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Virginia Loses First Round of Battle to Prevent Lesbian Mother From Adopting 05/03/2002

(ATLANTA, Friday, May 3, 2002) - An Arlington County Circuit Court judge today wasted no time in rejecting an attempt by the Virginia Attorney General’s office to end a lawsuit filed by a lesbian mother who wants to adopt a foster child.

Adoption and Parenting
Virginia Marriage Case Given Class-Action Status 01/31/2014

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Today, a federal district court in Virginia certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging that state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, extending the scope of those represented in the lawsuit to all same-sex couples in the state who cannot legally marry or whose legal marriages performed elsewhere are not recognized by the Commonwealth.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Virginia Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Custody Case Involving Lesbian Mother 04/17/2008

(Richmond, Virginia, April 17, 2008) — At oral arguments today at the Supreme Court of Virginia, Arent Fox LLP, Lambda Legal, and ACLU-VA, will defend a lesbian mother and her relationship with her daughter against her ex-partner who claims that she is the sole parent after the dissolution of the couple's civil union.

Adoption and Parenting
Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Lesbian Mom Custody Dispute: Lambda Legal Hails Victory 05/08/2007

(Richmond, VA, May 8, 2007) —Today, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected an appeal in a highly watched lesbian parenting dispute. In November of last year, the Virginia Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Commonwealth of Virginia has no say in a custody dispute that began in Vermont between Janet Jenkins and her former partner Lisa Miller.

Adoption and Parenting
VP Candidates Engage in Freedom-to-Marry Debate 10/06/2000

(NEW YORK, October 6, 2000) – In a striking sign of the progress the country has made toward embracing gay people’s freedom to marry, the Republican and Democratic vice presidential candidates, during their nationally televised debate, spoke of how they themselves “wrestle with” and are “open to” questions of the legal rights due to same-sex couples.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Washington County, MD to Grant Health Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees Married Out of State 06/13/2012

(Baltimore, MD June 13, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced that, beginning in July, Washington County will extend spousal benefits to all eligible county employees married to a same-sex spouse.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Washington State Court To Hear Oral Arguments Tuesday, July 27, in Lambda Legal and NWWLC Case Seeking Marriage For Same-Sex Couples 07/27/2004

(Seattle, Monday, July 26, 2004) - A Washington state court will hear oral arguments tomorrow, July 27, in a historic lawsuit seeking full marriage for same-sex couples in Washington state.

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 07/26/2006

(Seattle, July 26, 2006) — The Washington State Supreme Court issued a 5–4 ruling against couples represented by Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center in a case seeking marriage for same-sex couples.

Washington State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Today in Historic Lawsuit Seeking Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples 03/08/2005

(Olympia, Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2005) — The Washington Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center seeking full marriage for same-sex couples statewide.

Washington's High Court Upholds Vancouver's Domestic Partnership Law 08/24/2001

(LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2001) -- More families remain eligible for health insurance and other vital employment benefits thanks to a court ruling in Olympia, Washington, the latest in a long line of decisions across the country supporting domestic partner benefits for government workers, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.