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Lambda Legal Urges First Circuit to Reverse Ruling Dismissing Puerto Rico Marriage Case

(San Juan, PR, January 26, 2015) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling dismissing Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, the lawsuit seeking to end the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT couples.

Lambda Legal Issues Statement on the Nomination of Rev. Meeks as Chair of Illinois State Board of Education

(Chicago, IL, January 23, 2015) -- In response to Governor Rauner’s nomination of Reverend James Meeks as Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Youth and Schools Program Strategist for Lambda Legal, released the following statement:

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging Florida Rule Banning Personal Solicitation by Judicial Candidates

(New York, January 20, 2015) - The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, a First Amendment challenge to a Florida rule that helps keep courts impartial by prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.

Supreme Court Grants Review in Lambda Legal Marriage Case

Washington (January 16, 2015) – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it has granted review of all six marriage equality cases decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, including two Ohio cases litigated by Lambda Legal, the ACLU and Gerhardstein & Branch.

Supreme Court Will Hear Ohio Marriage Cases Brought by Lambda Legal, ACLU and Gerhardstein & Branch

(Cincinnati, OH, January 16, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the Ohio marriage lawsuits brought by Lambda Legal, the ACLU and Gerhardstein & Branch seeking to compel the State of Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples.

Fifth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Lambda Legal Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Louisiana

"Across the country courts have struck down discriminatory bans denying marriage to same-sex couples as the flawed arguments supporting those bans have crumbled. Today was no different and we trust the Fifth Circuit will see through the desperate arguments the State put forth.”

Chicago-based CNA Implements New Policy Supporting Employees’ Surviving Same-sex Spouses

Surviving spouses shouldn’t be penalized because they were excluded from marriage for most of their time together.

Georgia Federal Court Allows Lambda Legal Marriage Case to Proceed

(Atlanta, January 8, 2015 ) - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled today to allow Lambda Legal’s case challenging Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban to proceed.  The case was filed on behalf of four same-sex couples and the surviving spouse of a fifth couple -- Christopher Inniss and Shelton Stroman of Snellville, Rayshawn Chandler and Avery Chandler of Jonesboro, Michael Bishop and Shane Thomas of Atlanta, Beth and Krista Wurz of  Brunswick and Jennifer Sisson of Decatur.

Lambda Legal Joins Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Florida Judicial Conduct Code

(New York, December 24, 2014) – Today Lambda Legal and six other advocacy organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, a case challenging the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct that prohibits judicial candidates from personally requesting campaign contributions. The brief opposes the challenge brought by the petitioner, and argues that public confidence in the judiciary is core to our democracy and regulation of direct solicitation in judicial elections is essential to maintaining that confidence.

Lambda Legal Responds to Proposed Change in Blood Donation Policy with Call for Real Reform

(Washington, December 23, 2014) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it plans to move ahead with a recommendation to reduce the deferral period for blood donations from gay and bisexual men from the current lifetime ban to one year.

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