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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
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
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
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 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 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 Court of Appeals Upholds Vermont Court Order in Lesbian Mom Custody Dispute: Lambda Legal Hails Victory 11/28/2006

(Richmond, VA, November 28, 2006) — Today, 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
Virginia Attorney General Finds State Marriage Ban Unconstitutional 01/23/2014

The Virginia attorney general will announce today that his office has concluded Virginia’s bans on marriages for same-sex couples are unconstitutional, and he will no longer defend legal challenges to the bans now pending in federal court.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Village of Westmont To Pay $125,000, Enact Broad Policy Changes To Settle HIV Discrimination Case 05/29/2003

(Chicago, Thursday, May 29, 2003) - The Village of Westmont will pay $125,000 to a man who was denied a job in the police department, settling a lawsuit against the town for HIV discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today.

Victory! Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Domestic Partnership Registry in Lambda Legal Case 07/31/2014

(Madison, WI, July 31, 2014) - Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s domestic partnership registry as constitutional, bringing a joyful end to a long legal battle by Lambda Legal on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five intervening defendant couples.

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

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