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Fifth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Lambda Legal Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Louisiana 01/09/2015

"Across the country courts have struck down discriminatory bans denying marriage to same-sex couples as the flawed arguments supporting those bans have crumbled. Today was no different and we trust the Fifth Circuit will see through the desperate arguments the State put forth.”

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Chicago-based CNA Implements New Policy Supporting Employees’ Surviving Same-sex Spouses 01/08/2015

Surviving spouses shouldn’t be penalized because they were excluded from marriage for most of their time together.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Seniors
Georgia Federal Court Allows Lambda Legal Marriage Case to Proceed 01/08/2015

(Atlanta, January 8, 2015 ) - The U.S.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Joins Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Florida Judicial Conduct Code 12/24/2014

(New York, December 24, 2014) – Today Lambda Legal and six other advocacy organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, a case challenging the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct that prohibits judicial candidates from personally requesting campaign contributions.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Responds to Proposed Change in Blood Donation Policy with Call for Real Reform 12/23/2014

(Washington, December 23, 2014) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it plans to move ahead with a recommendation to reduce the deferral period for blood donations from gay and bisexual men from the current lifetime ban to one year.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Lambda Legal Launches Petition Drive Urging Texas Gov.-Elect Abbott to Implement PREA 12/17/2014

(Dallas, TX) - Lambda Legal today launched a petition drive calling on the state of Texas and Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott to implement and abide by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the federal law signed by former President George W. Bush to address the problem of prison rape across the country.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Stop Prison Rape in Texas | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Hails Senate Confirmation of First Openly Gay Judge to Federal Bench in Texas 12/16/2014

(New York, December 16, 2014) – The U.S. Senate tonight confirmed Robert Pitman to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Pitman becomes the first openly gay judge to sit on the federal bench in Texas, and also assumes a seat that had been vacant for more than six years. Lambda Legal Fair Courts Project Manager Eric Lesh released the following statement:  

Fair Courts Project
New York to Require Insurers to Cover Transgender Healthcare; Lambda Legal Applauds 12/11/2014

(New York, December 11, 2014) — Today, with the announcement that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued guidance to health insurance companies that they are barred from discriminating against transgender individuals by denying them medically necessary treatment, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project Director.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds New York City Law to Ease Birth Certificate Changes for Transgender People 12/09/2014

"This is significant news for many New Yorkers who face increased discrimination and harassment when they do not have identity documents that match who they are."

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Condemns Police Violence, Urges NYPD Accountability 12/03/2014

(New York, December 3, 2014) - Today, less than two weeks after the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killing of Michael Brown, a Staten Island grand jury decided that Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was shown on tape using a chokehold to restrain Eric Garner that ultimately led to Garner’s death, will not be indicted.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct