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Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Supreme Court to Review Ohio Marriage Cases

“We have reached a tipping point, and the lives of thousands of same-sex spouses and their families hang in the balance.”

Victory! Federal Judge Strikes Down Discriminatory South Carolina Marriage Ban

“It is a shame it took another lawsuit to ensure that state officials respected the federal constitution, but the time is almost here for same-sex couples who want to marry to call the caterer!”

Victory! Federal Court Strikes Down West Virginia Marriage Ban

(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.

Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Gay Chicago Widower

(Chicago, IL, November 6, 2014) — Today, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Dave Williams, a widower, formerly of Arkansas, now a Chicagoan, who was denied spousal benefits after the death of his husband, Carl Allen.

Sixth Circuit Upholds Discriminatory Bans on Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples in Four States

Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld as constitutional bans on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, becoming the first federal circuit court after the Supreme Court’s watershed 2013 Windsor ruling to uphold such bans and departing from recent decisions from the 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuits.

Lambda Legal Appeals Ruling That Upheld Puerto Rico’s Discriminatory Marriage Ban

(San Juan, PR, October 28, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a notice of appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, after the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico dismissed the lawsuit seeking to end the Commonwealth’s discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT couples.

The Time is Now to Allow South Carolina Same-Sex Couples to Marry, Lambda Legal And SC Equality Urge Court

(Charleston, SC, October 23, 2014) — Late yesterday Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and for summary judgment asking the U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to rule swiftly and strike down South Carolina’s discriminatory ban denying same-sex couples in the state the freedom to marry.

Lambda Legal Sues Texas Prison System on Behalf of Transgender Woman over Persistent Sexual Abuse and Violence

Houston, TX - Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Passion Star, a transgender woman currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), arguing that TCDJ officials have displayed deliberate indifference to threats of sexual assault and violence against Ms. Star in TDCJ’s male facilities.

Lambda Legal to Appeal Aberrant District Court Ruling Dismissing Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Puerto Rico

“The court’s ruling is at odds with the recent decisions finding marriage bans unconstitutional and perpetuates the discrimination and harm done to same-sex Puerto Rican couples and their families.”

Lambda Legal a apelar fallo aberrante de la Corte de Distrito desestimando demanda buscando matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo en Puerto Rico

El fallo del tribunal esta en directo conflicto con las recientes decisiones encontrando que prohibiciones al matrimonio similares a la de Puerto Rico son inconstitucional y perpetúa la discriminación y el daño causado a las parejas del mismo sexo puertorriqueñas y sus familias.