Lambda Legal filed a complaint today against a New York City landlord for refusing to add lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein’s spouse, Dorothy Calvani, to her rent-stabilized lease as is required by state and city law.
"How do you prove to a judge that you are gay?" says Senior Staff Attorney Thomas W. Ude, Jr. "Denying protection against torture in Jamaica based on stereotyped assumptions about the process of coming out is unjust."
We are deeply saddened by the Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder to strike Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which required federal pre-clearance of changes in voting rules in states and localities with histories of racial disenfranchisement.
The history of sexual orientation discrimination continues to tarnish the record of approximately 11,400 service members were discharged on the basis of their sexual orientation between World War II and the end of DADT in 2011.