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Lambda Legal Victory: New York Landlord Adds Wife of Lesbian Tenant to Rent-Stabilized Harlem Lease 08/01/2012

(New York, August 1, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced that DSA Management, Inc., a New York City-based management company, and Nicholas Place LLC, the building owner, will comply with state and city law and add the wife of lesbian tenant, Regina Hawkins-Balducci, to her rent-stabilized lease.

Housing | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Names Merrill Lynch as Corporate Partner for Equality 08/08/2012

(Dallas, TX, July 31, 2012) – Lambda Legal’s South Central Regional Office announced today that Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will be the recipient of its 2012 Corporate Partners for Equality Award.

Federal Court to Hear Lambda Legal Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Nevada 08/10/2012

(Las Vegas, August 10, 2012)—The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada today agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging Nevada’s law banning marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Joins Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold U. of Texas's Use of Race to Advance Admissions Diversity 08/15/2012

(New York, August 14, 2012)—Yesterday, Lambda Legal joined the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and other allied organizations to file a friend-of-the-court brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
Atlanta to Pay $250K to Lambda Legal Client Denied Police Officer Position Because of HIV Status 08/22/2012

(Atlanta, August 22, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced it has accepted the settlement offer to resolve the discrimination lawsuit against the City of Atlanta. The lawsuit is on behalf of its anonymous client, who applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | HIV
Lambda Legal Applauds Law Banning 'Reparative Therapy' for California Minors 08/29/2012

(Sacramento, CA, August 29, 2012) - Late yesterday the California Assembly passed a bill prohibiting mental health providers in California from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation -- sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy," "conversion therapy" or "reparative therapy" -- with minors.  The initial Senate bill was authored by Senator Ted Lieu and co-sponsored by Lambda Legal,

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Wisconsin Supreme Court Sends Domestic Partnership Lawsuit Back to Court of Appeals 09/19/2012

(Madison, Wisconsin)—Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a request by the Court of Appeals asking the high court to decide the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statewide domestic partnership registry that provides important legal protections for same-sex couples.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal Seeks Survivor Benefits for Lesbian Partner of Shooting Victim in Alaska 09/24/2012

(Anchorage, AK, September 24, 2012) - Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge today on behalf of Deborah Harris, whose same-sex partner, Kerry Fadely, was shot and killed one year ago by a disgruntled former employee whom Fadely had fired.  Under Alaska's workers' compensation law, the spouse of a person who dies from a work-related injury is eligible to receive survivor benefits, but same-sex co

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Antigay Group's Effort to Join Lambda Legal Marriage Case 09/27/2012

(Chicago, IL, September 27, 2012)—Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division heard oral arguments in a motion to intervene by the Illinois Family Institute in Darby v. Orr, Lambda Legal's case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois. The Court decided to continue the motion pending similar requests from two Illinois churches.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester County Police 10/11/2012

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Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct