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Discrimination the “Very Purpose” of DOMA, Lambda Legal and GLAD Argue in Supreme Court Brief 03/01/2013

(Washington, DC, March 1, 2013) -- Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in U.S. v. Windsor urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the decision by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals declaring Section 3 of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
HHS Proposes New Federal Rules to End Health Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People 09/03/2015

(September 3, 2015, New York, NY) – The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released proposed rules that clarify that transgender people are protected from a broad range of health care discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the first federal civil rights law that provides protections on th

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
"The LGBT and HIV communities have a huge stake in ensuring that [Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's] replacement is not an extremist ideologue..." 07/05/2005

(New York, July 5, 2005) Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement concerning the resignation of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor this past Friday, July 1, 2005:

Fair Courts Project
"We cannot sit back and turn over the courts to extremists hostile to equality and civil rights." 06/09/2005

Fair Courts Project
(VIDEO) Lambda Legal and Transgender Woman Celebrate Successful Fight Against Discrimination and Harassment at Halfway House 09/04/2014

(Chicago, IL, September 4, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal released a video documenting Donisha McShan’s successful fight to be treated as a woman while at The H Group, the Marion, Illinois, halfway house where she was receiving substance abuse counseling.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
1997 Report Card on America and AIDS Discrimination 11/30/1997

(NEW YORK, December 1, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund recognized World AIDS Day Monday by issuing its annual report card on AIDS discrimination and policy in America, flunking many public officials and media figures, while top honorees include a veteran AIDS physician and Miss America.

A Week of Victories 04/08/2009

This is a week we all will remember: first Iowa, then Vermont, then D.C — all emphatically embracing equality, respect, and consistent treatment of all families under law. We have turned another critical corner in this equal rights movement.

A Year After Death, Lesbian Fights for Justice for Partner 02/21/2008

(Miami, Florida, February 21, 2008) —  "There is nothing that can make up for what my children and I endured that day," said Lambda Legal client Janice Langbehn about the way she was treated on the day her partner, Lisa Pond, died. "We only want the hospital to take responsibility for how they treated us and ensure that it doesn't happen to another family."

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
A. Cornelius Baker is Keynote Speaker for Civil Rights Lecture and Luncheon 09/14/2000

(CHICAGO, September 14, 2000) — National authority on HIV and AIDS policy A. Cornelius Baker will deliver the Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Lecture next month, at a time when discrimination and health threats to American and international communities demand attention, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

A. Cornelius Baker to Speak at Bon Foster Memorial Lecture and Luncheon 10/04/2000

(CHICAGO, October 4, 2000) — National authority on HIV and AIDS policy A. Cornelius Baker’s upcoming Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Lecture on Friday, October 20 comes at a crucial time for discrimination protections in the United States, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Wednesday.