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Veterans Benefits to Become Available for Some Married Same-Sex Couples 09/04/2013

New York, September 4, 2013) - Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation: "The announcement that the Executive Branch will no longer enforce the so-called mini-DOMA within the statute governing veteran's benefits is great news for veterans and their same-sex spouses.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military
Victory in Maryland: High Court Rules for Challengers to Illegal Referendum Petition That Attempted to Overturn a Transgender Antidiscrimination Law 09/09/2008

(Annapolis, September 9, 2008) — In a one paragraph order issued today, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a challenge to a referendum that attempted to block a unanimously enacted transgender protection law.

Transgender Rights
Victory! Alaska Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Partners Access to Survivor Benefits 07/25/2014

(Anchorage, AK, July 25, 2014) – The Alaska Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that the same-sex partner of a person killed on the job should have access to the protection of Alaska’s workers’ compensation law.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! As Illinois Becomes 15th Marriage State Lambda Legal Celebrates 11/05/2013

(Springfield, IL, November 05, 2013) - With a vote of 61-54, today the Illinois House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a historic vote that sends the bill first to the Senate for a concurring vote and then to Governor Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Court Grants Immediate Freedom to Marry to Illinois Same-sex Couples 02/21/2014

(Chicago, IL, February 21, 2014) — A federal court today ordered the Cook County Clerk’s office to provide marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, rather than require them to wait until June, the default implementation date for the marriage equality bill passed by the Illinois legislature last year.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Appeals Court Lifts Stay To Protect Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney’s Marriage 07/01/2014

(Evansville, IN, July 1, 2014) — Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order compelling the State of Indiana to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney while the State appeals a decision issued last week by a federal district court in Baskin v. Bogan, striking down Indiana’s marriage ban as unconstitutional.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Court Declares OH Ban on Recognizing Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 04/14/2014

(Cincinnati, OH,April 14, 2014) - Today, in a strongly worded ruling, a federal court in Ohio declared Ohio's ban on recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional in all respects.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Victory! Federal Court Declares Ohio Ban on Recognizing Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 04/14/2014

(Cincinnati, OH, April 14, 2014) — Today, in a strongly worded ruling, a federal court in Ohio declared Ohio’s ban on recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional in all respects.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Court Rules Indiana’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 06/25/2014

(Evansville, IN, June 25, 2014) — Today, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that Indiana’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Court Strikes Down West Virginia Marriage Ban 11/07/2014

(Huntington, WV) – Although West Virginia’s Attorney General had already conceded that the state’s marriage ban was unconstitutional and marriages began last month, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia made it official today, ruling in favor of Lambda Legal’s plaintiffs and striking down the discriminatory marriage ban as mandated by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier ruling striking down a similar ban in Virginia.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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