After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces today allowed Lambda Legal's client, Alicia Butler the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry.
Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Paul Castillo said:
2013 has been a watershed year for Lambda Legal and the LGBT and HIV rights movement as a whole.
Some of the biggest victories were a direct result of Lambda Legal’s four decades of work and the enduring legacy of our earlier wins.
Here is a brief look at some of the year’s highlights on the road to equality.
Today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the marriage equality bill into law at a ceremony in Springfield. Jim Bennett, Regional Director of Lambda Legal's Midwest Regional Office, attended the historic signing.
On this, the 15th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor those we have lost to anti-transgender hatred and violence, including Islan Nettles, who was beaten to death last August while she was simply walking down the street.
Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court today claiming the Hesperia Unified School District and administrators at Sultana High School violated California law by not renewing the contract of an openly lesbian teacher in retaliation for supporting lesbian, gay and gender-nonconforming students' attempts to speak out about the harassment and discrimination directed at them.