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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.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | 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.

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination
On World AIDS Day, Lambda Legal Calls for End to HIV Criminalization 12/01/2014

(New York, December 1, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes released a statement to commemorate World AIDS Day:

HIV
Lambda Legal Urges Justice for Police Violence Victims 11/24/2014

(New York, November 24, 2014) —Today, in the wake of the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for shooting Ferguson, Missouri teenager, Michael Brown, Lambda Legal released the following joint statement from Jael Humphrey, Staff Attorney, and Beverly Tillery, Deputy Director of Education & Public Affairs for Education, Advocacy & Inclusion, its Criminal Justic

Criminal Justice | Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination
Lambda Legal: Immigration Order Needs a Plan For LGBT Immigrants 11/20/2014

(Los Angeles, November 20, 2014) – President Obama today announced he is issuing an executive order   taking action on immigration, including temporarily protecting about 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. However, the order provides the administrative relief only for those immigrants whose children are U.S.

Immigration and Asylum | Proyecto Igualdad
Lambda Legal and Forum for Equality Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Louisiana Marriage Case 11/20/2014

“The ruling from the lower court in this case is a time-warped reading of the Constitution and neglects developments in the law, including since the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor,”

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Couples to Marry in South Carolina 11/20/2014

“We congratulate all the happy couples as South Carolina becomes the 34th state where same-sex couples may marry.”  (Charleston, SC) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion filed by South Carolina’s Attorney General  to further delay the start of marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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