LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (EJS board member Kate Kendell is NLCR’s executive director), Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, GLAD and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a statement today objecting to the Obama administration’s recent filing in support of the a law that discriminates against LGBT. (San Francisco, CA,Continue reading “LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA”

By upholding Prop 8, the Court has diminished its legacy as a champion of equality

The California Supreme Court today in a 6-1 vote upheld Prop. 8, the ballot measure discriminating against marriage by same-sex couples. We are relieved the Court protected couples who married before November 5. The presence of thousands of married same-sex couples across California will show those who don’t yet know us that marriage strengthens familiesContinue reading “By upholding Prop 8, the Court has diminished its legacy as a champion of equality”

National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Iowa Marriage Victory

“Today, in a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court held that the Iowa statute barring same-sex couples from marriage violated the equal protection guarantee of the Iowa Constitution. Lambda Legal represents the plaintiffs in the case,” said NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter. “The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in support ofContinue reading “National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Iowa Marriage Victory”