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New York Senate Fails to Pass Marriage Equality Bill: Lambda Legal Says, "This isn't over." 12/02/2009

(New York, December 2, 2009)—Today, the New York Senate took a long overdue vote on the marriage equality bill presented by Governor Paterson but failed to pass the measure, thereby denying equality to New York’s same-sex couples.Statement from Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal:

New York Should Not Ask Courts To Put Politics Before Principles, Lambda Legal Says in Papers Filed Today in Its Case Seeking Marriage for Gay and Lesbian Couples 09/24/2004

(New York, Friday, September 24, 2004) — Refuting arguments from New York City attorneys saying the constitutional rights of gay people should be determined by public opinion polls and political reactions elsewhere, Lambda Legal filed court papers today in its lawsuit seeking full marriage equality in New York State.

New York State Governor Cuomo Acts to Remove Juveniles from State Prisons 06/25/2015

“While we await broad reform that is long overdue, we hope the Governor’s order will protect youth who are wholly dependent on the state for their health, emotional well-being and physical safety.”

Teens & Young Adults | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage 07/06/2006

(New York, July 6, 2006) — The New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) issued a ruling upholding the state’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.In the prevailing opinion, Judge Robert S. Smith nonetheless wrote, “We express our hope that the participants in the controversy over same-sex marriage will address their arguments to the Legislature.”

New York Supreme Court of Nassau County Heard Oral Arguments Today in Lambda Legal Case Seeking Spousal Benefits for Same-Sex Couple Married in Canada 05/04/2006

New York Tax Dep't Says New York Same-Sex Couples Who Married Out of State Cannot File State Taxes Jointly 04/04/2006

New York to Require Insurers to Cover Transgender Healthcare; Lambda Legal Applauds 12/11/2014

(New York, December 11, 2014) — Today, with the announcement that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued guidance to health insurance companies that they are barred from discriminating against transgender individuals by denying them medically necessary treatment, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project Director.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Newark Lesbian Couple and Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Statements on Teenager Murdered Because She Was a Lesbian 05/13/2003

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
NEWS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17: NY, National HIV Names Reporting Must Address Community Concerns 03/16/1999

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
NEWS CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2 P.M. PST: Gay Teacher Wins Agreement That Bakersfield School Won't Discriminate 03/18/1999

Youth and Schools