Press Releases

Help us make the case for equality.

DONATE NOW

Events

08/22/2014 - 11:00
New York
08/23/2014 - 19:00
Michigan
08/30/2014 - 12:00
Georgia

Nuestros patrocinadores

Read our latest news or search by issue area.

Headlinesort descending Date
State Labor Commissioner Supports Gay Bakersfield Teacher 03/09/1999

(LOS ANGELES, March 9, 1999) -- The California Labor Commissioner ordered a Bakersfield school district to stop removing eighth graders from a science class because the teacher is gay, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Youth and Schools
State of Iowa Continues to Deny Mothers of Stillborn Baby Accurate Death Certificate 03/27/2012

(Des Moines, IA, March 27, 2012) — Today the Iowa Attorney General’s office filed court documents saying that the state will continue to refuse an accurate death certificate to Jenny and Jessica Buntemeyer, asserting that it was correct in erasing Jenny’s name.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
State of Iowa Erases Mother from Stillborn Baby’s Death Certificate: Lambda Legal Files Suit 02/08/2012

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
State of Oregon Agrees to Remove Gender Identity Exclusion for Transgender Employees From State Health Plan 01/17/2013

(Portland, January 17, 2013) - Lambda Legal today announced that the State of Oregon has changed an employee health care policy to remove all language that denies coverage to transgender people for transition-related health care. The change came in response to a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and cooperating attorney Jennifer Middleton on behalf of Alec Esquivel.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
State of Utah Spent Quarter Million in Futile Fight Against Gay Student Groups 11/13/2001

(SALT LAKE CITY, November 13, 2001) — A long, expensive court battle against student-run groups intended to support gay youth and their friends has ended for the state of Utah, which spent a quarter million dollars defending a Salt Lake City school board ban, the students’ lawyers said Tuesday.

Youth and Schools
Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Proposal for Anti-Marriage Amendment 07/12/2001

Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to Uphold Cincinnati's Issue 3 10/23/1997

Legal Defense and Education Fund criticized "a renegade ruling" that on Thursday upheld the country's last remaining anti-gay initiative. Cincinnati's Issue 3 would bar the Cincinnati City Council from protecting lesbians and gay men against discrimination.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement from Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg on Four Recent Teen Suicides 09/29/2010

Today, as we heard news of the fourth apparent teenage suicide in recent weeks, following antigay bullying and harassment, we felt overwhelming grief and anger. Losing one young person because of bigotry and hate is too much—but two, three, four?

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults
Statement from Lambda Legal's Executive Director Kevin Cathcart on Today's Ninth Circuit "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Ruling 05/21/2008

(New York, May 21, 2008) Lambda Legal issued the following statement today in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Witt v. Department of the Air Force. Statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal:

Military
Statement of Lambda Staff Attorney Suzanne B. Goldberg on U.S. Supreme Court's Striking Down Colorado's Amendment 2 05/20/1996

(NEW YORK, May 20, 1996) The Supreme Court's ruling today in Romer v. Evans is a breakthrough victory for lesbians and gay men throughout the United States. This landmark, 6-3 ruling should shape the course of civil rights in the United States for decades to come and is the single most positive Supreme Court ruling in the history of the gay rights movement.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Pages