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  • Illinois Marriage Law: Frequently Asked Questions

    The Illinois legislature passed the “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Marriage Fairness Act.” Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the new marriage law and about the recent court decision ordering the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue marriage licenses.

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  • Hawai'i Marriage Law

    Answers to frequently asked questions about the new law and what it means for same-sex couples who live and work in, or visit, Hawai'i.

  • New Jersey Marriage Law

    On October 21, 2013, Lambda Legal’s case to bring marriage equality to New Jersey concluded in a final, resounding victory: After the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously refused to postpone our trial court win in Garden State Equality v. Dow that ordered marriage without discrimination based on sexual orientation, the government abandoned its appeal! Marriages began across the state at 12:01 a.m., and with so many thousands of couples newly able to wed, Lambda Legal has created and updated our answers to frequently asked questions about the effect of our win and what it means for people in New Jersey.

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  • Take the Power: Are You Prepared?

    What kind of long-range vision do you have for your future and that of your loved ones? Have you taken the necessary legal and financial planning measures to protect that vision? Answer the following life planning questions to find out how prepared you really are—or what life planning issues you need to start thinking about now.

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  • Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in California

    Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry, same-sex couples in California will very soon have the freedom to marry once again. Prop 8, the California constitutional amendment that stripped same-sex couples of the freedom to marry, will soon be off the books and unenforceable.

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  • Delaware Marriage Law

    The Delaware Civil Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom Act of 20131 (“Marriage Act”) passed the state legislature and was signed by the Governor on May 7, 2013. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2013. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the new marriage equality law and what it means for people who live and work in, or visit, Delaware.

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  • State Laws and Constitutional Amendments Targeting Same-Sex Relationships

    Alabama Constitutional Law: AL CONST 2005-35 (Approved 2006) (a) This amendment shall be known and may be cited as the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.

  • Impact Magazine Winter 2013

    "Impact Magazine Winter 2013" cover

    When DOMA and Prop 8 are struck down, we at Lambda Legal will celebrate this huge victory and important step forward. But as we enter our fifth decade of fighting for equality, we know that our work is far from over.

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  • Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Washington State

    Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses on December 6, 2012. Washington law requires all couples to wait three days after getting a marriage license before they can hold a marriage ceremony

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  • Top 10 Things You Should Know About DOMA and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Before the end of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely consider whether or not to hear one or more cases challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Here are a few key things to know while we wait for that announcement.

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