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Lambda Legal Commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance 11/20/2012

(New York, November 20, 2012) —Today, in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Attorney Dru Levasseur:

Transgender Rights
Couples from across Illinois Urge Passage of Marriage Fairness Law 11/28/2012

(Springfield, IL, November 28, 2012) --Today plaintiff couples in Darby v. Orr and Lazaro v.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Court Rejects Attempt by Anti-Gay Groups to Join Lambda Legal Case Seeking Freedom to Marry in Illinois 11/30/2012

(Chicago, IL, November 30, 2012) -- Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division denied motions to intervene by the Church of Christian Liberty, Grace Gospel Fellowship and the Illinois Family Institute (IFI) in Darby v. Orr, Lambda Legal's case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
US Supreme Court to Hear Prop 8 and DOMA Cases 12/07/2012

(Washington, December 7, 2012) - The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it has granted review in two of the cases concerning same-sex couples: Windsor v. United States, the challenge to Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on behalf of Edie Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry  the historic decision by the U.S.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Supreme Court Holds Action on Arizona State Employees Case and Remaining DOMA Challenges 12/10/2012

(San Francisco, December 10, 2012) - The U.S. Supreme Court issued no new orders today in the remaining LGBT rights cases on its docket in the wake of its decision Friday to review the Prop 8 challenge and one of four cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Two Lambda Legal cases remain on the docket: Brewer v. Diaz and U.S.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Defends Inmate's Right to Sue US Government for Sexual Assault by Prison Officer 12/10/2012

(New York, December 10, 2012) — Late Friday, Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court  brief  in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a federal prison inmate, Kim Millbrook, who sued the U.S. government after claiming he was sexually assaulted by prison officers at the Lewisburg, Pennsylvania federal penitentiary. 

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Lambda Legal Case Seeking Accurate Birth Certificate for Lesbian Mothers 12/11/2012

(Des Moines, IA, December 11, 2012) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking to compel the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate birth certificate to all children born to same-sex married parents in Iowa.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Hopeful as Plans Unfold to Bring Illinois Marriage Bill to a Vote 12/13/2012

(Chicago, IL, December 13, 2012) - Today Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans announced that they will call for a vote early in 2013 on House Bill 5710, The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Momentum for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Brings Together New Illinois Coalition 12/20/2012

In the wake of the announcement by key legislators that they will seek passage of an Illinois marriage equality bill in January 2013, a broad range of organizations have joined to form a new coalition, called Illinois Unites for Marriage.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Pledge your support for marriage in Illinois!
Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Benefits 12/21/2012

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld as constitutional the state's Domestic Partner Registry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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