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.
Q: I just got married to my same-sex spouse. We are in the process of looking for housing, either to rent or buy, and are worried that we may face discrimination as a same-sex couple. What are my rights?
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.
One year ago today, the whole world watched as New York State celebrated marriage equality. Among the first to tie the knot were Douglas Robinson and Michael Elsasser, plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's New York marriage lawsuit.
Two near-simultaneous developments have left many people understandably confused about whether students in New York are protected from harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
After marrying her longtime partner in New York state, Regina Hawkins-Balducci tried to add her wife’s name to the lease on her rent-stabilized apartment in Harlem. Her landlord refused, even though Hawkins-Balducci presented him with the couple’s marriage certificate.