Illinois Supreme Court: non-parents cannot pretend to be parents to obtain custody of children

Judge: Indiana lacks valid reason for ban on out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Judge grants request to force Indiana to recognize couple’s same-sex “marriage”

Federal lawsuit challenges Arizona marriage amendment

Indiana couples file federal lawsuit to recognize same-sex “marriage”

“Norfolk federal judge rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional” | WVEC

Virginia judge strikes down same-sex “marriage” ban | USA Today

“Advocates hail lightning speed momentum with same-sex marriage” | ABC

Nevada withdraws brief defending its marriage protection amendment

Harvard Law professor: “Legal lions Boies and Olson set back gay marriage”

    Noah Feldman at Bloomberg: “What there isn’t is room for Olson and Boies, two accomplished, intelligent and perfectly charming people who have lumbered into an extremely sensitive and complex area of legal activism in which they are, frankly, newcomers. Their Proposition 8 efforts substantiate this problem. Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit wrote an opinion in the Prop 8 case that was designed to avoid Supreme Court review — because he himself, a former colleague of Kennedy’s and the maestro of pushing the constitutional envelope, judged that the Supreme Court was not quite ready. When the case went before the Supreme Court anyway, Olson and Boies pushed the claim for universal gay rights instead of emphasizing Reinhardt’s narrow holding. They had to — because they were in it for the historic judgment, not to win a one-off case for their clients.”

  • Posted: 02/07/2014
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Judge: Most of suit challenging WV marriage protection amendment can proceed

VA emerging as key state in marriage fight

Utah case has no bearing on Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, Tulsa County says |

Lambda Legal urges federal court to redefine marriage in WV

“N.J. Senate pulls gay marriage bill”

“Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lawsuit Still Pending 9 Years Later” | Huffington Post

“Lambda Legal And ACLU Of Illinois Expedite Marriage For Same-sex Couples Facing Urgent Medical Circumstances”

You Haven’t Proved Your “Gay” – Immigration Judge Rules, Bd. of Appeals reverses

“Lambda Legal Sues After Cab Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple For Exchanging A Kiss”

Hearing on Virginia’s marriage challenge

IL: “Lambda Legal Sues After Cab Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple For Exchanging A Kiss”

Lambda Legal Appeals Nevada Marriage Lawsuit To Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

Advocates in contest to argue marriage redefinition at SCOTUS | BuzzFeed

Lambda Legal Urges Alaska Supreme Court To Allow Same-sex Couples Access To Survivor Benefits

NJ Supreme Court to hear marriage case

Lambda Legal suit challenges marriage in West Virginia

    Lambda Legal: In the lawsuit, Lambda Legal, joined by pro bono co-counsel from Tinney Law Firm and Jenner & Block, argues that West Virginia’s marriage ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children and sends a purposeful message that lesbians, gay men, and their children are second-class citizens who are undeserving of the legal sanction, respect, protections, and support that different-sex couples and their families are able to enjoy through marriage.
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  • Posted: 10/01/2013
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Prop 8 legal team joins case against Va. marriage

Court Dismisses Three Of Five Claims In Chicago Marriage Lawsuits

‘It’s a fairness issue’: A 9-year legal struggle involving LGBT rights might finally come to a conclusion | Okla. Gazette

SD: Small Grocery store ordered to pay $50K for transgender discrimination

Lambda Legal demands Texas National Guard recognize same sex relationships

MN Supreme Court dismisses charges for criminal tranmission of a sexual disease

“Lambda Legal Clients and Indian River Central School District Settle Antigay Harassment Lawsuit”

    Lambda Legal: Today, Lambda Legal and the Indian River Central School District announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Charles Pratt and his younger sister, Ashley Petranchuk. In their agreement, Lambda Legal’s clients and the District have achieved a resolution that involves, among other things, the District hiring a consultant to advise and make recommendations concerning the District’s anti-harassment training and policies.

  • Posted: 08/08/2013
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Judge hears challenge to Illinois marriage laws

Judge to Make Decision Next Month in Case Challenging Illinois’ Marriage Law

“NJ To File Defense Of Civil Unions Vs Gay Marriage”

Oklahoma couples sue for marriage equality | Democratic Underground

ACLU lawsuit challenges marriage in Virginia

New pleadings filed in same-sex marriage ban suit | Tulsa World

Texas: Man withdraws suit challenging marriage

Oklahoma marriage challenge drags on into ninth year


ACLU and Lambda Legal file three new marriage challenges: NC, PA, VA

“Gay Marriage Ruling Already In Use In Other Cases” | AP

“After Demise of DOMA, Lambda Legal Plans Swift Action in New Jersey”

SCOTUS DOMA ruling raises grave concerns: Roundup for U.S. v. Windsor

Illinois Proponents of Marriage Redefinition Gearing Up

AZ AG Horne agrees to Bisbee civil union changes

Judge rules against Christian innkeeper who refused to rent bedroom to lesbian couple | LifeSiteNews

Hawaii Court: Conscience Refusal of B&B To Rent To Lesbian Couple Violates Law

State Laws Could Muddle Same-Sex Marriage Benefits | NPR

Culminating this week: The legal showdown over same-sex marriage | The News-Herald

AZ legislature takes up “transgender” bathroom debate

Fla: Lambda Legal sues DeSoto Co. schools for prohibiting participation in Day of Silence

Oregon agrees to “transgender” transition coverage in state health care

“Appeal Vowed in Nevada Same-Sex Marriage Ruling”

“Couples from across Illinois Urge Passage of Marriage Fairness Law” | Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Supports Legislation to Ban Discrimination in Federal Jury Selection

    Lambda Legal: A diverse and representative jury is an essential component of a fair and impartial legal system. Unfortunately, many minority groups, including LGBT Americans, continue to face discrimination in the jury selection process. To address this injustice, Lambda Legal has endorsed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in federal jury service. A companion bill was also recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ).

  • Posted: 10/12/2012
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Lambda Legal Seeks Survivor Benefits for Alaska Shooting Victim’s Partner

Marriage Proposal: Court May Weigh Levels of Scrutiny for Same-Sex Couples | ABA Journal

Florida Supreme Court to hear lesbian in-vitro case in October

Report: Judge in Illinois marriage case “is a lesbian”

Fierce battle for marriage rages in Illinois

“Washington County, MD to Grant Health Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees Married Out of State”

“Illinois State’s Attorney’s Gay Marriage Support Part of an ‘Inside Job’”

IL: “Gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Cook County State’s Attorney motion says”

Illinois Rep. Reis Objects to AG’s Support of Lawsuit to Redefine Marriage

Florida Lesbian IVF Parental-Rights Case Draws Attention

“Illinois civil unions not equal to marriages, study finds”

Illinois AG Supports Suits Challenging Marriage Definition

Ill. ‘gays’ not content with civil unions

“Next Battleground: Two prominent gay activist groups sue for same-sex marriage rights in Illinois” | World Mag