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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 [...]

Sun Taxi IL

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 [...]

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NEW REPORT  |  More than 25% live in Georgia, New York, North Carolina, and Maryland LOS ANGELES— An estimated 1,018,700 (3.7 percent) of African-American adults consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and 34 percent of African-American same-sex couples are raising children, according to a new report released by UCLA Williams Institute Scholars Angeliki Kastanis, [...]

wamarriage

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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Finally Justice for Jennifer and Ellyn as Federal Court Rules That Widow Is Entitled to Survivor Benefits From Deceased Wife’s Employer Plan | Court Holds That Supreme Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Requires Payment of Death Benefits to Surviving Spouse Philadelphia— On July 29, Judge C. Darnell Jones II of the United States District Court [...]

Minneapolis

63 same-sex couples marrying on the first day it is legal to do so in Minnesota and generous City comes through with flowers to music, photography to wedding cake, and everything in between, Minneapolis steps up to donate to city’s first legal same-sex weddings   July 31, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and [...]

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Calling all who want the right to marry in their home State of FLORIDA, and what a great marriage destination that would be   After consulting with state and national legal experts on the scope of the Supreme Court decision and the impact it may have for state constitutional bans, Equality Florida is reaching out to potential [...]

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