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Lambda Legal Underscores Importance of Corporate Leadership In RFRA Fight, Honoring Salesforce and Bill Oesterle 08/28/2015

(Indianapolis, IN, August 28, 2015) — On Friday, September 18th, Lambda Legal will honor two leaders whose public stance against Indiana’s so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) this year elevated public outcry, outlined the costly impact of discrimination on business, and set important standard for corporate leadership on civil rights.

SSA Tells Court It Will Apply Obergefell Retroactively To Grant Spousal Benefits In Lambda Legal Case 08/20/2015

(Chicago, August 20, 2015) – Today, in a status conference with Lambda Legal in federal court in Chicago, the Department of Justice announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will apply the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark marriage ruling retroactively and process pending spousal benefits claims for same-sex couples who lived in states that did not previously recognize their marriages.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Giant Julian Bond 08/16/2015

(New York, August 16, 2015) — Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director, made the following statement:

Lambda Legal Welcomes Garner Fellow Aisha Davis to Midwest Regional Office 07/28/2015

(Chicago, IL, July 28, 2015) —Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office welcomed Aisha Davis as Lambda Legal’s new Tyron Garner Memo

Lambda Legal Applauds Vote by Boy Scouts National Executive Committee to Lift Ban on Gay Leaders 07/27/2015

“One important way of judging a society is how it treats its young people.  The story of how America’s largest youth organization became more open and accepting is a remarkable story of incremental change that is not fully over…”

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Nondiscrimination Bill in Congress 07/23/2015

(Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015)—Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, together with lead co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), introduced the Equality Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, and jury service.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Housing | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Teens & Young Adults | Transgender Rights | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Condemns Attack on Supreme Court After Marriage and Healthcare Decisions 07/22/2015

“An attack against LGBT equality disguised as a legislative hearing against ‘judicial activism’ is a dangerous threat to the public’s confidence in our democratic institutions.”

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Applauds Groundbreaking EEOC Decision Protecting Lesbians and Gay Men from Sex Discrimination in Employment 07/16/2015

(New York, July 16, 2015) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a landmark ruling that the sex discrimination provisions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protect employees who suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The decision will have two major effects.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
After 24 Years of Leadership, Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart Announces Retirement 07/15/2015

Kevin M. Cathcart, who has been the Executive Director of Lambda Legal since 1992, announced today that he will retire when his current contract ends at the end of April, 2016.

Victory in Lambda Legal’s Puerto Rico Marriage Case 07/08/2015

(San Juan, PR, July 8, 2015) – Today, in light of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which struck down marriage bans nationwide, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated the district court’s ruling in Conde-Vidal v. Rius-Armendariz, that had upheld Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban.

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