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October 26, 2014   Join us on:  Facebook.  Twitter.  YouTube
Illinois Marriage Update
 
Illinois same-sex couples received a special Valentine’s Day gift when the State Senate passed a marriage bill. The measure now goes before the House of Representatives.

Lambda Legal was featured in the news coverage, and an editorial in the Chicago Tribune supported the freedom to marry. Meanwhile, Lambda Legal’s Illinois marriage lawsuit moves forward.

Keep track of the latest developments, and join Mayor Emanuel in signing our pledge in support of the freedom to marry in Illinois!
 

Featured Stories

Victory for Grieving Iowa Moms
Jenny and Jessica Buntemeyer have received an accurate death certificate for their stillborn son. Lambda Legal had sued the Iowa Health Department after it issued them a certificate with Jenny’s name erased.

Lambda Legal Urges Court to Uphold Ban on “Ex-Gay” Therapy
The California law prohibits state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change the sexual orientation of minors.

Ask Lambda Legal
Q: I live in Illinois and have been eagerly waiting to see if we become the next state to win marriage. I was reading about an issue with religious exemptions. Can you tell me what that means? Read the answer »

More Judicial Nominees Face Senate Obstruction
The President has named a record number of gay judges, but Senate obstruction has led to a judicial vacancy crisis.

Why Immigration Reform Is an LGBT Issue
“LGBT and HIV equality is at the heart of immigration reform,” writes Staff Attorney Iván Espinoza-Madrigal. He adds, “Any plan that is not inclusive of LGBT couples and families threatens to weaken, undermine, and divide us.”

A Doubly Trying Tax Season
For same-sex couples across the United States, an offshoot of being married is a dizzying set of complications in computing taxes.

Unity Equals Power for LGBT Latinos
At this year’s Creating Change—the nation’s largest LGBT conference—Lambda Legal helped organize the first convening about LGBT activism in Latino communities. It gave intern Luis Román the chance to explore the untold history of LGBT Latino activism.

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Events

Love Lounge
3/3/13, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Bugatta, 7174 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
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Spring Theatre Event: Kinky Boots
3/13/13, 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Etcetera Etcetera, 352 W. 44th St., New York City
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Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale
3/24/13, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Rd.
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Jeffrey Fashion Cares
4/2/13, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
The Intrepid, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & W. 46th St., New York City
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Bon Foster Celebration
4/24/13, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
The Art Institute of Chicago (Modern Wing), 159 E. Monroe St., Chicago
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San Francisco Soiree
4/26/13, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
La Terra, 511 Harrison St.
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Liberty Awards National Dinner
5/6/13, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St & Hudson River, New York City
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For a complete list of Lambda Legal events, click here »

Feature Video

Why Marriage Matters
Watch Michelle and Michelle, plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's Illinois marriage lawsuit, and their daughter Rose discuss the Illinois marriage bill. Watch now!


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