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Lambda Legal Celebrates New Era of Equality in Illinois Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed SB10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, allowing same-sex couples in Illinois to apply for marriage licenses starting June 1, 2014. In response to the historic signing, Jim Bennett, Regional Director Midwest Regional Office for Lambda Legal, issued the [...]

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  GAY U.S.A. the Movie, with Kristina Lapinski, the ‘lesbian filmmaker,’ famed amongst other antics, for tackling Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, at a Tea Party Debate, has released this magnificent video, poised to go viral, capturing a series of extraordinary historic seconds of love, across America, while delivering its imperative message. If it makes [...]

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Hawaii becomes next state to legalize same-sex marriage I was right!  I predicted Hawaii next and I lost my bet when Illinois seemed to beat out Hawaii . However now it seems Hawaii became the 15th state to allow same-sex couples to marry after the state Senate on Tuesday sent legislation to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s [...]

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Today, NCLR, along with our Idaho co-counsel Deborah A. Ferguson and Craig Durham filed a federal lawsuit in Boise on behalf of four same-sex couples challenging Idaho’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and refuse to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. The couples include university instructors, a [...]

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“Same-sex couples and their children can celebrate a new era of equality in the Land of Lincoln.  With the 5th most populous state in the union embracing the freedom to marry, we have moved much closer to bringing equality to all Americans.” (Springfield, IL, November 5, 2013) –  With a vote of 61-54, today the [...]

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Last week, NCLR filed a groundbreaking new federal lawsuit on behalf of four married same-sex couples in Tennessee, challenging Tennessee’s discriminatory laws that refuse to honor and respect their marriages. All of the couples in this case married when they lived in other states. When they moved to Tennessee, the state treated them as legal strangers, [...]

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Some LGBT organizations are urging gay America to contact representatives in Congress for a vote on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA in its current form contains onerous religious exemptions, which, as currently worded, is nothing more than a license to discriminate against people in employment, based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The law [...]

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Lambda Legal Sues After Cab Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Exchanging a Kiss “What happened to Steven and Matthew was not only hurtful and unlawful, it illustrates exactly why Illinois’ citizens need the state’s long-standing Human Rights Act to protect them against dangerous situations like this.” (Chicago, IL, October 28, 2013) – Today, Lambda [...]

-Benjamin Kaufman- About- Co-founder of NARTH- The National Association for the Research & Treatment of Homosexuals Interviewed- Sacramento, CA

Equality on Trial talks about the news on conversion or reparative therapy and two LGBT Legal Cases The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on two cases involving California’s law banning so-called LGBT ‘conversion therapy’. The appeals court has reversed a grant of a preliminary injunction in one challenge, and it has affirmed denial [...]


All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes Treasury, IRS interpretation of DOMA decision ensures federal tax benefits and protections for all married same-sex couples WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a ruling that will ensure all legally-married same-sex couples, regardless of [...]

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