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Maryland House Fails to Vote on Marriage Equality Bill: Lambda Legal Says, "This Is Not the End." 03/11/2011

Today, the Maryland House re-committed back to committee the marriage equality bill that had previously been approved by the Senate, delaying equality to Maryland's same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Maryland House Passes Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples 02/17/2012

(Annapolis, February 17, 2012) - Today, the Maryland House voted to pass the marriage equality bill, overcoming a major barrier to same-sex couples being able to marry in the state. Lambda Legal urges the Senate to follow. The Governor is expected to sign the bill once it is passed by both chambers. Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart, made the following statement: 

Maryland Joins New York in Recognizing Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples: Lambda Legal Applauds AG Opinion 02/24/2010

(New York, February 24, 2010) - Today Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler issued an opinion saying that recognition of out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples is consistent with Maryland law. Lambda Legal applauds the opinion that follows similar analysis in other states like New York. Statement from Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal:

Maryland Will Issue Birth Certificates Naming Two Married Moms as Parents: Lambda Legal Applauds New Protection for Children 02/11/2011

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a letter to state birth registrars announcing a procedure change allowing a woman to be named as a parent on the Maryland birth certificate of the child born to her same-sex married spouse, without the necessity of a court order. Lambda Legal applauds this advance for Maryland children.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Teens & Young Adults
Massachusetts Marriage Ruling, at Legislature's Request, Makes Clear That Same-Sex Couples Will Marry This Spring, Lambda Legal Says 02/04/2004

May 6th is Lambda Legal Day in New York City 05/01/2013

(New York, May 2, 2013) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proclaimed, May 6, 2013  Lambda Legal Day in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary which will be celebrated at its annual gala that evening.

Mayor Riordan To Help Honor Esteemed Federal Judge With Lambda Liberty Award 10/15/1997

(LOS ANGELES, October 15, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the nation's leading lesbian and gay legal organization, honors recipients of its 5th Annual West Coast Liberty Awards on Thursday, October 16, including Judge William A. Norris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Criminal Justice
Media Advisory Regarding Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling in 06/23/2000

Teens & Young Adults
Media Briefing on Lambda's Top Concerns in the South and Nationwide 01/28/2002

(ATLANTA) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund invites news reporters, editors, and producers to a February 1 media breakfast briefing about Lambda’s top civil rights concerns for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS in the South and around the country.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Merrill Lynch Continues Support as Lambda Legal National Corporate Sponsor 06/04/2007

(New York, Monday June 4, 2007) --- Lambda Legal announces today that Merrill Lynch, one of the world's leading financial management and advisory companies continues its support of Lambda Legal with a $100,000 gift.