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Court Certifies Lambda Legal Arizona Benefits Case as Class Action: Lawsuit Now Covers All Lesbian and Gay State Employees 12/24/2013

(Phoenix, December 24, 2013) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona yesterday certified as a class action Lambda Legal's lawsuit on behalf of lesbian and gay Arizona state employees fighting a move by the Arizona Legislature to eliminate health care coverage for their families.

Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Virginia Marriage Case 12/23/2013

(RICHMOND, December 23, 2013) – A federal court denied a motion from the Staunton Circuit Court Clerk today seeking dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Hails New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 12/19/2013

(Albuquerque, NM - December 19, 2013) - The New Mexico Supreme Court today ruled that denying same-sex couples the ability to marry violates the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico constitution. The ruling came in Greigo v. Oliver, a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of New Mexicoand the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Expedite Marriage for Same-sex Couples Facing Urgent Medical Circumstances 12/16/2013

(Chicago, IL, December 16, 2013) — Today, a federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to immediately issue marriage licenses to all Illinois same-sex couples who, because of a life-threatening illness, cannot wait until next summer to get married.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Deplores India Supreme Court Ruling Recriminalizing Sexual Intimacy Between Same-Sex Adults 12/12/2013

(Los Angeles, December 12, 2013) - This week, India's Supreme Court overturned an earlier ruling by the Delhi High Court that had decriminalized sexual intimacy between same-sex adults.

Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Nelson Mandela 12/05/2013

(New York, December 5, 2013) — Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director, made the following statement:

Lambda Legal Applauds Federal Resolution Opposing 'Ex-Gay Therapy' for Youth 12/04/2013

(New York, December 4, 2013) - U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier today introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution (SHOK), a federal resolution supporting efforts to stop mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity - sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy," "conversion therapy" or  "reparative therapy" - with minors.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Victory: New York Landlord Adds Same-Sex Spouse to Lease 12/04/2013

(New York, November , 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal announced that Weinreb Management, a New York City-based management company, has complied with state and city law and added lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein's spouse, Dorothy Calvani, to her rent-stabilized lease.

Housing | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Announces Eden/Rushing Chair 12/03/2013

(New York, December 3, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal announced, in conjunction with the estates of Dr. John Eden and Mr. Robert Rushing, that its Legal Director position has become the Eden/Rushing Chair in honor of the couple's long-standing commitment to Lambda Legal's work. This marks the first time a position in the organization has been named.

Lambda Legal Celebrates First Day of Marriage in Hawai'i: Releases Marriage FAQ 12/02/2013

(Honolulu, HI, December 2,2013) – Today as same-sex couples in Hawai'i begin to marry, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel and Director of the Law and Policy Project.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships