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Lawmakers, Clergy & Civil Rights Groups Urge Court to Rule in Favor of Marriage for Gay Couples; Case Will Be Heard in Seattle July 16 06/24/2004

(Seattle, Thursday, June 24, 2004) - Six state legislators and a wide variety of religious organizations, civil rights groups and bar associations filed friend-of-the-court briefs today in support of marriage for same-sex couples in Washington State.

Lawsuit Filed Today Seeks Full Marriage for Lesbian and Gay Couples Across California 03/12/2004

Lawyers for Same-Sex Couples Seeking Marriage in Washington State Petition Supreme Court to Reconsider Last Month's 08/29/2006

<p>(Seattle, August 29, 2006) — Attorneys representing the 19 same-sex Washington couples who argued for their clients’ right to marry under the Washington State Constitution have petitioned the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider its July 26, 2006 5 – 4 decision.</p>

Lead Couple In Prop 8 Legal Challenge Release Statement On Court Decision 05/26/2009

(San Francisco) May 26, 2009 — Today, following the ruling of the California Supreme Court in Strauss v. Horton, the LGBT community's challenge to Proposition 8 brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal and the ACLU, lead petitioners Karen Strauss and Ruth Borenstein released the following statement:Karen Strauss:

Leading Medical and Public Health Professionals Support ADA Protections for People with HIV 03/30/1998

League of Women Voters Supports 'Limit on Marriages' As Name for Knight Initiative 12/07/1999

(SACRAMENTO, December 7, 1999) -- The League of Women Voters of California said Tuesday that it fully supports the name given by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to a controversial ballot measure that would allow the state to discriminate against legal marriages of lesbians and gay men from other states.

Legal Groups File Brief Disputing False Claims of Harassment, Defending Open Government Requirements 04/01/2010

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court today, the nation's leading LGBT legal organizations, Lambda Legal, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – together with the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – joined the State of Washington and others in defending open government laws requiring public disclosure of the names of voters who sign petitions supporting state ballot initiatives.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Legal Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Proposition 8, Should It Pass 11/05/2008

Legal Team Gains Experienced Litigator 06/18/2001

(NEW YORK, June 18, 2001) — Further adding to its legal staff, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Monday welcomed Adam Aronson as a staff attorney bringing a strong record in civil rights work for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS.

Legal Teams Submit Proposal to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Oral Argument in Marriage Cases 03/17/2015

(Washington D.C.) — Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally among the cases from the four states.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections