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Lambda Legal Urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to Uphold Domestic Partnership Law 09/11/2013

(Chicago, IL, Wednesday September 11, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal filed a brief on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five same-sex couples in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, asking the court to uphold the state's domestic partnership law as constitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Veterans Benefits to Become Available for Some Married Same-Sex Couples 09/04/2013

New York, September 4, 2013) - Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation: "The announcement that the Executive Branch will no longer enforce the so-called mini-DOMA within the statute governing veteran's benefits is great news for veterans and their same-sex spouses.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military
Lambda Legal Argues Texas Must Allow Married Same-Sex Couples to Divorce 09/04/2013

(Dallas, TX, September 3, 2013) – Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Texas today filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Texas Supreme Court to overturn a ruling from the Fifth District Court of Appeals and allow two married same-sex couples to get divorced.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
IRS to Recognize All Married Same-Sex Couples 08/29/2013

(New York, August 29, 2013)—Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Ninth Circuit Upholds Law Banning 'Ex-gay Therapy' for California Minors 08/29/2013

(San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013) - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a ruling upholding SB 1172 - the California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation - sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy" - with minors.

Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal: Constitution Requires that Manning Should Receive Medical Care at Ft. Leavenworth 08/22/2013

(New York, August 22, 2013) — Today following the announcement that Chelsea Manning may not receive proper care in prison, Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Dru Levasseur.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Transgender Rights
Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Misuse of Criminal Law to Prosecute HIV-Positive Man: Lambda Legal Applauds Ruling 08/21/2013

(St. Paul, MN, August 21, 2013) — Today, the Supreme Court of Minnesota upheld the decision of an intermediate appellate court overturning the conviction of Daniel James Rick, who is HIV positive, for the alleged criminal transmission of a communicable disease.

HIV
New Jersey Superior Court Hears Argument in Major Post-DOMA Courtroom Showdown on Marriage 08/15/2013

(Trenton, August 15, 2013) — Today, in one of the first major courtroom tests since the demise of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal presented oral argument on a motion for summary judgment before the New Jersey Superior Court in a case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality, New Jersey's statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and six same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry, as well as their children.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Clients and Indian River Central School District Settle Antigay Harassment Lawsuit 08/08/2013

(Philadelphia, NY August 8, 2013) -- Today, Lambda Legal and the Indian River Central School District announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Charles Pratt and his younger sister, Ashley Petranchuk.

Youth and Schools
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal Marriage Lawsuit 08/06/2013

(Chicago, IL, August 6, 2013) — Today, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, heard oral arguments in a motion seeking to dismiss Darby v. Orr and Lazarro v. Orr, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois’ lawsuits seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois.

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

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