Tag Archives: Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Recaps Prop 8

Lambda Legal president Jon Davidson has issued an explanation of what might happen when the Supreme Court decides whether or not to rule on Proposition 8. The Perry case is set for consideration at the justices’ conference on September 24, and the Court could announce as early as September 25 whether it is hearing the case. However, it is possible …

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ILLINOIS: Hate Group Petitions To Defend Cook County Marriage Equality Suits

The Illinois Family Association, former home of Peter LaBarbera, has petitioned the Cook County Circuit Court in a bid to be added as a defender against two marriage equality suits filed earlier this year by the ACLU and Lambda Legal. The Thomas More Society, which has already been granted standing to defend against both suits, issued this press release today: …

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ILLINOIS: Downstate County Clerks Win Right To Intervene In Marriage Cases

Two downstate Illinois county clerks have won the right to defend Cook County in the two marriage equality cases brought by Lambda Legal and the ACLU, both of whom did not object to the clerks having standing to intervene. The Cook County state’s attorney, the Illinois Attorney General, and Gov. Pat Quinn all said that they would not defend against …

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ILLINOIS: Two County Clerks File Motions To Defend Against Marriage Equality Suits

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan have said they want no part in defending against two lawsuits that demand marriage equality. So with the backing of an anti-gay group, two downstate county clerks have filed to intervene on behalf of Cook County, where the suits were filed. The request to intervene in the lawsuits was quietly filed …

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LGBT Groups React To SCOTUS Ruling

Human Rights Campaign The Supreme Court’s decision means millions of Americans – including many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families – will be better served by our nation’s healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act addresses a number of the barriers LGBT people face in obtaining health insurance, from financial barriers to obtaining affordable coverage to discrimination by …

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Lambda Legal Files Suit On Behalf Of Man Convicted Of Exposing Sex Partner To HIV

Lambda Legal has filed an appeal on behalf of a gay man originally sentenced to 25 years in prison for exposing a sex partner to HIV. The sentence was later reduced to five years of probation. The men used a condom during their one encounter and there was no transmission of HIV. Via press release: “The law only applies to …

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NEW YORK: Restaurant Pays $25K To Customer After Anti-Gay Attack

Lambda Legal reports a positive resolution in the case of a Queens restaurant patron who was attacked by the manager in an anti-gay assault. Via press release: “I was attacked and threatened by people yelling terrible anti-LGBT slurs, throwing things at me and threatening to sexually assault me,” said Lambda Legal client Liza Friedlander.”On that day, I felt helpless, humiliated …

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ILLINOIS: It’s Just Time

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ILLINOIS: Lambda Legal & ACLU To File Suit Demanding Equal Marriage

Lambda Legal and the ACLU will today file a joint lawsuit demanding full marriage equality for the citizens of Illinois. A total of 25 couples from across the state are plaintiffs in the two lawsuits. Each couple tried to get a marriage license from the Cook County clerk’s office in May and was denied based on the Illinois Marriage and …

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NEVADA: Lambda Legal Sues For Marriage

Working on behalf of eight couples, Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit demanding marriage equality in the state of Nevada. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly: The lawsuit, Sevcik v. Sandoval, marks the first time that Lambda Legal has sought equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in federal court, although a staff attorney with the group, Tara …

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FLASHBACK: Lawrence V. Texas

Just out from Lambda Legal: In 1998, on a September night in Houston, police stormed into John Lawrence’s home and arrested him and Tyron Garner for violating Texas’ “homosexual conduct” law. “Overruled!” highlights their story and the courtroom drama behind Lawrence v. Texas — the case that led the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down all remaining state sodomy laws …

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2012

Who’s up for an evening of handsome hotties in the name of several very good causes? On March 26th, Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2012 brings together fashion’s most fabulous for a dazzling evening of cocktails, a silent auction, and haute couture on the runway. Join the leading International Fashion and Luxury companies as they come together with New York City’s charitable …

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules
Section 3 Of DOMA Unconstitutional

Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly: Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued its order finding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act — the federal definition of marriage — is unconstitutional in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management, Karen Golinski’s challenge to the denial of her request for equal health insurance benefits …

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New Jersey Marriage Reactions

Lambda Legal Today New Jersey’s General Assembly rose above the political fray and did right by New Jersey’s families. Governor Christie should follow their lead – but if he doesn’t, legislators should continue to stand for equality and override his veto. Marriage equality in New Jersey is a matter of when – not if. New Jersey should choose to join …

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Washington Marriage Reactions

Washington United “We thank Gov. Gregoire for her tremendous leadership in passing this landmark legislation,” said Lacey All, Chair of Washington United for Marriage. “From her moving remarks endorsing the legislation to her unwavering courage and commitment throughout the legislative process, the Governor has been a key ally in forming the bipartisan coalition that passed this bill. Without her years …

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Shit Homophobic People Say

I’m lifting my boycott of these clips for Lambda Legal.

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Canada: We Take It Back

After worldwide outrage poured into Ottawa, the Canadian federal government is backtracking on the invalidity of gay marriages by foreign visitors. Things aren’t quite settled, however. The federal government will consider changing the law to ensure non-residents married in Canada can obtain divorces, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday afternoon. Wading into a controversy that has quickly blown into an …

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Lambda Legal Joins With Hawaii Civil Rights Commission For Lawsuit

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Prop 8 Hearing Reactions

Lambda Legal “The Court raked the lawyer for Prop 8’s proponents over the coals for their argument that gay judges alone have special obligations to prove their impartiality that no other judge must bear. From the start, this motion was an offensive ploy by the proponents of Prop 8 to distract attention from the unconstitutionality of Prop 8 and the …

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NEW JERSEY: Superior Court Judge Allows Marriage Equality Lawsuit To Proceed

A New Jersey Superior Court judge today granted permission for Lambda Legal to proceed with its marriage equality lawsuit on behalf of Garden State Equality and seven same-sex couples. Via press release: “We are delighted that the New Jersey Superior Court will allow this case to continue and permit us to demonstrate how the legislature’s crafting of a status other …

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