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New Jersey Abandons Appeal of Marriage Case 10/21/2013

(New York, October 21, 2013) – The State of New Jersey announced this morning that it is abandoning the State’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. Marriages began at 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Appeals Conviction of HIV-Positive Man to Iowa Supreme Court 10/22/2013

(Des Moines, IA, October 22, 2013) — Today Lambda Legal filed an appeal in the Iowa Supreme Court of the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender based on a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal Domestic Partnership Case 10/23/2013

(Madison, WI, Wednesday, October 23, 2013) -- Today Lambda Legal presented oral arguments on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and five same-sex couples in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold the state’s domestic partnership law as constitutional.

Lambda Legal Sues After Cab Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple for Exchanging a Kiss 10/28/2013

(Chicago, IL, October 28, 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal filed a complaint on behalf of Steven White and Matthew McCrea, a gay couple who were unlawfully refused service and forced to exit a Sun Taxi operated taxi-cab after they exchanged a kiss.   

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
Board of Immigration Appeals Rejects Ruling Based on Stereotypes About Coming Out 10/31/2013

(New York, October 31, 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.

HIV | Immigration
LGBT Advocates Issue Guidance to Hospitals for Treating Transgender Patients 11/05/2013

(New York, NY, November 5, 2013) - Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC Foundation), and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication that will provide much-needed guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Victory! As Illinois Becomes 15th Marriage State Lambda Legal Celebrates 11/05/2013

(Springfield, IL, November 05, 2013) - With a vote of 61-54, today the Illinois House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a historic vote that sends the bill first to the Senate for a concurring vote and then to Governor Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Applauds Historic Senate Passage of ENDA 11/07/2013

(New York, November 7, 2013) — Today, after the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with an historic bipartisan vote, Greg Nevins, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta and coordinator of Lambda Legal’s employment discrimination work, released the following statement.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Applauds After Hawai‘i State Legislature Passes Marriage Equality Bill 11/12/2013

(Honolulu, HI, November 12, 2013) – Today, the Hawai'i Senate voted to pass the marriage equality bill, setting the stage for Hawai'i to join the growing list of states where same-sex couples have won the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hesperia USD on Behalf of Lesbian Teacher 11/19/2013

(Hesperia, CA, November 19, 2013) – Lambda Legal today filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court claiming the Hesperia Unified School District and administrators at Sultana High School violated California law by not renewing the contract of an openly lesbian teacher in retaliation for supporting lesbian, gay, and gender-nonconforming students’ attempts to speak out about the harassment and

Employment and Rights in the Workplace