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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.

Lambda Legal, ACLU and Gerhardstein & Branch File Ohio Marriage Case Brief at U.S. Supreme Court 02/27/2015

(Washington, February 27, 2015) — Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Ohio-based Gerhardstein & Branch today filed their brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Henry v. Hodges and Obergefell v. Hodges arguing that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex couples violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Indiana Senate Passes SB 101, Lambda Legal Urges House to Vote ‘No’ on Religious Discrimination Bill 02/24/2015

(Indianapolis, IN, February 24, 2015) - Today, the Indiana Senate, with a vote of 40-10, 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 | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Animus on display – why Arkansas SB 202 deserves a veto 02/21/2015

(Little Rock, AR – February 21, 2015) – In response to the passage of SB 202 by the Arkansas legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union; ACLU of Arkansas; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Lambda Legal; and National Center for Lesbian Rights issued the following statement:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal to Alabama Probate Judges: Ignore Chief Justice Roy Moore 02/10/2015

(New York, February 10, 2015) - Today, Lambda Legal sent an open letter to the President of the Alabama Probate Judges Association and probate judges of counties that are not issuing licenses to same-sex couples urging them to disregard Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s legally incorrect and unfounded Administrative Order and instead issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and different-se

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Urges Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee to Reject Senate Bill 568 for What It Is, a License to Discriminate 02/09/2015

(Indianapolis, IN, February 9, 2015) - Today, the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee will consider 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
Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Indiana Marriage Plaintiff Niki Quasney 02/08/2015

(Chicago, IL, February 8, 2015) — On Thursday, February 5th, after more than five years of battling ovarian cancer, Lambda Legal plaintiff Niki Quasney, 38, passed away with her wife, Amy Sandler, her mother and 5 siblings by her side. Paul Castillo, Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal issued the following statement:  

Lambda Legal Files Brief Urging Supreme Court to Protect ACA Healthcare Subsidies 01/29/2015

(New York, NY January 29, 2015) — Today in the United States Supreme Court, Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of nine national HIV advocacy organizations in King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Fairness