maryland.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marriage Equality Bill: Lambda Legal Celebrates 03/01/2012

(New York, March 1, 2012) Today, Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Maryland marriage equality bill into law, adding the state to the growing list of U.S. jurisdictions granting marriage rights to same-sex couples. Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Maryland House Fails to Vote on Marriage Equality Bill: Lambda Legal Says, "This Is Not the End." 03/11/2011

Today, the Maryland House re-committed back to committee the marriage equality bill that had previously been approved by the Senate, delaying equality to Maryland's same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Maryland House Passes Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples 02/17/2012

(Annapolis, February 17, 2012) - Today, the Maryland House voted to pass the marriage equality bill, overcoming a major barrier to same-sex couples being able to marry in the state. Lambda Legal urges the Senate to follow. The Governor is expected to sign the bill once it is passed by both chambers. Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart, made the following statement: 

Maryland Joins New York in Recognizing Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples: Lambda Legal Applauds AG Opinion 02/24/2010

(New York, February 24, 2010) - Today Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler issued an opinion saying that recognition of out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples is consistent with Maryland law. Lambda Legal applauds the opinion that follows similar analysis in other states like New York. Statement from Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal: