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.
“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.”
(Washington D.C., October 22, 2014)— Today Lambda Legal filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they live in states that discriminate against their marriages violates the U.S. Constitution.
(Phoenix, AZ, October 17, 2014) - U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick today struck down Arizona’s discriminatory marriage ban, paving the way for same-sex couples across the state to apply for marriage licenses or to have their legal out-of-state marriages respected.
(New Orleans, La, -- October 17, 2014) – Lambda Legal today urged the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse last month’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban.
(Charleston, SC, October 15, 2014) — Today Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry.
(Huntington, WV, October 9, 2014) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey today agreed to end the state’s defense of WV’s discriminatory marriage ban in Lambda Legal’s marriage case one day after the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia lifted its stay on the case, McGee v. Cole. et. al.
(Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2014) – The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, the organization that had been defending Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban, today withdrew its motions before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to prevent the Ninth Circuit’s Tuesday ruling striking down the marriage ban from going into effect.