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Lambda Legal Releases Report On the State of Stigma and Discrimination Against People with HIV on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

(New York, February 7, 2007) — Today, on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Lambda Legal released an evidence-based report aimed at providing the facts on the continued stigma faced by people with HIV to policy makers and advocates. Below, Bebe J. Aderson, HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, makes a statement about “The State of HIV Stigma and Discrimination in 2007: An Evidence Based Report”:

Lambda Legal Launches 'Clock In For Equality: The National Day of Action for Workplace Fairness for LGBT Employees and Employees with HIV'

(Dallas, February 2, 2007) — This morning in Dallas, Lambda Legal unveiled its plans for ‘Clock In For Equality’ — a national day of action for workplace fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, and workers living with HIV.

Lambda Legal Secures Asylum for Gay Mexican Immigrant

(Los Angeles, January 30, 2007) — Lambda Legal announces that, after a hearing before an immigration judge earlier today, it has secured asylum for a man who had suffered death threats and beatings from police and others in his native Mexico because he is gay.

Lambda Legal Asks Iowa Court Today To Rule for Same-Sex Couples Seeking Marriage

(Des Moines, Tuesday, January 30, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal will submit papers explaining to the state court that same-sex couples in Iowa need the protections and security that only marriage provides and seeking a ruling for the couples and their children in their lawsuit seeking full marriage equality.

Ohio Court Says Custody Agreement Stands Between Lesbian Moms: Lambda Legal Lauds Decision

(Franklin County, Ohio, January 25, 2007) — In a 12 page decision, Judge Carol Squire ruled that a custody arrangement between two lesbian parents is valid despite Ohio’s antigay constitutional amendment.

Lambda Legal Encourages Washington State Senate to Support Domestic Partnership Bill (SB 5336)

(Olympia, Washington, January 25, 2007) — In a letter sent today to the Chair of the Washington State Senate Committee On Government Operations and Elections, Lambda Legal urged legislators to allow same-sex couples to marry and called on them to pass SB 5336 in order to provide immediate protections to same-sex couples in Washington.

Lambda Legal and Child Welfare League of America Launch Tool Kit to Support LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare System

(New York, January 11, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) launched Getting Down to Basics, a new tool kit designed to provide information to professionals and others interested in helping meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth within the child welfare system.

Lambda Legal Statement Supporting Marriage and Domestic Partnership Bills for Same-Sex Couples in Washington

(Olympia, Washington, January 11, 2007) — In support of two bills set to be introduced today in the Washington State Legislature that would set the state on the path toward marriage equality and provide some critical rights and protections to same-sex couples and their families, Lambda Legal issues the following statement.

Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel in Lambda Legal’s Western Regional Office, said:

Terrence Boyle Withdraws from Federal Appeals Court Nomination: Lambda Legal Celebrates

(New York, January 9, 2007) — Upon learning that Terrence Boyle had withdrawn his candidacy for the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, Lambda Legal’s Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement:

“By making clear that Judge Boyle’s nomination would face serious opposition, congressional leadership has moved toward fulfilling the promise of judicial fairness for all Americans.