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Janet Reno to Address Lambda Luncheon in Fort Lauderdale 02/25/2002

(ATLANTA, February 25, 2002) — Janet Reno, whose tenure as United States attorney general brought unprecedented civil rights support for gay people and those with AIDS or HIV, will address Lambda Legal supporters at a Fort Lauderdale luncheon on Saturday, March 2.

It's Time to Allow Same-Sex Couples in West Virginia to Marry, Lambda Legal Urges Court 12/31/2013

(Huntington, WV, December 31, 2013) - Lambda Legal today filed a motion for summary judgment asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to rule swiftly for three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
IRS Under Fire for Treatment of Group for Lesbians with Cancer 04/14/1998

(NEW YORK, April 14, 1998) -- The Internal Revenue Service acted improperly when it tried to re-write a lesbian support group's mission statement as a prerequisite for tax-exempt status, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said in a demand letter to the IRS today.

IRS to Recognize All Married Same-Sex Couples 08/29/2013

(New York, August 29, 2013)—Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
IRS Grants Lesbian & Gay Youth Group Tax-Exempt Status 08/26/1997

(NEW YORK, August 26, 1997) -- The Internal Revenue Service granted tax-exempt status to a gay youth support group that faced ominous anti-gay questions about "homosexual attitudes" when it first contacted the tax agency, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Teens & Young Adults
IRS Again Backs Down on Anti-Gay Discrimination 05/05/1998

(NEW YORK, May 5, 1998) Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday that its victory on behalf of a lesbian organization seeking tax-exempt status marked the second time in recent months the IRS has had to back down on its efforts to interfere with the mission of a gay community group.

Iowa's Married Same-Sex Couple Celebrates First Year of Marriage on the Anniversary of Lambda Legal's Victory 08/25/2008

(Des Moines, Iowa, August 25, 2008) — August 31 will mark the one year anniversary of the first marriage of a same-sex couple in Iowa after Lambda Legal's victory in which a district court ruled that barring same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.

Iowa VA Hospital Backs Down, Will Consider Patient with HIV for Organ Transplant; Lambda Legal Says Dep't of Veteran Affairs Must Follow Suit with National Policy 04/28/2004

(Washington, D.C, Wednesday, April 28, 2004) - Lambda Legal today said that an Iowa Veterans Affairs hospital’s decision to reverse course and consider a man with HIV for a liver transplant puts new pressure on the federal Dep’t of Veterans Affairs to require consistent transplant practices at VA hospitals nationwide.

HIV
Iowa Supreme Court Unanimously Rules in Favor of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Lambda Legal's Historic Lawsuit 04/03/2009

(Des Moines, April 3, 2009) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a 2007 district court ruling that said it was unconstitutional to bar same-sex couples from marrying. Iowa becomes the third state along with Massachusetts and Connecticut in offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Writing for the unanimous court, Justice Cady said:

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument Friday in Lesbian Civil Union Dissolution Case 01/11/2005

(Des Moines, January 11, 2005) – In oral argument set for Friday, January 14, at 9 a.m. at the Iowa Supreme Court, Lambda Legal and local organizations will fend off an attack by antigay groups who seek to overturn a local court order granting two Sioux City women’s request to terminate their civil union.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

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