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Federal Court Strikes Blow to Federal Antigay Law Harming Married Same-Sex Couples; Lambda Legal Issues Statement 07/08/2010

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled simultaneously in two companion cases, one brought by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and another brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of eight married same-sex couples and three widowers, that Section 3 of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

Federal Court Says Transgender People Must Be Allowed Medical Treatment in Prison: Lambda Legal and ACLU Applaud Ruling 04/01/2010

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin yesterday struck down a law that barred transgender people from receiving medical care while they are incarcerated. The ACLU and Lambda Legal brought a challenge in January 2006 to the law on behalf of transgender prisoners, some of whom had been receiving hormones in Wisconsin prisons for years prior to the passage of the law.

Federal Court Says Lambda Legal's Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender Woman Fired by Georgia General Assembly Can Move Forward 06/26/2009

Federal Court Says Lambda Legal's Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender Woman Fired by Georgia General Assembly Can Move Forward 06/26/2009

Transgender Rights
Federal Court Says Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Defending First Amendment Rights of Transgender Student Excluded From Prom Can Move Forward 09/25/2008

(Gary, Indiana, September 26, 2008) — Late yesterday the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana denied Gary high school's motion to dismiss a case brought by transgender former student Kevin  "K.K." Logan, a feminine male who was barred from prom because he wore a dress.

Teens & Young Adults
Federal Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Woman Represented by Lambda Legal After She Was Fired By Georgia General Assembly 07/06/2010

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that the Georgia General Assembly discriminated against Lambda Legal client Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as Legislative Editor after she told her supervisor that she planned to transition from male to female.

Transgender Rights
Federal Court Rules Being Gay Not Grounds for Recusal: Lambda Legal Applauds 06/14/2011

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled today that being gay doesn't disqualify a judge from ruling impartially on a case involving rights that impact lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Rejects Howard K. Stern's Gay Defamation Claim 08/12/2009

(New York, August 12, 2009) — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York today rejected Howard K. Stern’s claim that being called gay is defamatory per se and ruled that he is not entitled to collect damages on this basis. Lambda Legal argued this point in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in March 2009.

Federal Court Re-Hears Same-Sex Couple's Challenge of Louisiana Refusal to Respect Out-of-State Adoptions 01/19/2011

Today the full U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case regarding the New York adoption of a Louisiana-born baby boy by a same-sex couple after the state of Louisiana denied the child an accurate birth certificate reflecting both of his parents.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court Judge Orders Louisiana Registrar to Recognize Out-of-State Adoption by Lambda Legal Client Couple 12/23/2008

(New Orleans, December 23, 2008) — In a major victory for same-sex parents nationwide, a U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana has ordered the state registrar to honor the New York adoption of a baby boy by a same-sex couple, saying her continued failure to do so violated the U.S. Constitution.

Adoption and Parenting

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