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Lambda Legal Urges Federal Court to Extend Marriage to All Indiana Same-Sex Couples 05/02/2014

(Evansville, IN, May 2, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal asked a federal court to compel the State of Indiana to continue to recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple from Munster, as well as to extend the freedom to marry to all Indiana same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and Advocates Urge Gov. Christie to Stop Playing Politics with the Court 05/05/2014

(New York, May 5, 2014) - Lambda Legal today launched a multi-faceted campaign in conjunction with New Jersey-based legal organizations, citizens groups, and unions to persuade New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie not to play politics with the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Fair Courts Project
Victory! Indiana Federal Court Again Orders Recognition of Marriage for Woman Fighting Cancer and Her Wife 05/08/2014

(Evansville, IN, May 8, 2014) — Today, a federal court in Indiana again ordered the state to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney. Lambda Legal won an emergency order for the couple in April which was set to expire on May 8 — today’s decision extends the requirement of the state to recognize their marriage throughout the court proceedings.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Denounces Indiana AG for Fighting Marriage of Woman Battling Cancer and Her Wife 05/09/2014

(Evansville, IN, May 9, 2014) — Lambda Legal today denounced Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller for appealing the court order issued yesterday ago compelling the State of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a woman battling stage four ovarian cancer and her wife.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Applauds NYC Police Dept. Move to Limit Use of Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution 05/12/2014

(New York, May 12, 2014) - After the announcement today by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton that police will no longer use possession of condoms as evidence of prostitution in particular circumstances, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg

Criminal Justice
Federal Appeals Court Hears Arguments Against Virginia Marriage Ban 05/13/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court will hear extended arguments today in a challenge to Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Asks Alaska Court to Grant Same-Sex Partner Access to Survivor Benefits 05/13/2014

(Anchorage, AK, May 13, 2014) – Lambda Legal urged the Alaska Supreme Court today to grant access to survivor benefits for Deborah Harris, the same-sex partner of Kerry Fadely, who was shot and killed in 2011 by a disgruntled former employee.

Lambda Legal Anuncia Página de Información y Recursos en Español 05/14/2014

(New York, NY, 13 de mayo de 2014) - Lambda Legal ha anunciado el lanzamiento de su página web en español con recursos creados específicamente para los latinos en los Estados Unidos y las personas que hablan español.

Lambda Legal Launches Spanish Website and Dedicated Resource Page 05/14/2014

(New York, NY, May 13, 2014) - Lambda Legal has announced the launch of its Spanish language website with resources built specifically for US Latinos and Spanish-speaking individuals.

Lambda Legal Hails Good Day for New Jersey Court, But Remains Troubled by Process 05/21/2014

(New York, May 21, 2014) Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that  he will renominate Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court and that the state Senate will then hold confirmation hearings to fill one of the two vacancies on the bench. This news comes after months of advocacy by legal and community organizations urging Gov.

Fair Courts Project