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California Will Continue to Honor Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Who Married Before the Possible Passage of Prop 8 11/05/2008

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The California Attorney General, Equality California, and the nation's leading LGBT legal groups agree that the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who married between June 16, 2008 and the possible passage of Proposition 8 are still valid in the state of California and must continue to be honored by the state.

California Teacher Settles Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit with School District 05/23/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
California Supreme Court Weighs Lambda Legal Lawsuit on Behalf of Lesbian Denied Infertility Treatment Because of Doctors Religious Beliefs 09/20/2006

(San Francisco, September 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal submitted its opening brief today in the California Supreme Court seeking to reinstate a trial court decision that doctors must treat their lesbian patients like the rest of their patients, regardless of the doctors’ religious beliefs about gay people.

Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health
California Supreme Court to Review Second-Parent Adoption Decision 01/30/2002

(LOS ANGELES Wednesday, January 30, 2002) — The California Supreme Court has agreed to review the question of whether second-parent adoptions are allowed in the state, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Wednesday. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, the San Diego appellate court opinion that had brought these adoptions into question has been de-published.

Adoption and Parenting
California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Prop 8 Legal Challenge on March 5 02/03/2009

California Supreme Court To Hear Lesbian Couple's Case Against Country Club That Denied Them Benefits Because They Are Gay 05/25/2005

(San Francisco, May 24, 2005) — The California Supreme Court will hear arguments on Thursday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the case of a San Diego lesbian couple whose country club refused to treat them like other committed couples. Lambda Legal, which represents the women, is asking the court to order the country club to treat same-sex couples equally and fairly.

Same-Sex Relationships
California Supreme Court to Hear Case of Lambda Legal Lesbian Client Denied Infertility Treatment by Christian Fundamentalist Doctors 05/01/2008

(Los Angeles, May 1, 2008) — The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in the case of an Oceanside lesbian whose doctors at North Coast Women's Care Medical Group denied her fertility treatments based on their religious beliefs.

California Supreme Court Rules That Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Domestic Partners 08/01/2005

(San Francisco, August 1, 2005)—In a ruling issued today in a case argued by Lambda Legal, the California Supreme Court said that if businesses in California provide benefits to married couples they must also extend them on equal terms to same-sex couples who are registered domestic partners.

California Supreme Court Rules on Bennett v. Bowen 07/16/2008

(San Francisco, July 16, 2008) – Today, the California Supreme Court issued an order in Bennett v. Bowen, S164520, denying a petition to remove Proposition 8, the proposed marriage ban, from the November ballot. Equality California, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, and the American Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement:

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Lambda Legal Lesbian Client Denied Infertility Treatment by Christian Fundamentalist Doctors 08/18/2008

(San Francisco, August 18, 2008) — The California Supreme Court has ruled that a group of doctors cannot use their religion as a legal excuse for violating the civil rights of their former patient — an Oceanside lesbian — to whom they refused an infertility treatment based on their religious views about her sexual orientation.

Adoption and Parenting