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Know the laws in your state that protect LBGT people and people living with HIV.
  • Resources for LGBTQ Youth

  • 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Binational Same-Sex Couples

    Binational same-sex couples are now recognized for purposes of delaying or suspending removal and deportation proceedings. Lambda Legal answers your questions about this new development.

  • Immigration Protection for Undocumented Immigrant Youth

    FAQ for undocumented immigrant LGBTQ and HIV-affected youth on how to apply for immigration protection under the new program known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA).

  • Why Federal Courts Matter to the LGBT Community

    Federal courts play a crucial role in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and those with HIV. Across the country, federal courts are deciding cases involving access to health care, employment protections, safety in schools, the freedom to marry, parenting rights, and family protections for same-sex couples.

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  • Plaintiffs in Sevcik v. Sandoval

    Meet Beverly and Mary, Antioco and Theodore, Karen and Karen, Fletcher and Greg, Mikyla and Katrina, Adele anf Tara, Caren and Farrell, and Megan and Sara

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  • Delaware Civil Union Law

    The Delaware Civil Union and Equality Act passed the state legislature in April 2011 and was signed by the Governor in May 2011. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the new civil union law and what it means for Delawareans.

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  • Lambda Legal's State of the Law 2011

    From the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the passage of marriage equality in New York, 2011 was another momentous year of progress for LGBT rights and the rights of people with HIV. Here are the biggest events in the state of the law in 2011, according to Lambda Legal—as well as a tipsheet for what to watch for in 2012.

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  • Lambda Legal Year in Review 2011

    From coast to coast, Lambda Legal fought and won many key victories for LGBT people, people living with HIV, and their families.

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