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¡Victoria! El Tribunal Supremo invalida leyes matrimoniales discriminatorias hacia parejas del mismo sexo en decisión histórica

En una decisión histórica, el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos hoy declaró que negar el derecho al matrimonio civil a las parejas del mismo sexo es una violación de la Constitución.

LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide after Historic Marriage Ruling

“There is much to celebrate with this affirmation of the dignity, liberty and equality of same-sex couples, and undoubtedly there will also be some questions.”

Lambda Legal Urges First Circuit to Immediately Strike Down Marriage Bans in Puerto Rico

Lambda Legal appealed a lower court ruling dismissing the challenge to Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban to the First Circuit, where it has been pending during the Supreme Court’s consideration.

Lambda Legal le pide al Primer Circuito que invalide inmediatamente las leyes prohibiendo el matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo en Puerto Rico

El alegato se radico después de la decisión del Tribunal Supremo declarando que las leyes prohibiendo estos matrimonios están en violación de la constitución. Lambda Legal apelo la decisión de decisión de la Corte de Distrito en la cual se desestimó el caso, el cual ha estado pendiente durante la consideración del Tribunal Supremo.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies; Important Victory for HIV-Affected Communities

“Today, the Court acted to preserve a key component in the battle against HIV/AIDS—improved access to affordable, reliable and comprehensive healthcare, an especially critical need for vulnerable communities of color.”

(New York, NY June 25, 2015) — Today, in a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court, rejected the latest challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), declaring that health insurance subsidies are available to residents of all states.

Victory! Supreme Court Upholds Key Protections of Fair Housing Act

“The Court’s ruling acknowledges the entrenched nature of policies that perpetuate housing segregation, and the importance of disparate impact claims in addressing them.”

(Washington, D.C., June 25, 2015) – In a 5-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits not only intentional housing discrimination, but those housing decisions that have a “disparate impact” on a vulnerable population.

Board of Immigration Appeals Grants Asylum to HIV-Positive Man from Mexico

Chicago, IL (June 25, 2015) – The Board of Immigration Appeals has granted asylum to a Mexican man based on persecution he would experience in Mexico because he is HIV-positive and therefore likely would be perceived as gay.

Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center represented Roberto Santin, with amicus support from Lambda Legal and the HIV Law Project. Mr. Santin came into ICE custody just months after he received his life-changing diagnosis.  He then fought for asylum while detained for more than two years.

New York State Governor Cuomo Acts to Remove Juveniles from State Prisons

“While we await broad reform that is long overdue, we hope the Governor’s order will protect youth who are wholly dependent on the state for their health, emotional well-being and physical safety.”

Lambda Legal Statement on Tragedy in Charleston

(New York, June 18, 2015)---Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart:

Lambda Legal Urges Ninth Circuit to Uphold Arizona Judicial Conduct Code

“If judges and judicial candidates are allowed to engage in partisan political activity, how can judicial integrity and due process really be ensured?”

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