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LGBT Elders Raise Serious Fears about Long Term Care Facilities 04/05/2011

(Washington, April 5, 2011) - A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults who answered a national online survey believe that staff of long-term care facilities would discriminate against an LGBT elder who was open about his or her sexual orientation, and more than half believe that staff or other residents would abuse or neglect an LGBT elder.

Health Care Fairness
LGBT Equal Rights Groups Urge Court to Reject Attack on Prop 8 Trial Judge 05/13/2011

A coalition of groups that advocate for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people today filed a brief urging the U.S. District Court not to vacate last year's historic ruling invalidating Proposition 8. Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the ACLU of Northern California and Equality California filed the friend-of-the-court brief in Perry v. Brown in response to a motion filed last month by supporters of Proposition 8 that asked the court to undo last year's decision in that case. The Prop 8 supporters contend that now-retired Chief Judge Vaughn Walker should have declined to hear the case because he was in a long-term relationship with another man, and that the judge's 135-page decision, which followed a three-week trial, should be invalidated for that reason.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
LGBT Equality Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Reject Attack on Prop 8 Trial Judge 11/08/2011

SAN FRANCISCO - Today, a coalition of groups advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a U.S.

LGBT Groups Condemn Anti-Muslim Hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives 03/11/2011

Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, National Center for Transgender Equality, Transgender Law Center, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and Lambda Legal join together to express outrage over U.S. Representative Peter King's ongoing "Muslim Radicalization" hearings—the first of which was held yesterday—in the House of Representatives.

LGBT Legal And Advocacy Groups Decry Obama Administration's Defense of DOMA 06/12/2009


LGBT Legal Groups: Canadian Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Are Not in Jeopardy 01/12/2012

(San Francisco, CA, January 12, 2012)—The following is a joint statement from Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and Freedom to Marry:

LGBT, HIV Advocates Respond to Mixed Ruling on Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law 06/25/2012

(New York, June 25, 2012) - In a mixed ruling, the Supreme Court today struck down key parts of SB 1070, Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law.

Lions Club Sends Letter of Apology to Oregon Lesbian Couple; Reminds Affiliates of Non-Discrimination Policy 08/04/2009

(Huntington, Oregon, August 4, 2009) — Lambda Legal’s clients, an Oregon lesbian couple, have received a letter of apology from Lions Club officials, as well as a promise that the club’s local chapters will be reminded of their responsibilities under state antidiscrimination laws, following an incident at a May 22 club-sponsored catfish derby.

Little Rock Court to Hear Arkansas Residents' Challenge to State Sodomy Ban 05/22/1998

(NEW YORK, May 22, 1998) -- On behalf of seven lesbian and gay Arkansas residents, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund next week will urge the Little Rock Chancery Court to reject government attorneys' efforts to have the plaintiffs' challenge to Arkansas' sodomy ban thrown out of court.

Criminal Justice
Live at Pridefest! Kevin Cathcart Spotlights What the Courts Mean for LGBT Liberation 04/09/2002

(NEW YORK, April 9, 2002) - Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart offers a view from the courthouse for Pridefest’s National Gay & Lesbian Leaders Symposium.