Today, Lambda Legal joined eight additional LGBT and civil rights advocacy organizations in signing a letter to Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Michael Astrue regarding policies concerning transgender people.
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" may be gone, but discrimination isn't. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act prevents the federal government from recognizing the marriages of lesbian and gay service members, leaving them and their families without crucial legal protections.
The Virginia House of Delegates voted yesterday to block an openly gay Richmond prosecutor from becoming a general district court judge. This is what discrimination based on sexual orientation often looks like.