(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 1, 2005) — In papers being filed today in United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Lambda Legal seeks to strike down Oklahoma’s Adoption Invalidation Law, a law so extreme that it has the potential to make children adopted by same-sex couples in other states legal orphans when the families are in or dealing with officials from the state of Oklahoma.
(New York, November 11, 2005) – In response to a New York Times article indicating Lambda Legal’s purported support for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr. Lambda Legal issued this statement:
New York Times article excerpt dated November 11, 2005:
“David J. Stoll, the former Alito clerk who now works with Lambda Legal, said that like Justice O’Connor, Judge Alito would not bring any ideological agenda to cases. ‘I think he is fantastic,’ Mr. Stoll said.”
Statement by Jon Davidson, Legal Director at Lambda Legal:
(Dallas, November 9, 2005) — Statements from Lambda Legal Regional Director Dennis Coleman and Senior Staff Attorney Ken Upton upon passage of Amendment 2.
“While this is a disappointing loss we know the battle isn’t over, and it is heartening to see how much energy the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community put into this campaign,” said Dennis Coleman, Regional Director of Lambda Legal’s South Central Regional Office in Dallas. “We will sustain that energy and keep talking to our friends and neighbors about why equality is so important to us.”
(San Francisco, Wednesday, November 9, 2005) — In a brief filed today in the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU explain why the trial court was correct in ruling that under California’s constitution, same-sex couples cannot be barred from marrying.
(LINCOLN, NE) Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a brief before a federal appeals court urging the court to let stand an earlier decision striking down Nebraska’s extreme anti-gay relationship law that bans all protections for same-sex couples, including civil unions and domestic partnership.
(New York, October 31, 2005) — Lambda Legal’s Legal Director, Jon Davidson, made the following statement concerning the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
“If confirmed Judge Alito is likely to be the decisive vote on many critical issues important to all Americans — including the most basic rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-affected people.
(New York, October 27, 2005) — Lambda Legal Education and Public Affairs Director Michael Adams made the following statement concerning the withdrawn nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.