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Victory! Indiana Federal Court Again Orders Recognition of Marriage for Woman Fighting Cancer and Her Wife 05/08/2014

(Evansville, IN, May 8, 2014) — Today, a federal court in Indiana again ordered the state to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney. Lambda Legal won an emergency order for the couple in April which was set to expire on May 8 — today’s decision extends the requirement of the state to recognize their marriage throughout the court proceedings.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Judge Strikes Down Discriminatory Arizona Marriage Ban 10/17/2014

(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.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Court Rules Indiana’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 06/25/2014

(Evansville, IN, June 25, 2014) — Today, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that Indiana’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Court Declares Ohio Ban on Recognizing Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 04/14/2014

(Cincinnati, OH, April 14, 2014) — Today, in a strongly worded ruling, a federal court in Ohio declared Ohio’s ban on recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional in all respects.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Court Declares OH Ban on Recognizing Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 04/14/2014

(Cincinnati, OH,April 14, 2014) - Today, in a strongly worded ruling, a federal court in Ohio declared Ohio's ban on recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional in all respects.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Victory! Federal Appeals Court Lifts Stay To Protect Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney’s Marriage 07/01/2014

(Evansville, IN, July 1, 2014) — Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order compelling the State of Indiana to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney while the State appeals a decision issued last week by a federal district court in Baskin v. Bogan, striking down Indiana’s marriage ban as unconstitutional.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Court Grants Immediate Freedom to Marry to Illinois Same-sex Couples 02/21/2014

(Chicago, IL, February 21, 2014) — A federal court today ordered the Cook County Clerk’s office to provide marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, rather than require them to wait until June, the default implementation date for the marriage equality bill passed by the Illinois legislature last year.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! As Illinois Becomes 15th Marriage State Lambda Legal Celebrates 11/05/2013

(Springfield, IL, November 05, 2013) - With a vote of 61-54, today the Illinois House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a historic vote that sends the bill first to the Senate for a concurring vote and then to Governor Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it.

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
Victory in Maryland: High Court Rules for Challengers to Illegal Referendum Petition That Attempted to Overturn a Transgender Antidiscrimination Law 09/09/2008

(Annapolis, September 9, 2008) — In a one paragraph order issued today, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a challenge to a referendum that attempted to block a unanimously enacted transgender protection law.

Transgender Rights

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