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President Obama Issues Memo on LGBT Health Issues; Calls Janice Langbehn from Air Force One 04/15/2010

President Barack Obama called Janice Langbehn from Air Force One to personally let her know that he has signed a memorandum that will have an impact on the special health care needs of LGBT people and families.

Health Care Fairness
President Obama To Lift HIV Travel Ban: Lambda Legal Says Good Riddance to Bad Policy 10/30/2009

President Signs Hate Crimes Bill into Law: 31 Advocacy Groups Hail Historic Event 10/28/2009

(New York, October 28, 2009) — After President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law this afternoon 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV advocacy organizations issued the following statement to mark the historic event:

Presidential Memo on Healthcare: Cathcart says, "This is how change happens." 04/16/2010

"Even the court recognized that what happened to Janice and her family was wrong but had no legal recourse to address it."

Health Care Fairness
Press Conference to Announce Establishment of 'September 11 Gay & Lesbian Family Fund' 12/11/2001

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Pressure Builds Against Cirque du Soleil for HIV Bias, With More Protests Set in San Francisco and Orange County and National Petition Drive for World AIDS Day 11/24/2003

(San Francisco, November 25, 2003) - Following successful protests at Cirque du Soleil shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles in recent days, Lambda Legal and local activists today announced plans for additional protests outside shows in San Francisco and Orange County to denounce Cirque for firing a gymnast because he has HIV.

Prison Rape Elimination Act: Lambda Legal Welcomes Strengthened Commitment From Texas Governor to Comply With PREA 06/12/2015

(New York, NY – June 12, 2015) On Thursday, June 11th, Lambda Legal learned that the Department of Justice had accepted a new letter from Texas Governor Gregory Abbott certifying that Texas would take a more serious approach to implementing the standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Joins Lambda Legal's Campaign to Expose Harrah's Firing of a Veteran Bartender Who Said 'No' To Mandatory Make-up 02/27/2006

(Reno, Nevada, February 27, 2006) — Lambda Legal today announced the addition of the Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada (PLAN) to the “Shame on You Harrah’s” campaign. The campaign is focused on Harrah’s firing of a veteran bartender, Darlene Jespersen, because she objected to the casino’s strict, mandatory make-up regimen for female employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Prominent Chicagoans Join Coretta Scott King for Lambda Celebration 03/05/1998

(CHICAGO, March 5, 1998) -- Coretta Scott King will be joined by a distinguished spectrum of political, business, and community leaders in Chicago next month, to celebrate Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's 25th anniversary and its civil rights work for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Prop 8 "Literally" Violates Constitution, Lambda Legal & GLAD Argue in Supreme Court Brief 02/28/2013

(Washington, DC, February 28, 2013) – Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the historic decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring California's discriminatory Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections