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Patrick Bova and Jim Darby, lead plaintiffs in the Lambda Legal suit, entered into a civil union in 2011.

Judge issues stay of Illinois same-sex marriage lawsuit

Friday, November 8, 2013
CHICAGO -- A Cook County judge has issued a temporary stay of a lawsuit that challenged Illinois' ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. [ Read more → ]
ACLU VirginiaJoanne Harris and Jessi Duff

Hearing held in lawsuit challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether to certify as a class action a lawsuit challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
Nick Rhoades

Iowa man appeals conviction that he violated HIV transmission law

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A gay rights organization says it will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court the conviction of an Iowa man charged with violating the state's HIV transmission law. [ Read more → ]

Wis. Supreme Court hears challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Conservative attorneys are trying to persuade the Wisconsin Supreme Court to wipe out the state's domestic partner registry. [ Read more → ]

County clerk in W.Va. seeks delay in same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The clerk of West Virginia's biggest county says she needs more time to respond to a lawsuit over the state's ban on same-sex marriages and has asked a judge to postpone her Wednesday deadline. [ Read more → ]

New Jersey, neighboring Pennsylvania spotlight same-sex marriage efforts

Saturday, October 19, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania and New Jersey are on tracks that could lead to the Northeast being the first full region in the country to legalize same-sex marriage -- but the routes are hardly parallel and the horsepower anything but equal. [ Read more → ]

Lambda Legal appeals Nev. same-sex marriage ban to Ninth Circuit

Friday, October 18, 2013
Lambda Legal on Friday filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Patrick Bova and Jim Darby, lead plaintiffs in the Lambda Legal suit, entered into a civil union in 2011.

Lawyers fighting against Ill. same-sex marriage case want case dismissed

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
CHICAGO -- Lawyers fighting a lawsuit by 25 same-sex couples seeking the right to marry in Illinois are making a new push to have the case dismissed. [ Read more → ]
Lambda LegalPlaintiffs Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton with their son Drew.

Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit seeking marriage equality in W.Va.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A national gay rights organization is challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Cori McCreery

S.D. transgender woman wins settlement in wrongful termination suit

Monday, September 16, 2013
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female, has won a $50,000 settlement in her wrongful termination lawsuit. [ Read more → ]
Nick Rhoades

Man appeals sex offender conviction in HIV notification law

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa man with HIV sentenced to 25 years in prison for not telling a sex partner that he carried the virus appealed to the Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday. [ Read more → ]

Settlement announced in N.Y. school district anti-gay bias lawsuit

Friday, August 9, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. — A northern New York school district has agreed to a series of measures to combat bullying as part of a settlement of a former student's anti-gay bias lawsuit. [ Read more → ]
Patrick Bova and Jim Darby, lead plaintiffs in the Lambda Legal suit, entered into a civil union in 2011.

Judge to decide in Sept. on whether to dismiss challenge to Ill. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
CHICAGO — A judge in Cook County, Ill., won’t decide until late September on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
ACLU VirginiaChristy Berghoff and Victoria Kidd

Two lesbian couples file federal lawsuit challenging Va. gay marriage ban

Thursday, August 1, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — Two couples from the Shenandoah Valley filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. [ Read more → ]

Couples in Lambda Legal, ACLU suit seek ruling on Ill. gay marriage ban

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
CHICAGO -- Twenty-five couples who filed a lawsuit challenging Illinois' ban on gay marriage asked a judge on Wednesday to rule quickly in their favor, saying a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples creates a new urgency in the state. [ Read more → ]

Lambda Legal, ACLU to seek ‘swift ruling’ in challenge to Ill. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
CHICAGO -- Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois said Tuesday they plan to file a motion for summary judgment, asking for a swift ruling in an ongoing lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. [ Read more → ]

ACLU, Lambda Legal to file federal challenge to Va. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — The ACLU of Virginia says it will file a federal lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
Amber Hatcher

Florida teen files suit against school for blocking participation in ‘Day of Silence’

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
An openly lesbian Florida teen has filed a lawsuit against her high school for being punished for participating in last year's "Day of Silence," an annual anti-bullying observance in support of LGBT students. [ Read more → ]

Judge refuses to delay lawsuit over Illinois’ same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
CHICAGO -- A judge in Cook County, Ill., on Wednesday denied a request to delay action on a lawsuit seeking to overturn Illinois' ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Lambda Legal urges federal appeals court to uphold ban on reparative therapy

Friday, February 8, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lambda Legal has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, urging the court to uphold the California law known as SB 1172 that prohibits mental health providers from performing controversial “gay-to-straight” conversion therapy on LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama delivers his Inaugural address at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Obama's emphatic gay-rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and exhortations as to what steps should be taken next. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gay rights activists laud Obama’s inaugural address, now want action

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
President Barack Obama's emphatic gay rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and exhortations as to what steps should be taken next. [ Read more → ]
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signs petition supporting marriage equality

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel has signed the "ILove Marriage" petition, pledging his support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to an announcement by Lambda Legal. "Mayor Emanuel has been on the forefront in advocating for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in... [ Read more → ]
Jessica and Jenny Buntemeyervia: Lambda Legal

Iowa judge: Lesbian couple should receive accurate death certificate for stillborn child

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa court has ordered the state's Department of Public Health to give a married lesbian couple an accurate death certificate for their son, Brayden, who was stillborn in October 2011. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay marriage group asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Nevada case ahead of appeal

Thursday, December 6, 2012
An anti-gay marriage group defending Nevada's ban same-sex marriage has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case directly from the federal district court in Reno without waiting for a ruling on the case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. [ Read more → ]
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