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After Demise of DOMA, Lambda Legal Plans Swift Action in New Jersey for Marriage Equality 06/26/2013

(Trenton, June 26, 2013) — Today after the Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section 3 of the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal released the following statement from Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director of Lambda Legal and lead attorney in the New Jersey marriage equality lawsuit.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
In Historic Rulings, Court Rejects Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples 06/26/2013

(Washington, June 26, 2013) - In two profoundly important rulings today, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the federal, so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, and also found that the proponents of California's discriminatory Proposition 8 lacked legal standing to appeal a lower court ruling striking down the amendment.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal and Equality Delaware Issue FAQ About Marriage for Delaware Same-Sex Couples 06/25/2013

(Wilmington, June 25, 2013) — With Delaware's marriage law soon to take effect, Lambda Legal and Equality Delaware have released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide for same-sex couples in Delaware who are considering getting married or have civil unions.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race in College Admissions; Lambda Legal Relieved 06/24/2013

(New York, June 24, 2013) - Today, the Supreme Court upheld the use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions, while remanding the University of Texas at Austin (UT) case back to the lower courts to determine if UT's admissions process meets the demanding constitutional standard for use of race as a consideration.

Immigration Court Rules in Favor of HIV-Positive Man Facing Deportation after Solicitation Conviction 06/05/2013

(Los Angeles, June 5, 2013) - The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has vacated an Immigration Judge's ruling ordering the deportation of an HIV-positive immigrant convicted of solicitation for oral sex.

HIV | Immigration and Asylum
Thirty-Five LGBT and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS 06/03/2013

Washington, DC – As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV.

Illinois House of Representatives Fails to Vote On Marriage Bill 05/31/2013

(Springfield, IL, May 31, 2013) -  At the close of the legislative session the Illinois House of Representatives did not call for a floor vote or advance the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, the bill that would grant same-sex couples in Illinois the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA 05/22/2013

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Immigration and Asylum
Lambda Legal Applauds Minnesota in Granting Same-Sex Couples the Freedom to Marry 05/13/2013

(Chicago, IL, May 13, 2013) – In response to the passage of a bill granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry in Minnesota, Jennifer Pizer, Senior Counsel and Law & Policy Project Director for Lambda Legal, who worked with Minnesota advocates on the substance of the marriage bill, released the following statement:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Honors Eric Webber at 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards 05/10/2013

(Los Angeles – May 10, 2013) –Lambda Legal announced today that it will honor Eric Webber, immediate past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), at its 21st Annual West Coast Liberty Awards.  Webber is being recognized for his tireless advocacy for LGBT individuals in the legal profession that began 30 years ago when he was a law student at the