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Background Information

Employment History

Board Member
ACLU

Legal Director
Lambda Legal

Affiliations

Member of the National Family Law Advisory Council
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Chair of the Family Law Committee
Nashville Bar Association

Founder
Rubenfeld Law Office, PC

Education



Boston University

A.B. with honors

Princeton University

J.D.

Boston University School of Law

bachelor's degree , with honors

Princeton

law degree

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That's not the basis for constitutional jurisprudence," said Abby Rubenfeld, former legal director for Lambda Legal and one of the attorneys representing plaintiffs from the Tennessee case.

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LGBT legal groups have been working with private attorneys on the four cases to make the appeals: Lambda Legal and the ACLU are working in Ohio in Obergefell v. Hodges, the National Center for Lesbian Rights is working with lesbian activist attorney Abby Rubenfeld and others in Tennessee in Tanco v. Haslam, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is working in Michigan on DeBoer v. Snyder, and the ACLU is involved in Kentucky in Bourke v. Beshear.


That's not the basis for constitutional ...

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That's not the basis for constitutional jurisprudence," said Abby Rubenfeld, former legal director for Lambda Legal and one of the attorneys representing plaintiffs from the Tennessee case.


That's not the basis for constitutional ...

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That's not the basis for constitutional jurisprudence," said Abby Rubenfeld, former legal director for Lambda Legal and one of the attorneys representing plaintiffs from the Tennessee case.

Rubenfeld said she was pleasantly surprised to hear Chief Justice Roberts ask "an interesting sex discrimination question."
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The latest was filed in a federal district court in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday by longtime lesbian legal activist Abby Rubenfeld and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.


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About Abby Rubenfeld

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Abby Rubenfeld
Abby Rubenfeld has a general law practice in Nashville with an emphasis on family law, sexual orientation and AIDS-related issues, and currently serves on the board of directors of the ACLU of Tennessee. She served on the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, a national civil rights organization and the largest lesbian and gay political organization in the world, for seven years. She also served for more than five years as Legal Director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., a national civil rights organization that conducts test case litigation across the country on behalf of lesbian and gay rights and AIDS issues. he is a past recipient of the Bill of Rights Award from the ACLU of Tennessee, and the Dan Bradley Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, which recognized her outstanding efforts on behalf of equality under the law.
Ms. Rubenfeld received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1979. he received an A.B. with honors from Princeton University, and while there, lettered in basketball and crew and was the first woman elected as a class president in more than 225 years of Princeton history.
She has two daughters, ages seventeen and thirteen years old, as well as a partner, Helia Rethmann, and step-daughter, aged twelve. Ms. Rubenfeld is a professor at Vanderbilt Law School, teaching Sexual Orientation and the Law.


Abby Rubenfeld, a ...

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Abby Rubenfeld, a Nashville-based civil-rights attorney who'd brought one of the marriage cases that reached the Supreme Court, had worked with Wolfson at Lambda in the 1990s. (The Supreme Court case, named for the Ohio plaintiff Jim Obergefell, a Cincinnati man who sued to be listed on his late husband's death certificate, was an amalgam of gay-marriage appeals from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky.) "Evan was the visionary," Rubenfeld, a petite lesbian with a folksy mien and piercing blue eyes, told me. "He pushed this when no one believed it could happen, including me."

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Abby Rubenfeld, a Nashville-based civil-rights attorney who'd brought one of the marriage cases that reached the Supreme Court, had worked with Wolfson at Lambda in the 1990s. (The Supreme Court case, named for the Ohio plaintiff Jim Obergefell, a Cincinnati man who sued to be listed on his late husband's death certificate, was an amalgam of gay-marriage appeals from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky.) "Evan was the visionary," Rubenfeld, a petite lesbian with a folksy mien and piercing blue eyes, told me. "He pushed this when no one believed it could happen, including me."

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