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”

NCLR Expresses Profound Disappointment with Saenz Decision

Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today expressed profound disappointment today that distinguished civil rights attorney Thomas Saenz is no longer a candidate to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.Continue reading “NCLR Expresses Profound Disappointment with Saenz Decision”

Kate Kendell, Eva Paterson: ‘Standing Together and Continuing the Conversation’

Next Thursday, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in our legal challenge to Proposition 8. As we seek to overturn Prop 8, we have the broadest array of support ever seen on an LGBT issue before any California Court. This support speaks directly to the relationships and coalition work that many in the LGBT,Continue reading “Kate Kendell, Eva Paterson: ‘Standing Together and Continuing the Conversation’”