In the News
Lambda Legal attorneys and leaders in the media.
Same-sex couples gain more rights at hospitals
|"Same-sex couples and other domestic partners are gaining more control over what happens to their mates in the hospital, under federal guidelines issued this week. "Hospitals should not bar domestic partners from visiting their mates unless there's a medical reason, and partners should not be required to produce documents to prove their relationship, the guidelines say.|
Texas College Refuses Lesbian a Job Interview
|"A college in Texas is being sued for reportedly turning away a qualified teaching candidate because college administrators perceived her to be a lesbian.|
Teacher accuses TC College of discrimination
|"Jacqueline 'Jackie' Gill filed suit Wednesday, Sept. 7, against a professor and a dean at Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College in Hurst, claiming that she was denied the opportunity to apply for a permanent, full- time teaching position there because of the English Department chair’s bias against what he perceived her sexual orientation to be.|
Making Laws About Making Babies: Bias Against Gays and Lesbians
The New York Times
|"Two cases brought by Lambda Legal illustrate that discrimination continues to frustrate and humiliate gay men and women seeking equal treatment in fertility services. Guadalupe Benitez was denied infertility treatment by a clinic in California because she is a lesbian; the California Supreme Court ruled that the doctors’ actions were illegal under the state’s antidiscrimination law.|
Will School District Approve Gay and Lesbian Club?
|"Like it or not, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who attend the Meridian School District can't form an official club -- for now. "Officials say it's not that they won't allow a gay and lesbian club to meet, it just shouldn't be school sponsored, and students would have to have parental permission to join.|
Whatever Happened to ... the HIV-Positive Acrobat Who Lost His Job?
The Washington Post
|"The way they treated me, it was like I was a piece of trash." These were the words Matthew Cusick had for his former employer, Cirque du Soleil. In a 2004 story in The Washington Post, the 33-year-old recounted his experience with the world-renowned acrobatic-theater company.|
|N.J. judge says lawsuit to recognize gay marriage can go on||11/4/2011|
|"A Superior Court judge let a lawsuit seeking marriage for same-sex couples in New Jersey proceed, but she sharply pared down the number of allegations in the case against the state.|
|Judge set to weigh gay rights case||11/7/2011|
|"A judge will hear oral arguments today in the case of two mothers who sued the state to list both names on their child’s birth certificate.|
|Gay marriage backers expect 'quick victory' despite Prop 8. ruling||11/17/2011|
|"Backers of same-sex marriage predicted they would end up victorious despite a California Supreme Court decision Thursday that the sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures are entitled to defend them in court.|
|Baltimore Co. Police Officers Win Same-Sex Benefits Claim||11/22/2011|
|"Two Baltimore County Police officers who were denied health benefits for their same-sex spouses have won their cases before an arbitrator, the first disputes of this kind to be decided in the department...|