Today Lambda Legal announced the resolution of a lawsuit against DeSoto County School District brought by Amber Hatcher, an openly lesbian 17-year-old student who was punished for participating in an annual anti-bullying observance in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
Today, the U.S. Senate made judicial history by confirming Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Staci Yandle to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, marking the first time that two openly gay judicial nominees have been confirmed to the federal bench on the same day.
For the past two years, Lambda Legal has filed lawsuits on behalf of students who were denied the right to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, the annual anti-bullying observance in support of LGBT students at their schools. Today we celebrate this year's National Day of Silence.
On the heels of a Lambda Legal lawsuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled that because the DeSoto County school district promised it would not interfere with Amber Hatcher, 16, and other students' rights to participate GLSEN’s Day of Silence this year, on April 19, 2013, an injunction was not necessary.
As the nation turns its eyes toward the Supreme Court and its review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"), people living with HIV will be among those most anxiously awaiting the outcome.
HIV/AIDS advocates justly celebrated enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), because of the greatly increased access to health care ACA would provide to improve HIV—related care and assist in curbing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country. For this reason, I knew Lambda Legal’s HIV Project had an interest in supporting the constitutionality of the law before the U.S.