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Arizona Ordered to Provide Same-Sex Marriage Death Certificate

Posted on 15 September 2014

PHOENIX—— A federal district court judge ordered the state of Arizona today to provide a death certificate that accurately reflects a recently deceased Green Valley man’s marriage to another man.  Lambda Legal had requested a temporary restraining order last week on behalf of 69-year-old Fred McQuire, surviving husband of George Martinez, who died August 28 […]

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New Jersey’s Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Upheld by Court

Posted on 15 September 2014

New Jersey’s ban on gay conversion, signed into law by Governor Chris Christie last year, has been upheld by the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith said that the ban did not violate the free speech or religious rights of those who provide therapy to covert homosexual minors into heterosexuals. […]

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Marriage Equality Scorecard

Posted on 12 September 2014

            Pending Marriage Equality Lawsuits There are currently: 92 pending marriage equality lawsuits in 33 states (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NV, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY) and Puerto Rico. […]

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Bobby Blair Autographs to Sell-Out Crowd

Posted on 11 September 2014

Bobby Blair Autographs to Sell-Out Crowd FLUSHING MEADOW—Multimedia Platforms LLC founder Bobby Blair had his fans lining up for his autograph during his August 29, 2014 book signing of his autobiography titled “Hiding Inside the Baseline.” The book was showcased during the day on all scoreboards at the U.S. Open, played annually at the USTA […]

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Fed Appeals Court Hears from Lambda Legal

Posted on 10 September 2014

  SAN FRANCISCO–Lambda Legal senior attorney Tara Borelli told a three-judge panel at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada must be struck down as unconstitutional. She spoke on behalf of the eight couples we represent, and on behalf of all same-sex couples in Nevada who […]

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Winston-Salem Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages for Benefits

Posted on 09 September 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, NC—While Florida, with its enormous LGBT community and dependency on the gay tourist dollar, is unable or unwilling to extend even the smallest concessions to same-sex couples married in other states, including recognition of those marriage, traditional red-neck and conservative Winston-Salem, NC, has quietly become the first city in this bible belt state which […]

‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Goes Up in Westboro Baptist Church City

Posted on 09 September 2014

A satirical Facebook page called “God” has raised enough funds to put up a billboard sign that says “God Loves Gays” in Topeka, Kansas, the home city of the Westboro Baptist Church. The administrators of the Facebook page, which has over 1,760,500 “Likes,” helped to create and place the billboard on Monday. A fundraiser animation […]

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Gay Attorney Named No. 3 at U.S. Justice Department

Posted on 07 September 2014

WASHINGTON — Stuart Delery, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division for the past two and a half years, will become acting associate attorney general following the departure of Tony West, expected later this month. Delery reached prominence when he argued at the appellate level in the United States v. Windsor case, which ultimately progressed […]

Gays Will Be Allowed in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on 04 September 2014

Organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, the largest in the world, have decided to allow gays to march in next year’s parade. This comes after many years of resisting pressure to be more inclusive. But, after the mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, boycotted this year’s parade, and Guinness […]

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Gays and Straights Rally Around Georgia Man Thrown Out of Home After Coming Out to Parents

Posted on 04 September 2014

KENNESAW, GA—Daniel Ashley-Pierce, a 20-year-old from Kennesaw, Georgia, secretly filmed a five-minute video of the moment he came to his religious right parents, and was violently attacked and verbally assaulted. The resulting video, titled “How Not to React When Your Child Tells You He is Gay,” was posted on YouTube by Ashley-Pierce’s boyfriend, went viral […]

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