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Lambda Legal Issues Statement Condemning Confirmation of Rev. Meeks as Chair of Illinois State Board of Education 03/19/2015

(Chicago, IL, March 19, 2015) -- In response to the confirmation of Reverend James Meeks as Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education in the Illinois Senate, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Youth and Schools Program Strategist for Lambda Legal, released the following statement:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Legal Teams Submit Proposal to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Oral Argument in Marriage Cases 03/17/2015

(Washington D.C.) — Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally among the cases from the four states.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Urges Indiana House Judiciary Committee to Reject Discrimination Bill SB 101 03/16/2015

(Indianapolis, IN, March 16, 2015) — Today, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill, passed by the Indiana Senate on February 19, which seeks to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Responds to Report That Puerto Rican Government Will Drop Opposition to Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 03/16/2015

(New York, NY) - After news outlets reported that the Puerto Rican government is considering withdrawing its support for the law banning marriage for same-sex couples, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney issued the following statement:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Proyecto Igualdad
After Indiana Committee Passes SB 101, Lambda Legal Urges Full House to Vote ‘No’ on Religious Discrimination Bill 03/16/2015

(Indianapolis, IN) - Today, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee, with a vote of 9-4, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal responde a reporte que indica que el gobierno de Puerto Rico dejará de oponerse al matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo 03/16/2015

(Nueva York, NY) — Luego de que medios noticiosos reportaran que el gobierno de Puerto Rico está considerando retirar su apoyo a la ley que prohíbe el matrimonio a parejas del mismo sexo, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, abogado de la organización Lambda Legal expresó lo siguiente:

Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar | Proyecto Igualdad
Supreme Court Schedules Marriage Case Arguments for April 28 03/05/2015

Washington (March 5, 2015) – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it has scheduled argument for the marriage cases on Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00am.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Files Emergency Papers Seeking Safekeeping for Transgender Woman in Texas Prison 03/04/2015

Houston, TX (March 4, 2015) – Late last night Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that the court compel the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to place Passion Star, a transgender woman currently incarcerated in TDCJ’s male facilities, in safekeeping to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life.  

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
LGBT & HIV Advocates Welcome Recommendations of Obama Policing Task Force 03/03/2015

(New York, NY, March 3, 2015) - Following the release of the Interim Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations who presented testimony to the Task Force issued a joint statement.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
Lambda Legal Welcomes Demoya Gordon as New Staff and Transgender Rights Project Attorney 03/02/2015

(New York, NY, March 2, 2015) – Lambda Legal today announced that Demoya Gordon has joined the organization as a new staff and Transgender Rights Project attorney, based in its National Headquarters in New York.

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