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Obama Administration Plans Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors: Lambda Legal Looks Forward to Process 06/16/2014

(New York, June 16, 2014) - The White House has announced it is directing staff to create language for an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Applauds Historic Same-Day Senate Confirmation of Two Openly Gay Nominees to the Federal Bench 06/17/2014

(New York, June 17, 2014) - Today, the U.S. Senate made judicial history by confirming Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Staci Yandle to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, marking the first time that two openly gay judicial nominees have been confirmed to the federal bench on the same day.

Fair Courts Project
Married Same-Sex Couples Receive Many Federal Benefits, but Other Critical Protections Remain Out of Reach: Lambda Legal’s Work Continues 06/20/2014

(New York, June 20, 2014)—Today the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report recounting extensive recognition of same-sex spouses for purposes of federal benefits.  But the DOJ asserts that access for married same-sex couples and survivors living in states that deny recognition to their marriages to some of the most critical benefits offered by the Social Security Administration and Depar

Lambda Legal Applauds Historic Confirmation of First Openly Lesbian Judge to Puerto Rico Supreme Court 06/24/2014

(San Juan, PR, June 24, 2014) — Yesterday, the Puerto Rico Senate confirmed attorney Maite Oronoz Rodríguez as an Associate Justice to the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, marking the first time that an openly lesbian judicial nominee is confirmed to the Commonwealth’s highest court.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Joins Lawsuit Seeking End to Discriminatory Marriage Ban in Puerto Rico 06/25/2014

(San Juan, PR, June 25, 2014) — Today in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Lambda Legal filed an amended complaint seeking to end the discriminatory limits on marriage in Puerto Rico.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar
Victory! Federal Court Rules Indiana’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional 06/25/2014

(Evansville, IN, June 25, 2014) — Today, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that Indiana’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Applauds 10th Circuit Ruling Striking Down Utah Marriage Ban 06/25/2014

Denver, CO (June 25, 2014) – The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a decision upholding a District Court ruling striking down Utah’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Transgender Client Naya Taylor 06/26/2014

(Chicago June 26, 2014) — Late last Friday Lambda Legal received word that its client, Naya Taylor, unexpectedly passed away after complications from a heart attack.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Vows to Continue Fight After 7th Circuit Issues Stay 06/27/2014

(Indianapolis, IN – June 27, 2014) – Moments ago, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s emergency motion to stay the freedom to marry for all Hoosiers achieved through Lambda Legal's victories in Baskin v. Bogan and two other lawsuits.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Files Emergency Motion in Indiana 06/30/2014

(Evansville, IN, June 30, 2014) — Lambda Legal filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court on an emergency basis to recognize the marriage of Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler while the case proceeds, because Niki battles Stage IV ovarian cancer.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections