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National Freedom to Marry Day Sparks Action Across the Country 02/08/1999

(NEW YORK, February 9, 1999) -- Spurred by challenges and opportunities at the voting booth and in court, lesbians, gay men, and non-gay freedom-to-marry supporters across the country are marking the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day with simultaneous events designed to reach out to the non-gay community to enlist more support.

National lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups issue joint open letter on the killing of Trayvon Martin 04/02/2012

WASHINGTON, April 2 — A coalition of national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations today issued an open letter that described the killing of Trayvon Martin as a "national call to action"; urged local and federal authorities to find answers in the case that has garnered worldwide attention; and d

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
National LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA 06/26/2013

(New York, June 26, 2013) - In the wake of the US Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section Three of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 11 national LGBT advocacy organizations jointly issued a series of factsheets to provide guidance to same-sex couples and their families as they navigate accessing federal rights, benefits, and protections.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Bill, See Opportunities for Immigrants and Demand No More Punitive Measures 06/27/2013

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, GetEQUAL, Lambda Legal, National Center for Transgender Equality, Equality Federation and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

NCLR and Lambda Legal File Appeal on Behalf of Gay Dad In Maryland Custody Case; U.S. Supreme Court 2003 Privacy Ruling Renders Previous Custody Order Unconstitutional 01/31/2005

(Annapolis, MD) — Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a brief today in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals seeking to remove a custody restriction on behalf of a gay father who is barred from living with his partner while raising his 12-year-old son.

NCLR, Lambda Legal and Equality California Win Legal Victory in Case Challenging Basic Property Tax Protections for Domestic Partners 10/03/2007

(San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2007) — In a resounding victory, a California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the validity of a Board of Equalization rule that protects domestic partners from increased property taxes when one of the partners dies and the other inherits the couple's home.  California law has long provided this protection for surviving heterosexual spouses.     

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Meager Damages Award Against Sheriff in Brandon Teena Murder Case 11/04/2002

Teens & Young Adults
Nebraska Supreme Urged to Correct Injustice in Brandon Appeal 10/02/2000

(NEW YORK, Monday, October 2, 2000) — A significant group of 31 civil rights and victims’ advocacy organizations are joining Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in appealing the meager amount awarded for a county sheriff’s failure to protect Brandon Teena from a brutal murder.

Teens & Young Adults
Netherlands Ends Discrimination in Civil Marriage: Gays to Wed 03/30/2001

(NEW YORK, March 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund applauds the Netherlands for becoming the first nation to allow same-sex couples to marry, conferring upon those couples full equality and responsibility in the eyes of Dutch marriage law.

Nevada Marriage Ban Defendant Drops Appeal of Ninth Circuit Ruling 10/09/2014

(Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2014) – The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, the organization that had been defending Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban, today withdrew its motions before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to prevent the Ninth Circuit’s Tuesday ruling striking down the marriage ban from going into effect.

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