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NJ Superior Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Major Post-DOMA Decision 09/27/2013

(Trenton, August 15, 2013) — Today, in one of the first major court challenges since the demise of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the New Jersey Superior Court granted Lambda Legal’s motion for summary judgment in its 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.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Non-Gay and Gay Groups Across Country Observe First National Freedom to Marry Day 02/06/1998

(NEW YORK, February 6, 1998) -- Love and equality, the themes of Valentine's Day and Lincoln's Birthday, will frame the first National Freedom to Marry Day on Thursday, February 12. Lesbians and gay men across the country, joined by growing numbers of non-gay people, will call for an end to discrimination in civil marriage.

North Carolina Amendment One Passes: Lambda Legal Issues Warning 05/09/2012

(New York, March 9, 2012) After the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Camilla Taylor, National Marriage Project Director:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
North Carolina Supreme Court Takes Custody of Sons from Gay Father 07/30/1998

(NEW YORK, N.Y., July 30, 1998) -- The North Carolina Supreme Court Thursday overturned an appeals court and reinstated a ruling that revoked a gay father's custody of his two sons solely because of his relationship with his male partner, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

NY High Court Says Public School Students Not Protected By Human Rights Law: Lambda Legal Calls on Legislature to Protect Students 06/12/2012

(New York, June 12, 2012) - Today, the New York Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the New York Human Rights Law does not protect students against harassment and discrimination in public schools. As a result, the nearly 90 percent of all New York students who attend public schools are now denied access to that law's comprehensive protections.

Teens & Young Adults
NY Senate Passes Anti-Bullying and Harassment Bill to Protect Students; Lambda Legal Urges Governor to Sign Bill Into Law 06/23/2010

The New York Senate passed the "Dignity For All Students Act" that would clearly prohibit all bias-based bullying, including harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, in the state's public schools.

Youth and Schools
Obama Administration Expands Family Leave to LGBT Parents; Lambda Legal Applauds 06/23/2010

The U.S. Labor Department's wage and hour division announced a rule clarification that allows LGBT workers to qualify for family leave to care for their nonbiological or nonadoptive children. In response to this announcement, Lambda Legal released the following statement from Greg Nevins, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney.

Obama Administration Plans Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors: Lambda Legal Looks Forward to Process 06/16/2014

(New York, June 16, 2014) - The White House has announced it is directing staff to create language for an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Obama Administration Releases National HIV/AIDS Strategy; Lambda Legal Issues Statement 07/13/2010

Today, the Obama Administration announced the first-ever national strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS - a wide-ranging five-year plan to combat the epidemic in the United States.

Obama Endorses Marriage Equality: Lambda Legal Celebrates 05/09/2012

(New York, May 9, 2012)—Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement: We welcome the news that President Obama understands the importance of equality for all people in this country and we are excited that he joins the majority of Americans in supporting the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections