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Gay Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry, Washington Court Says; Co-Counsel Lambda Legal Celebrates Historic Ruling, Prepares for State Supreme Court 08/04/2004

(Seattle, August 4, 2004) - A Washington state court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry, in a decision that Lambda Legal, co-counsel in a lawsuit on behalf of eight King County couples, called “a historic ruling for fairness and equality.”

Gay Couple Sues University of Hawaii Following Denial of Family Housing 03/10/2008

(Honolulu, March 10, 2008) — At a press conference today, Lambda Legal announced its intent to file a lawsuit against the University of Hawai`i, representing Phi Ngo and Joseph O'Leary, a gay couple not allowed to move back into family housing after living there for one year.

Housing
Gay Couple Settles Lawsuit against University of Hawai`i Following Denial of Family Housing 08/29/2008

(Honolulu, August 29, 2008) — A gay couple not allowed to move back into family housing at the University of Hawai`i, Mânoa, has settled their lawsuit against the school. The University has revised its housing policy to provide accommodation for committed same-sex couples like Joe and Phi, and the lawsuit settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

Housing
Gay and Straight Students Seek Injunction Against Salt Lake School Board 11/13/1998

(NEW YORK, November 13, 1998) -- In a Utah federal court, an alliance of gay and straight students seeking equal treatment at their school will ask for a preliminary injunction against the Salt Lake City school board, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Youth and Schools
Gary Buseck, Leader of New England Group that Won Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Massachusetts, Tapped as Legal Director at Lambda Legal 12/17/2003

Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Discriminate Against Gay Customers, Lambda Legal Tells Court 08/04/2014

(Honolulu, HI, August 4, 2014) – Lambda Legal and the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission today urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawai`i to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate Hawai`i’s antidiscrimination law, by invoking the business owner’s religious beliefs as a defense.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Same-Sex Relationships
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 07/28/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Criminal Justice | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Former Lambda Legal Client Janice Langbehn to Receive Presidential Citizens Medal 10/12/2011

Today, the White House announced that former Lambda Legal client Janice Langbehn will be one of 13 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar | Same-Sex Relationships
Former Chief Legal Officer for the Georgia Dept. of Human Resources Joins Lambda Legal's Atlanta-Based Southern Regional Office 04/08/2004

 (Atlanta, April 8, 2004) — Lambda Legal announced today that Jack Senterfitt, a widely respected litigator and former chief lawyer for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, has joined the staff of its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta as a Senior Staff Attorney.

For First Time, NY Federal Judge Strikes Down Entire Law Barring Gays From Military Service 07/02/1997

(NEW YORK, July 2, 1997) -- In the first full defeat of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' statute, a federal judge in New York today struck down the law, saying it unconstitutionally imposes special rules on gay troops.

Military

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