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Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case 06/13/2014

(Des Moines, IA, June 13, 2014) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

Criminal Justice | HIV
Victory! Indiana Federal Court Orders Immediate Recognition of Marriage for Terminally Ill Woman and Her Wife 04/10/2014

(Evansville, IN,April 10, 2014) — Today, a federal court in Indiana ordered the state to recognize immediately the marriage of a lesbian couple in Munster.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections
Victory! Fourth Circuit Rejects Attempt to Delay Marriage in South Carolina 11/18/2014

(Charleston, SC, November 18, 2014) - Today, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied the State of South Carolina’s motion to stay last week’s U.S.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Victory! Federal Judge Strikes Down Discriminatory South Carolina Marriage Ban 11/12/2014

“It is a shame it took another lawsuit to ensure that state officials respected the federal constitution, but the time is almost here for same-sex couples who want to marry to call the caterer!”

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections
Victory! Federal Court Strikes Down West Virginia Marriage Ban 11/07/2014

(Huntington, WV) – Although West Virginia’s Attorney General had already conceded that the state’s marriage ban was unconstitutional and marriages began last month, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia made it official today, ruling in favor of Lambda Legal’s plaintiffs and striking down the discriminatory marriage ban as mandated by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier ruling striking down a similar ban in Virginia.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections
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.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections

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