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Eleventh Circuit: HIV-Positive Man Denied Job as Atlanta Police Officer Wins Day in Court 02/01/2012

(Atlanta, February 1, 2012) — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and remanded the case of Lambda Legal client, Richard Roe, back to district court. Roe applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD), but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | HIV
Eleventh Circuit Upholds Victory for Transgender Employee Fired by Georgia Legislature 12/06/2011

(Atlanta, GA, December 6, 2011) — Today the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that the Georgia General Assembly discriminated against Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as Legislative Editor after she told her supervisor that she planned to transition from male to female.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Eleventh Circuit Hears Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of HIV-Positive Man Denied Job as Atlanta Police Officer 01/25/2012

Today Lambda Legal urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling against the claim of a man who applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD), but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | HIV
DOMA Under Fire in Equal Benefits Case 04/14/2011

Today Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster LLP filed an amended complaint challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its case representing Karen Golinski, a federal court employee denied spousal health benefits for her wife.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
DOMA Shift Leaves Government Out of Excuses, Lambda Legal, Morrison & Foerster Inform Judge 03/03/2011

Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster LLP today told a federal judge that government attorneys have shown they have no further arguments and therefore no further legal barrier exists to a married lesbian federal employee receiving spousal health benefits already provided to her heterosexual co-workers. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys had argued that, among other reasons, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibits the employer-provided medical insurance that Karen Golinski had requested for her spouse, Amy Cunninghis. Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster represent Golinski, a 19-year-employee of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
DOJ Delivers Powerful Critique of DOMA in Lambda Legal Case 07/05/2011

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief strongly arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional in a case brought by Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster LLP on behalf of Karen Golinski, a lesbian federal court employee denied medical coverage for her wife, whom she married when same-sex couples could do so in California. The DOJ had previously announced they would no longer defend DOMA, but this is the first legal filing in the country in which they have fully argued to a court that DOMA is unconstitutional. They asked the federal court not to dismiss Golinski's claim.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Court Recognizes Viability of Lambda Legal???s Sex Discrimination Claim on Behalf of Transgender Woman; Case Proceeds to Trial 04/04/2008

(Houston, Texas, April 4, 2008) — The District Court for the Southern District of Texas today denied motions for summary judgment from both sides in the case of a transgender woman who found her job offer from a Houston medical clinic withdrawn after a background check disclosed her sex as male.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Discrimination Lawsuit against Tarrant County College Administrators 03/12/2012

(Fort Worth, TX, March 12, 2012) – A U.S. District Court judge today denied a motion by Tarrant County College (TCC) administrators to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former TCC professor who alleges that the administrators violated the U.S. Constitution by preventing her from interviewing for full-time teaching positions because of their belief that she is a lesbian.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Cook County Human Rights Commission Finds "Substantial Evidence" of Discrimination In Firing of Gay Former School Superintendent Represented by Lambda Legal 07/27/2010

Last week, the Cook County Human Rights Commission found "substantial evidence" of sexual orientation discrimination after Lambda Legal filed a complaint against the Bremen Community High School District No. 228 and School Board President Evelyn Gleason on behalf of former school district superintendent Dr. Richard Mitchell.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Company Admits to Firing a Highly Skilled Georgia Worker Because He Has HIV; Lambda Legal Pushes Forward with Federal Lawsuit 07/29/2004

(Atlanta, Georgia, July 29, 2004) - In court papers responding to a federal lawsuit Lambda Legal filed in May, Nodak Enterprises admitted firing Joey Saavedra, a veteran auto glass installer, because he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

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