A new normal is emerging in courts in some states across the country as openly gay judges continue to be nominated to serve at the highest levels of the judiciary. There is no better example of this rapid progress than the recent change of hearts and minds in Virginia.
Lambda Legal honors the life and legacy of Jeanne Manford, the founder of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and pioneer of the straight ally movement, who died yesterday at age 92.
Lambda Legal and other legal, medical and social services providers in a letter point to the agency's "lack of a uniform and appropriate method of processing recipients' requests" to change the gender listed in official records and benefit cards.
The building owner and management company will comply with state and city law and allow Lambda Legal client Regina Hawkins-Balducci to add her wife to the lease on her rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment.