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Lambda Legal Says Public Schools Must Allow GLSEN’s Day of Silence Activities 04/19/2013

For the past two years, Lambda Legal has filed lawsuits on behalf of students who were denied the right to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, the annual anti-bullying observance in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at their schools. Today in celebration of GLSEN’s National Day of Silence, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Beth Littrell, Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal Celebrates After Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Bill 04/24/2013

Today, the Rhode Island Senate voted to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Rhode Island.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Employment Non-Discrimination Act Statement 04/25/2013

The bipartisan introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today reflects the strong national consensus that workers should be evaluated on their merits, not sexual orientation or gender identity.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Rebuffs Arizona Attorney General: Urges Cities to Protect Unmarried Couples 04/29/2013

(Phoenix, April 29, 2013) – Lambda Legal today issued a legal analysis documenting the ability of Bisbee and other Arizona municipalities to enact ordinances recognizing and protecting the committed family relationships of adult couples regardless of marital status, gender or sexual ori

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
May 6th is Lambda Legal Day in New York City 05/01/2013

(New York, May 2, 2013) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proclaimed, May 6, 2013  Lambda Legal Day in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary which will be celebrated at its annual gala that evening.

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Children Born to Married Lesbian Couples Have Two Parents at Birth 05/03/2013

(Des Moines, IA, May 3, 2013) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court built upon its ruling in Lambda Legal's landmark case, Varnum v. Brien, which ordered that same-sex couples and their families be treated equally under Iowa law, and ordered the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate two-parent birth certificate to all children born to lesbian married parents in Iowa.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Continues Celebration as Delaware Senate Passes Marriage Bill 05/07/2013

(New York, May 7, 2013) — Today, the Delaware Senate voted to grant the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Delaware. With Governor Jack Markell set to sign the bill, Delaware will join the rapidly growing list of jurisdictions in the United States where the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage has ended.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Urges Congress to Pass the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act 05/08/2013

(Chicago, IL, May 8, 2013) – Today, Lambda Legal voiced its support for H.R. 1843 the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act which was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee late yesterday and would encourage states to reconsider laws and practices that unfairly target people with HIV for consensual sex and conduct that poses no real risk of HIV transmission.

Lambda Legal Honors Eric Webber at 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards 05/10/2013

(Los Angeles – May 10, 2013) –Lambda Legal announced today that it will honor Eric Webber, immediate past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), at its 21st Annual West Coast Liberty Awards.  Webber is being recognized for his tireless advocacy for LGBT individuals in the legal profession that began 30 years ago when he was a law student at the

Lambda Legal Applauds Minnesota in Granting Same-Sex Couples the Freedom to Marry 05/13/2013

(Chicago, IL, May 13, 2013) – In response to the passage of a bill granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry in Minnesota, Jennifer Pizer, Senior Counsel and Law & Policy Project Director for Lambda Legal, who worked with Minnesota advocates on the substance of the marriage bill, released the following statement:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections