Lambda Legal and other national LGBT organizations applaud the strength and courage of the men and women who have been fasting for more than 20 days in Washington, D.C., to highlight the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bill that will end the blanket ban on the donation of organs from HIV-positive individuals, clearing the way for transplantation of such organs into people living with HIV to become routine practice in the near future.
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.
Lambda Legal is voicing its support the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, which would encourage states to reconsider laws and practices that unfairly target people with HIV for consensual sex and conduct that poses no real risk of HIV transmission.
More than 130 members of Congress—plus dozens of companies, unions, bar associations, legal scholars and historians—are urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.