Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.
Last week, nearly five-thousand supporters of The Illinois Marriage Bill – SB 10 – descended upon Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. The Illinois March for Marriage Equality brought together many families and organizations, both local and national to urge our legislators to call the marriage bill for a vote. Among these organizations and supporters was Lambda Legal.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, Lambda Legal will deliver oral arguments in the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and same-sex couples, arguing that the state’s domestic partnership law is constitutional.
As GLSEN's Ally Week (October 21-25) unfolds, I’m thinking about some of the straight allies who have stood up with and for me and other LGBT people over the years and I am determined to be a better ally in my personal and professional life.