Press Releases

Read our latest news or search by issue area.

Headlinesort descending Date
Same-Sex Couples Appeal to California Supreme Court in Marriage Case 11/13/2006

(San Francisco, California, November 13, 2006) — Today, attorneys representing same-sex couples, Equality California, and Our Family Coalition are asking the California Supreme Court to decide whether barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the California Constitution.

Same-sex Couples Ask California Supreme Court to Strike Down Marriage Ban 03/04/2008

(San Francisco, March 4, 2008) — Attorneys for same-sex couples presented arguments to the California Supreme Court today in a historic lawsuit seeking to strike down a state law that bars lesbians and gay men from marriage.

Same-Sex Relationships
Same-Sex Couples in Lambda Legal and ACLU Marriage Cases Win Day in Court 09/27/2013

(Chicago, IL, September 27, 2013) - In another victory on the road to the freedom to marry for thousands of gay and lesbian couples and their families, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division today denied a motion to dismiss the two landmark cases seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry In New York, Court Rules; Lambda Legal Says Decision Is 'Historic, Well Reasoned and Fair' 02/04/2005

(New York, February 4, 2005) — A New York State court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry, in a decision that Lambda Legal called “a historic ruling that delivers the state Constitution’s promise of equality to all New Yorkers.” Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit last year, representing five same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in New York City.

Same-Sex Couples Must Be Treated Equally and Allowed To Marry, Co-Counsel Lambda Legal Tells Washington State Supreme Court 11/24/2004

Same-sex Couples Urge California Supreme Court To Strike Down Marriage Ban 04/02/2007

San Diego Lesbian Couple Must Have Equal Benefits at Their Country Club, Lambda Legal Says in Filing at California Supreme Court 10/25/2004

(San Diego, October 25, 2004) - Same-sex couples in California should have full and equal benefits at country clubs and other businesses, Lambda Legal said today in a brief filed with the California Supreme Court. Lambda Legal represents a lesbian couple whose San Diego country club refused to treat them like other committed couples.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Saying NY Law Requires Respect for Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Argues To Keep Decision Allowing Gay Man To Pursue Wrongful Death Case as a Spouse 06/21/2001

(New York, Monday, June 21, 2004) - A New York state appeals court will hear oral argument Tuesday morning on whether civil unions are respected in New York state. Last year, Lambda Legal won the first case in the nation that appropriately recognized a couple who entered into a Vermont civil union as spouses outside that state.

Saying William Pryor Is the 'Most Demonstrably Antigay Judicial Nominee in Recent Memory,' Lambda Legal Opposes Nomination To Federal Appeals Court 04/26/2005

Fair Courts Project
School Board Votes Against Students' Gay-Straight Club at El Modena High 12/08/1999

Orange, CA, December 8, 1999) -- After months of delaying students’ request to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance Club to meet at El Modena High School, the Orange Unified School Board voted 7-0 late Tuesday to deny the students their constitutional and legal rights.

Youth and Schools

Pages