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Iowa Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal's Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 12/09/2008

(Des Moines, December 9, 2008) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lambda Legal's case on behalf of six Iowa same-sex couples and their families who are seeking the right to marry.

Iowa Leaders and Lambda Legal File Briefs in Case Seeking Marriage Equality 03/28/2008

(Des Moines, March 28, 2008) — At least 17 briefs will be filed by a wide array of both Iowa-based and national organizations and individuals at the Iowa Supreme Court this week on behalf of the six same-sex couples and their families seeking marriage in Iowa. 

Iowa Court Orders State to Provide Accurate Birth Certificate to Child Born to Two Mothers: Lambda Legal Celebrates Victory 01/04/2012

Today, the Iowa District Court for Polk County ordered the state's Department of Public Health to issue a birth certificate for two year-old Mackenzie Gartner, a child born to a married same-sex couple in 2009, listing both spouses as Mackenzie's parents in reliance on their marriage and the spousal presumption of parentage it creates.

Adoption and Parenting | Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Iowa Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case 09/11/2013

(Des Moines, IA, September 11, 2013) — Today the Iowa Court of Appeals heard arguments in Lambda Legal’s case representing Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan in his appeal for post-conviction relief.

Criminal Justice | HIV
Iowa Court Issues Decision in Lambda Legal's Historic Lawsuit: Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed to Marry 08/30/2007

(Des Moines, IA, August 30, 2007)—A 63 page decision issued today by the Iowa District Court for Polk County said that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry based on the Iowa Constitution's guarantee of equal treatment under the law. The case was filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of six same-sex couples and their families in Iowa.

Intervention Rights — and Wrongs 02/02/2006

Intervention is an important litigation tool that allows one to become a party to a lawsuit brought by others. It has significant advantages over filing an amicus curiae brief in that, unlike an amicus, an intervenor usually has a right to conduct discovery, bring motions, present oral argument and evidence, and appeal.

International Coalition Advocates for Full Recognition of Gay Victims 08/08/2001

Integrity of Iowa Courts Persists, says Equality Groups 01/16/2013

(Des Moines, IA, January 16, 2013) - Today, Iowa State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady delivered the State of the Judiciary address in Des Moines.

Fair Courts Project
Insurance Company Rebuffed for Denying Benefits to Policyholders with AIDS 06/19/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2000) — The California Supreme Court Monday unanimously ruled that insurers cannot deny benefits to policyholders who develop AIDS several years after becoming insured, a practice that is widespread in the industry but which the Court said is illegal, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Indiana Lesbian Mothers Fight to Keep Child; Lambda Legal Argues that Adoption Must be Honored 10/14/2005

(Indianapolis, October 14, 2005) — In papers filed in the Indiana Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal argued that the adoption of a baby girl by two lesbian mothers must be honored by the Morgan Juvenile Court, which has instead ordered the child, Morgan, removed from their home.

Adoption and Parenting