Today, United States District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. found the City of Atlanta in contempt of court and imposed sanctions for the city’s failure to comply with a prior Settlement and Consent Order on behalf of patrons at the Atlanta Eagle Bar, whose constitutional rights were violated when the Atlanta Police Department raided the Atlanta Eagle without a warrant and searched and detained dozens of patrons who were not suspected of committing any crime.
In November, Lambda Legal client Chanse Cox officially joined a lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Suncup Packaging after Cox’s dismissal from his job as a machine operator at Suncup’s orange juice packaging plant in Georgia simply because he is living with HIV.
Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of three same-sex couples and the surviving spouse of one additional same-sex couple challenging Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban. Here are their stories:
Today Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples challenging Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban.
Lesbian and gay couples in Decatur, Ga., will request—and be denied—marriage licenses, in a public demonstration to highlight the harms of discriminatory state laws and to call for full equality under federal law.
The decision is a big victory for the Transgender Law Center, and builds on the momentum of our federal appeals court victory on behalf of Vandy Beth Glenn, who was fired after announcing her gender transition.