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  • Law Against Discrimination Protecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Washington

    A Lambda Legal fact sheet about Washington State's new anti-discrimination law

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  • Dispelling Myths About CDC's New Recommendations Regarding HIV Testing, Informed Consent and Pre-test Counseling

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2006 issued new recommendations for expanded testing of people for HIV. We support the CDC's goal of increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier.

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  • The Importance of Informed Consent and Counseling In HIV Testing

    In September 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated guidelines on voluntary HIV testing in health care settings. The CDC now recommends that medical providers offer all persons ages 13 to 64 voluntary HIV testing without risk assessments as a routine part of medical care.

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  • A Summary of Evidence of the Importance of Specific Written Consent and Pre-test Counseling in HIV Testing

    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...

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  • The Continuing Relevance of Stigma and Discrimination

    Because an estimated 500,000 people with HIV are not in regular care and an estimated 1 in 4 people with HIV do not know that they have HIV, there are forceful and compelling arguments for HIV policy change on the federal and state levels.

  • The Oregon Equality Act

    In 2007, the State of Oregon enacted the Oregon Equality Act (also known as SB2), the landmark law to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination.

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  • The State of HIV Stigma and Discrimination in 2007

    Lambda Legal has a long history of fighting in the courts for the rights of people living with HIV. This includes winning the first HIV discrimination lawsuit in the country, filing legal briefs in major U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, including Bragdon v. Abbott, Univ. of Alabama v. Garrett, and Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky v.

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  • Impact Magazine Winter 2007

    "Impact Magazine Winter 2007" cover

    In your hand, dear reader, you hold the first issue of Lambda Legal’s Impact magazine. Like the Lambda Legal Update, which it’s replacing, Impact will be published three times a year. It will also feature the same frontline analysis of Lambda Legal’s cases as well as in-depth coverage of our educational efforts and public advocacy campaigns. But that’s where the similarities end.

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  • Out At Work

    More and more LGBT people are coming out at work. No matter where you work or what you do, you'll feel more secure in your job if you know your rights. For more than three decades, workplace equality has been a top priority for Lambda Legal. We have created this tool kit to give you the information you need to help guide you through your work life.

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  • Immigration Fact-Sheet

    UPDATE: Following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the U.S.

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