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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.

  • Overcoming Health Care Discrimination

    Ambulance workers jeered at and refused to treat Tyra Hunter, a transgender woman seriously injured in a car accident outside Washington, DC who later died from her wounds. The same kind of hate-fueled medical negligence killed Robert Eads, a transgender man with ovarian cancer whom 20 separate doctors wouldn’t treat; one said the diagnosis should make Eads “deal with the fact that he is not a real man.”

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  • 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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  • Resources for LGBTQ Youth

  • Identity Documents

    Carrying identification that reflects your genuine, real-world self is basic— whether you’re transgender or not. Th at’s what ID’s are for. So imagine if every time you tried to travel, open a bank account or start a new job, someone harassed you about your ID. Is it fake? Are you pretending to be someone you’re not?

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  • Transgender People and Marriage Laws

    It may seem obvious that the government has no business weighing in on your gender when it comes to whom you marry. Yet LGBT people continue to endure interference at the state and federal levels when it comes to respect for their relationships.

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  • Fighting Anti-Trans Violence

    Violence is a plague in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people, with hate-motivated beatings and murders very common, often involving extra cruelty. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 44% of reported hate murders in 2010 were committed against transgender women.

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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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