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Jennifer Pizer Returns to Lambda Legal to Spearhead Law & Public Policy Project 11/01/2012

(Los Angeles, November 1, 2012) – Lambda Legal announced today that attorney Jennifer C. (Jenny) Pizer has rejoined the organization as Senior Counsel and Director of the organization’s new Law & Public Policy Project.

Lambda Legal Applauds Dallas County Move to Provide Domestic Partner Benefits 10/30/2012

(Dallas, October 30, 2012) – The Dallas County Commissioners Court today voted to provide health benefits to the domestic partners of County employees through a voucher program to subsidize the purchase of private insurance.  Lambda Legal South Central Regional Director Roger Poindexter issued the following statement after today’s vote:

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Host of LGBT Rights Cases Nov. 20 10/29/2012

(Washington – October 29, 2012) -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will consider at its conference on November 20 whether to grant review in several LGBT rights cases now before the Court.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Elects Dallas Attorney to Board of Directors 10/23/2012

(Dallas, October 23, 2012) – Lambda Legal announced the election of two new leaders to serve on its Board of Directors, including Tracey Guyot-Wallace of Dallas, a partner in the law firm of Jackson Walker, LLP. Joining the Board as well is John Richards, an associate in the Washington, DC, law firm of Morgan Lewis.

Lambda Legal Elects D.C. Attorney John R. Richards To Board of Directors 10/23/2012

(Chicago, October 23, 2012) – Lambda Legal today announced that John Richards, a Washington D.C.- based attorney who is an associate at the law firm Morgan Lewis has been elected to its Board of Directors. Also joining the board is Tracey R. Wallace of Dallas, a partner in the Dallas-based law firm of Jackson Walker, LLP.

Lambda Legal Applauds as Yet Another Federal Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional 10/18/2012

(New York, October 18, 2012)—Today the federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court ruling finding Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Susan Sommer, the Director of Constitutional Litigation:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Launches First-of-Its-Kind Mobile Resource for LGBTQ Youth 10/17/2012

(New York, October 17, 2012)—Today, Lambda Legal announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind online and mobile resource for LGBTQ youth.

Adoption and Parenting | Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester County Police 10/11/2012

***Special Note to Media: See Below***

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Antigay Group's Effort to Join Lambda Legal Marriage Case 09/27/2012

(Chicago, IL, September 27, 2012)—Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division heard oral arguments in a motion to intervene by the Illinois Family Institute in Darby v. Orr, Lambda Legal's case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois. The Court decided to continue the motion pending similar requests from two Illinois churches.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Seeks Survivor Benefits for Lesbian Partner of Shooting Victim in Alaska 09/24/2012

(Anchorage, AK, September 24, 2012) - Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge today on behalf of Deborah Harris, whose same-sex partner, Kerry Fadely, was shot and killed one year ago by a disgruntled former employee whom Fadely had fired.  Under Alaska's workers' compensation law, the spouse of a person who dies from a work-related injury is eligible to receive survivor benefits, but same-sex co

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships