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Indiana House Passes Religious Discrimination Bill, SB 101: Lambda Legal Issues Alert to LGBT Community

(Indianapolis, IN, March 19, 2015) - Today, the Indiana House of Representatives, with a vote of 63-31, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

Lambda Legal Applauds Puerto Rico Government for No Longer Defending Discriminatory Marriage Ban

(San Juan, PR, March 20, 2015) — Today, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice César Miranda announced that he will submit a brief saying he would no longer oppose the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Puerto Ricans to marry in support Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking to end the discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT people on the island, saying he agrees the ban is unconstitutional and should be lifted.

Lambda Legal Issues Statement Condemning Confirmation of Rev. Meeks as Chair of Illinois State Board of Education

(Chicago, IL, March 19, 2015) -- In response to the confirmation of Reverend James Meeks as Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education in the Illinois Senate, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Youth and Schools Program Strategist for Lambda Legal, released the following statement:

Legal Teams Submit Proposal to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Oral Argument in Marriage Cases

(Washington D.C.) — Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally among the cases from the four states.

Lambda Legal responde a reporte que indica que el gobierno de Puerto Rico dejará de oponerse al matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo

(Nueva York, NY) — Luego de que medios noticiosos reportaran que el gobierno de Puerto Rico está considerando retirar su apoyo a la ley que prohíbe el matrimonio a parejas del mismo sexo, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, abogado de la organización Lambda Legal expresó lo siguiente:

Lambda Legal Urges Indiana House Judiciary Committee to Reject Discrimination Bill SB 101

(Indianapolis, IN, March 16, 2015) — Today, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill, passed by the Indiana Senate on February 19, which seeks to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds. Jennifer Pizer, National Director of Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project, issued the following statement urging the House Judiciary Committee to vote "no" on Senate Bill 101:

Lambda Legal Responds to Report That Puerto Rican Government Will Drop Opposition to Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(New York, NY) - After news outlets reported that the Puerto Rican government is considering withdrawing its support for the law banning marriage for same-sex couples, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney issued the following statement:

After Indiana Committee Passes SB 101, Lambda Legal Urges Full House to Vote ‘No’ on Religious Discrimination Bill

(Indianapolis, IN) - Today, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee, with a vote of 9-4, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds. Jennifer Pizer, National Director of Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project, issued the following statement condemning the bill’s passage and urging the Indiana House as a whole to vote ‘no’ on Senate Bill 101:

Supreme Court Schedules Marriage Case Arguments for April 28

Washington (March 5, 2015) – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it has scheduled argument for the marriage cases on Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00am.

Lambda Legal Files Emergency Papers Seeking Safekeeping for Transgender Woman in Texas Prison

Houston, TX (March 4, 2015) – Late last night Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that the court compel the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to place Passion Star, a transgender woman currently incarcerated in TDCJ’s male facilities, in safekeeping to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life.
 

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