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Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Ron Dorfman, Chicago Journalist and Marriage Plaintiff 02/12/2014

(Chicago, IL, February 11, 2014) — Ron Dorfman, veteran Chicago journalist and activist, died yesterday in his home from heart failure. Mr. Dorfman and his husband Ken Ilio were married on December 13, 2013 after Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois filed a lawsuit on their behalf seeking immediate issuance of marriage licenses for Illinois same-sex couples where one partner has a terminal illness.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Files Administrative Complaints Against Two More Louisiana Insurers Targeting People with HIV 02/13/2014

(New Orleans, LA, February 13, 2014) – Lambda Legal announced today that it has filed administrative complaints with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights against two additional Louisiana health insurers who are adopting BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana's (BCBS's) approach and are no longer accepting federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) third-party premium subsidies for low-income Louisianans living with HIV.

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Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Against Louisiana Insurers for Dumping People with HIV 02/20/2014

(New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2014) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal class action discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS), which will no longer accept the federally-funded premium subsidies that enable low-income Louisianans living with HIV to purchase health insurance.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Against Louisiana Insurers for Dumping People With HIV 02/20/2014

(New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2014) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal class action discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS), which will no longer accept the federally-funded premium subsidies that enable low-income Louisianans living with HIV to purchase health insurance.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Health Care Fairness | HIV
Victory! Court Grants Immediate Freedom to Marry to Illinois Same-sex Couples 02/21/2014

(Chicago, IL, February 21, 2014) — A federal court today ordered the Cook County Clerk’s office to provide marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, rather than require them to wait until June, the default implementation date for the marriage equality bill passed by the Illinois legislature last year.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Lambda Legal Persuades Social Security to Give Survivor Benefits to 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow 02/24/2014

(New York, February 24, 2014) — Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.

Seniors | Transgender Rights
Louisiana Insurers to Continue Accepting Ryan White Funds as Lambda Legal Lawsuit Progresses 02/25/2014

(Baton Rouge, LA, February 25, 2014) – BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) and two other Louisiana insurers will continue to accept federally-funded third party premium funds for the time being as Lambda Legal’s lawsuit against the insurance companies progresses through the courts.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Lambda Legal Hails Decision Striking Down Texas Marriage Ban 02/26/2014

(Dallas, TX, February 26, 2014) – A U.S. District Court judge in Texas today struck down Texas’ discriminatory ban denying same-sex couples the ability to marry in the state.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Urges Third Circuit to Uphold New Jersey Law Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors 03/06/2014

(New York, March 6, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging the court to uphold the New Jersey law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change the identities of LGBTQ youth – sometimes referred to as “conversion therapy” or "ex-gay therapy."

Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Lambda Legal Case Challenging HIV-Based Conviction 03/10/2014

(Des Moines, IA,March 10, 2014) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in Lambda Legal’s case representing Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan in his appeal for post-conviction relief.

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