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NJ Superior Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Major Post-DOMA Decision 09/27/2013

(Trenton, August 15, 2013) — Today, in one of the first major court challenges since the demise of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the New Jersey Superior Court granted Lambda Legal’s motion for summary judgment in its case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and six same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Same-Sex Couples in Lambda Legal and ACLU Marriage Cases Win Day in Court 09/27/2013

(Chicago, IL, September 27, 2013) - In another victory on the road to the freedom to marry for thousands of gay and lesbian couples and their families, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division today denied a motion to dismiss the two landmark cases seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Lambda Legal Helps South Dakota Transgender Employee Win Landmark Settlement After Wrongful Termination 09/16/2013

(Rapid City, SD, September 16, 2013) — Today Lambda Legal announced a landmark settlement for Cori McCreery, a transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female at work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal to Texas National Guard: Follow Dept. of Defense Guidelines for Married Same-Sex Couples 09/13/2013

(Dallas, TX, September 13, 2013) – Lambda Legal today sent a letter to the commanding general of Texas Military Forces urging him to abide by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines and allow married same-sex military couples to register for federal benefits at any military base in the state.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to Uphold Domestic Partnership Law 09/11/2013

(Chicago, IL, Wednesday September 11, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal filed a brief on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five same-sex couples in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, asking the court to uphold the state's domestic partnership law as constitutional.

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
Lambda Legal Argues Texas Must Allow Married Same-Sex Couples to Divorce 09/04/2013

(Dallas, TX, September 3, 2013) – Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Texas today filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Texas Supreme Court to overturn a ruling from the Fifth District Court of Appeals and allow two married same-sex couples to get divorced.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Veterans Benefits to Become Available for Some Married Same-Sex Couples 09/04/2013

New York, September 4, 2013) - Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation: "The announcement that the Executive Branch will no longer enforce the so-called mini-DOMA within the statute governing veteran's benefits is great news for veterans and their same-sex spouses.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military
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
Ninth Circuit Upholds Law Banning 'Ex-gay Therapy' for California Minors 08/29/2013

(San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013) - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a ruling upholding SB 1172 - the California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation - sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy" - with minors.

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