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NCLR Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Obergefell, Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

NCLR Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Obergefell, Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 26, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR CELEBRATES FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OBERGEFELL, HISTORIC SUPREME COURT RULING ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY “Obergefell was about much more than simply winning the freedom to marry.” WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today joins with millions of LGBTQ people...

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NCLR on Kavanaugh’s Refusal to Say Marriage Equality was Correctly Decided

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099 NCLR Statement on Kavanaugh’s Refusal to Confirm that Obergefell, the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision, was Correctly Decided Legal Director Shannon Minter, who was on the team of attorneys to win Obergefell, calls this refusal “chilling” and disqualifying WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last night, President Trump’s...

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NCLR statement on the death of LGBTQ rights hero and icon Edith Windsor

Contact:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 National Center for Lesbian Rights statement on the death of Edith Windsor, LGBTQ rights icon NCLR says, “Her legacy will live on in history and be felt in the lives of our community for many years to come ”   (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 12, 2017)—National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the...

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Standing Up to Attempts to Take Down Marriage Equality.

In North Carolina this week, anti-LGBTQ extremists tried to do the unthinkable. They introduced House Bill 780, also known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” in an attempt to turn back the clock and, once again, whip up anti-LGBTQ sentiment. The bill directly challenges the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges by seeking to nullify same-sex couples’ marriages.   North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper weighed in yesterday: “This bill is wrong. We need more...

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NCLR Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument in Defense of Marriage Act Case

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, March 27, 2013)—Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in a constitutional challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Supreme Court heard 50 minutes of argument concerning the Court’s jurisdiction to hear the case and one hour of argument concerning the constitutionality of DOMA. DOMA was enacted by Congress in 1996 and nullifies the marriages of gay and lesbian couples for purposes of...

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NCLR Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument in Proposition 8 Case

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, March 26, 2013)—Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The Court heard one hour of arguments from attorneys supporting and opposing the constitutionality of Prop 8. Prop 8 is the 2008 measure that stripped marriage equality from same-sex couples in California, and was struck down in 2010 by former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...

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Same-Sex Couples File Lawsuit Seeking the Freedom to Marry in New Mexico

(Albuquerque, NM, March 21, 2013)—Today, two same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry filed a lawsuit in Albuquerque’s district court after they applied for and were denied marriage licenses by the Bernalillo County Clerk. The lawsuit claims that the New Mexico marriage statutes and New Mexico Constitution do not bar same-sex couples from marrying, and therefore the State of New Mexico should issue civil marriage licenses to any same-sex couple who applies for one. The couples are...

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