In the News

Lambda Legal attorneys and leaders in the media.

Titlesort ascending Date
Baldwin fights for trans-inclusive ENDA
The Bay Area Reporter
10/11/2007"LGBT organizations and community activists continued to rally after last week's bruising intra-community battle over whether to seek a vote on a version of ENDA that includes only sexual orientation protection or insist that the legislation retain its protection for people based on gender identity.

Transgender Rights

Atlanta, police department sued over gay bar raid
Associated Press
11/24/2009"A national gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department on behalf of 19 people who say they were illegally searched and detained during a late-night raid on a crowded gay bar.

Criminal Justice

Atlanta Eagle patrons file federal lawsuit against city
Atlanta Journal Constitution
11/24/2009"A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the city of Atlanta on behalf of 19 patrons searched and detained during the Sept. 10 raid of the Atlanta Eagle gay bar.

Criminal Justice

At 100, Boy Scouts say they're still 'essential'
Associated Press
12/15/2009"Perhaps the biggest long–term jolt to the Scouts, however, came in the form of a legal victory — the June 2000 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which said the BSA, as a private organization, had a right to exclude gays from its adult and youth ranks.

Asking and Telling Since 1975
The Huffington Post
December 18 was an historic day: The Senate finally followed the House to repeal the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. On this vote, Congress lived up to the values that lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers swore to defend.

As social media shifts boundaries, a student's suicide shows a darker side
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Teens & Young Adults

As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal, Some Choices May Be Lost
The New York Times
Now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in New York, at least a few large companies are requiring their employees to tie the knot if they want their partners to qualify for health insurance.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Arkansan in AIDS discrimination case to visit White House
Arkansas News
An elderly man evicted from a North Little Rock assisted-living center because he had the virus that causes AIDS is scheduled to attend a White House conference on HIV and aging this week.


Arizona law to deny gay benefits blocked
The Arizona Republic
7/24/2010 "A federal judge has blocked Arizona from denying family health insurance to employees' same-sex partners, saying the state violated the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Arizona Law Hurts Us All
The Advocate
5/5/2010 "The Arizona immigration law is still alive and well... and dangerous, and Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson and Francisco Dueñas says gays and lesbians need to join the fight.