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.