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Gov. Brewer Loses Latest Bid to Strip Benefits from Lesbian and Gay State Employees: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Her Appeal of Lambda Legal Case 06/27/2013

(San Francisco, June 27, 2013, 2011) — The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that maintains family health coverage for lesbian and gay State employees while the case seeking to permanently preserve the benefits works its way through the court system.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | 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.

Ninth Circuit Lifts Stay and Marriage Returns to California 06/28/2013

(San Francisco, June 30, 2013) – The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today lifted the stay on its ruling declaring the discriminatory Proposition 8 unconstitutional, clearing the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in California.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
In Post-DOMA Action Lambda Legal Urges New Jersey Court to Allow Same-Sex Couples Freedom to Marry 07/03/2013

(Trenton, July 3, 2013) —One week after the Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal filed a motion for summary judgment in New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and six same-sex couples who need the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Announces Plans for Federal Marriage Case in Virginia. 07/09/2013

(Atlanta, July 9, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal announced that it is in the planning stages of a new federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Virginia with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Ask Court for Swift Ruling for Freedom To Marry 07/10/2013

(Chicago, IL, July 10, 2013) — Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois filed papers asking the court for a swift end to the harm and indignity couples face without the freedom to marry—which now includes the inability to access many federal marriage benefits.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Applauds ENDA Passage Through Senate Committee 07/10/2013

(New York, July 10, 2013) - Today, after the Senate Health, Labor, Education & Pensions Committee took a bipartisan 15-7 vote to send the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the Senate floor.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Expands Transgender Rights Project, Launches Mobile Phone Resource 07/11/2013

(New York, July 15, 2013) — Today, Lambda Legal announced the expansion of its transgender rights advocacy, officially designating the organization’s body of work as Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Project, naming attorney Dru Levasseur project director, and launching a first-of-its-kind online and mobile hub called Know Your Rights: Transgender.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal, Freedom to Work Resolve EEOC Complaint on Behalf of Maryland Transgender Woman 07/15/2013

(New York, July 15, 2013) - Lambda Legal and Freedom to Work have reached a settlement on behalf of a transgender woman employed by a government contractor in Maryland. The woman filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and alleged that she was subjected to physical and verbal harassment in the workplace over a two year period.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal of District Court Ruling for Lambda Legal Client Karen Golinski 07/23/2013

San Francisco (July 23, 2013) -- Citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed the appeal of the U.S. District Court ruling in Golinski v. U.S.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections