UPDATE: Following Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's filing yesterday, Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor spoke to the Chicago Tribune: "I've never encountered this before.
Today Lambda Legal filed an appeal on a petition for post-conviction relief in the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of an HIV-positive Iowa man, Nick Rhoades. Rhoades was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.
Every year, Lambda Legal’s Help Desk receives calls from members of our community who say that local officials are putting barricades in the way of their annual pride festivals. This article is a reprint of last year’s Ask Lambda Legal: Pride Season.