As Lambda Legal celebrates its 35th anniversary, we take a moment to look back and reflect on our humble yet ambitious beginnings. We are pleased to present a special edition of In My Own Words, shared with us by one of our founders, Bill Thom.
Lambda Legal recently took up a case on behalf of the Hudson
Valley, New York, LGBTQ Community Center, after its
application for a nonprofit property tax exemption was denied.
Although the center’s mission clearly entitles it to the exemption,
the city of Kingston did not see it that way. W
Washington State Legal Briefing December 2007
Lambda Legal provides this briefing to healthcare professionals in Washington State to clarify the non-discrimination requirements of Washington's anti-discrimination law and the national guidance of the American Medical Association's Code of Ethics.
It’s official. The summer of 2007 will go down as
Lambda Legal’s summer of equality. Just before
Labor Day, our big marriage win in Iowa capped
a string of victories that touched the lives of
many LGBT people, people with HIV and their
families. What’s astonishing is the sheer breadth
of America we covered — coast to coast from
New Jersey to Washington State, sweeping
through Oklahoma, Ohio and, of course, Iowa.
Not long ago I was approached by someone
at a fundraiser who was curious about what
Lambda Legal’s role in the movement is when
there is new progress taking place in state
legislatures. That’s easy, I said: Our work
becomes even more important.
The harms to families from discrimination in marriage have been a significant part of Lambda Legal’s caseload over the years. This document is a partial list of the harms that concern families, with examples from Lambda Legal’s prior work.
Increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier, has our support. But expanded testing should be done with specific, written consent and after some counseling, for the reasons summarized below...