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Lambda Legal Welcomes Garner Fellow Aisha Davis to Midwest Regional Office 07/28/2015

(Chicago, IL, July 28, 2015) —Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office welcomed Aisha Davis as Lambda Legal’s new Tyron Garner Memo

Lambda Legal Applauds Vote by Boy Scouts National Executive Committee to Lift Ban on Gay Leaders 07/27/2015

“One important way of judging a society is how it treats its young people.  The story of how America’s largest youth organization became more open and accepting is a remarkable story of incremental change that is not fully over…”

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Nondiscrimination Bill in Congress 07/23/2015

(Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015)—Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, together with lead co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), introduced the Equality Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, and jury service.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Housing | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Teens & Young Adults | Transgender Rights | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Condemns Attack on Supreme Court After Marriage and Healthcare Decisions 07/22/2015

“An attack against LGBT equality disguised as a legislative hearing against ‘judicial activism’ is a dangerous threat to the public’s confidence in our democratic institutions.”

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Applauds Groundbreaking EEOC Decision Protecting Lesbians and Gay Men from Sex Discrimination in Employment 07/16/2015

(New York, July 16, 2015) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a landmark ruling that the sex discrimination provisions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protect employees who suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The decision will have two major effects.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
After 24 Years of Leadership, Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart Announces Retirement 07/15/2015

Kevin M. Cathcart, who has been the Executive Director of Lambda Legal since 1992, announced today that he will retire when his current contract ends at the end of April, 2016.

Victory in Lambda Legal’s Puerto Rico Marriage Case 07/08/2015

(San Juan, PR, July 8, 2015) – Today, in light of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which struck down marriage bans nationwide, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated the district court’s ruling in Conde-Vidal v. Rius-Armendariz, that had upheld Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban.

Victoria para Lambda Legal en el caso de matrimonio en Puerto Rico 07/08/2015

“La decisión del día de hoy provee aún más reconocimiento a la dignidad e igualdad de las personas LGBTT en Puerto Rico. Aplaudimos al Primer Circuito por reconocer que la prohibición al matrimonio en Puerto Rico es inconstitucional”.

Lambda Legal and the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries Lament Black Church Burnings 07/03/2015

(New York, July 2, 2015)---Lambda Legal and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries issued the following joint statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart and Bishop Yvette Flunder:  

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
Federal Judge Issues Final Order Striking Down Louisiana’s Marriage Ban 07/02/2015

“With this order, Governor Jindal has run out of excuses for delaying recognition of same-sex couples’ right to get married and have their marriages recognized. Enough is enough.”