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Justice Maite Oronoz Rodríguez, Nation’s First LGBT Chief Justice

February 23, 2016, Lambda Legal announced: Late yesterday, the Puerto Rico Senate confirmed Associate Justice Maite Oronoz Rodriguez as Chief Justice of the commonwealth’s highest court. She will be the first openly LGBT chief justice in the country. Lambda Legal released the following statement from Staff...

Groundbreaking Report on LGBT Inequality in the California Courts

The following Press Release is shared: California, July 15, 2015 – Despite recent success at the Supreme Court, numerous challenges to LGBT equality remain.  Among the remaining frontiers for full LGBT equality is equal representation in the state & federal judiciary.  It is both ironic and sad...

WRITING COMPETITION OPENS

The Association is proud to announce that our writing competition for this year has been posted by the National LGBT Bar Association, along with the list of the winners of the first two years of the competition. Law students are encouraged to enter. Requirements include: TOPIC: Diversity...

President’s Award to Weathers Among Annual Meeting Highlights

For his years of dedicated service as Treasurer and countless other contributions, Judge Theodore M. Weathers (Superior Court of California, San Diego County) has been honored with the International Association of LGBT Judges President's Award. President D. Zeke Zeidler (CA) presented the award to Judge Weathers...

Trial Judges Who Ruled on Same-Sex Marriages

In an article published May 27, 2014 in the Washington Post, “From a diverse group of judges, a unanimous opinion on same-sex marriage,” reporter Robert Barnes examined the judges who, as of that date, had ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right....

Elaine D. Kaplan Confirmed to Serve on Federal Court of Claims

 September 17th, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Elaine D. Kaplan, Esquire,  General Counsel and Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, to serve on the Federal Court of Claims.  According to the Washington Blade, Kaplan “will become the second...