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July 30, 2014   Join us on:  Facebook.  Twitter.  YouTube
Marriage at the Supreme Court
 
Powerful arguments for equality and justice filled the chamber in our nation’s highest court last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Visit our marriage page for a one-stop-shop about what happened at the Supreme Court last week and for updates in the coming months.

 

 

Featured Stories

Prop 8 at the Supreme Court, Explained
“Sitting in the Supreme Court this morning for the Prop 8 argument alongside my Lambda Legal colleagues Jenny Pizer and Camilla Taylor, I was struck by the changed world in which we now live,” writes Legal Director Jon W. Davidson.

DOMA at the Supreme Court, Explained
“It seemed that a majority of the Court is ready to hold Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional,” writes Legal Director Jon W. Davidson, “and end its requirement that the federal government treat all legally married same-sex couples as if they were single.”

Audio Recap: Prop 8 and DOMA at the Supreme Court
Listen to Lambda Legal’s two teleconferences with in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court Prop 8 and DOMA arguments.

From Sex to Marriage: How We Got From Lawrence v. Texas to the Cases Against DOMA and Prop 8
Our latest blog series, “From Sex to Marriage: How We Got From Lawrence v. Texas to the Cases Against DOMA and Prop 8,” features guest posts by experts and current and former Lambda Legal staff, including Jon W. Davidson, Susan Sommer, Paul M. Smith, Hector Vargas, Roger Poindexter, Ruth Harlow, and Mitchell Katine.

Lambda Legal Sues School for Violating Student Free Speech Rights
We filed a federal lawsuit against a Florida high school on behalf of a lesbian student who was punished for participating in an annual anti-bullying observance. Read More »

Lambda Legal Urges Puerto Rico Supreme Court to Overturn Second-Parent Adoption Ban
We filed a brief urging Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court to grant second-parent adoption to lesbian and gay parents. Read More »

Celebrating Transgender Visibility
We celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility, and those who have worked to make the transgender community more visible.

Colorado Passes Civil Union Bill
“Another state has taken an important step forward in recognizing and protecting same-sex couples and their families,” said Jennifer Pizer, Lambda Legal's Law and Policy Project Director. The civil union law will go into effect on May 1, 2013.

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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, New York
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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, Illinois
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Supper Club at Mercato with Lambda Legal
4/9/13, 6:30 - 11:00 pm
Mercato di Vetro, 9077 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California
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Lambda Legal in the Desert
4/14/13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TBD, Los Angeles, California
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Marriage: A Briefing The Fight for Equality at the Supreme Court
4/18/13, 6:30 pm
Center on Halsted Hoover-Leppen Theater, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois
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Lambda Legal in Arizona
4/18/13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Home of NLC Member Larry Trachtenberg, Phoenix, Arizona
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Women’s Wine Down
4/21/13, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Bottle Rock, 3847 Main Street, Culver City, California
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Philadelphia LGBT Mixer
4/26/13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Vault Bar at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 1426-28 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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San Francisco Soiree
4/26/13, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
La Terra, 511 Harrison St., San Francisco, California
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Luck Be a Lady: Dallas Women’s Casino Night
4/27/13, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
The Home of Faye Briggs, Dallas, Texas
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Millennials for Justice
5/2/13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street, New York City, New York
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Feature Video

DOMA and Prop 8 Marriage Cases at the Supreme Court
Watch Camilla Taylor, Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director, on Up With Chris Hayes, discussing the marriage cases before the Supreme Court. Watch now!


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