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Ohio School Admits to Wrong-Doing in Lambda Legal Case: Maverick Wins Right to Wear T-Shirt 05/21/2012

(Waynesville, OH, May, 21, 2012) — Today the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio signed an agreed judgment order in favor of Maverick Couch, affirming the high school junior’s First Amendment right to wear a T-shirt with the slogan “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe” to school on any day he chooses.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal Receives $100k Challenge Grant 05/24/2012

(New York, May 23, 2012) - Today Lambda Legal announced that it has received a $100k challenge grant from Board Member Karen Dixon and her wife, Nan Schaffer, who are longtime Lambda Legal supporters.

Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Illinois 05/30/2012

(Chicago, Wednesday, May 30, 2012)—Today, nearly one year after the civil union law took effect, Lambda Legal filed papers in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division on behalf of 16 same-sex couples and their children seeking the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
CWLA and Experts Join in Issuing Recommended Practices for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care 06/07/2012

(New York June 7, 2012) - The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and a coalition of child welfare advocates and experts have joined to issue Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV i

Teens & Young Adults | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
New York High Court Rejects Aggravated Assault Charge in HIV Spitting Case 06/07/2012

(New York, June 7, 2012) - Today, New York Court of Appeals dismissed an aggravated assault conviction based on HIV status and remitted the case back to Herkimer County Court for resentencing.

HIV
New York High Court Rejects Aggravated Assault Charge in HIV Spitting Case 06/07/2012

(New York, June 7, 2012) — Today, New York Court of Appeals dismissed an aggravated assault conviction based on HIV status and remitted the case back to Herkimer County Court for resentencing.

HIV
NY High Court Says Public School Students Not Protected By Human Rights Law: Lambda Legal Calls on Legislature to Protect Students 06/12/2012

(New York, June 12, 2012) - Today, the New York Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the New York Human Rights Law does not protect students against harassment and discrimination in public schools. As a result, the nearly 90 percent of all New York students who attend public schools are now denied access to that law's comprehensive protections.

Teens & Young Adults
Washington County, MD to Grant Health Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees Married Out of State 06/13/2012

(Baltimore, MD June 13, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced that, beginning in July, Washington County will extend spousal benefits to all eligible county employees married to a same-sex spouse.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Queens Restaurant Pays $25k to Lambda Legal Client After Antigay Attack 06/13/2012

(New York, June 13, 2012) —Lambda Legal client Liza Friedlander, who was violently attacked while trying to dine with friends at a Forest Hills restaurant owned by Defendant Waroge Met, Ltd., doing business as Sizzler Restaurant 0489, recently recovered $25,000 in a lawsuit filed in Queens County in 2011.

Lambda Legal Appeals Conviction of HIV-Positive Man 06/14/2012

(Des Moines, IA, June 14, 2012) - Today Lambda Legal filed an appeal on a petition for post-conviction relief in the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of an HIV-positive Iowa man, Nick Rhoades. Rhoades was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

HIV

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