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Sixth Circuit Hears Arguments in Six Cases Seeking Recognition of Marriage and Adoption for Same-Sex Couples 08/06/2014

(Cincinnati, OH, August 6, 2014) — Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking to compel the State of Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples and issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the Ohio-born children of married same-sex couples.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Discriminate Against Gay Customers, Lambda Legal Tells Court 08/04/2014

(Honolulu, HI, August 4, 2014) – Lambda Legal and the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission today urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawai`i to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate Hawai`i’s antidiscrimination law, by invoking the business owner’s religious beliefs as a defense.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Calls on Congress to Do the Right Thing and Reject Flawed, Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Reform 08/01/2014

(Washington, DC – August 1, 2014) – Lambda Legal called on members of Congress to turn away from the fatally flawed, piecemeal approach to immigration reform of bills like H.R. 5230, widely criticized for purporting to promote border security instead of addressing the humanitarian needs of immigrant youth on the border.

Immigration and Asylum | Proyecto Igualdad
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
Nevada Revises Foster Care Regulations to Remove Automatic Exclusion of People Living with HIV 07/31/2014

(Las Vegas, NV - July 31, 2014) - In response to an appeal from Lambda Legal, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has revised its regulations concerning licensing prospective foster parents to remove a requirement that foster parents be free of a list of communicable diseases that included HIV.

HIV | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Urges Court to End Delay on Marriages in West Virginia 07/30/2014

(Huntington, WV, July 30, 2014) - Following Monday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, Lambda Legal today filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to lift a stay it had entered pending the Fourth Circuit’s decision and enter judgment in Lambda Legal’s case on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in West Virginia.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Urges Seventh Circuit to Grant Marriage for All Hoosiers 07/29/2014

(Chicago, IL, July 29th, 2014) - Today, Lambda Legal filed its appellate brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to strike down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Illinois' Advocates Hail Great First Step to End Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals in Health Insurance Coverage 07/29/2014

CHICAGO — Several Illinois-based advocacy groups joined together today to praise the Illinois Department of Insurance for taking a crucial first step in addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 07/28/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Criminal Justice | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Alaska Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Partners Access to Survivor Benefits 07/25/2014

(Anchorage, AK, July 25, 2014) – The Alaska Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that the same-sex partner of a person killed on the job should have access to the protection of Alaska’s workers’ compensation law.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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