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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:

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.
 

LGBT & HIV Advocates Welcome Recommendations of Obama Policing Task Force

(New York, NY, March 3, 2015) - Following the release of the Interim Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations who presented testimony to the Task Force issued a joint statement.

Lambda Legal Welcomes Demoya Gordon as New Staff and Transgender Rights Project Attorney

(New York, NY, March 2, 2015) – Lambda Legal today announced that Demoya Gordon has joined the organization as a new staff and Transgender Rights Project attorney, based in its National Headquarters in New York.

Lambda Legal, ACLU and Gerhardstein & Branch File Ohio Marriage Case Brief at U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, February 27, 2015) — Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Ohio-based Gerhardstein & Branch today filed their brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Henry v. Hodges and Obergefell v. Hodges arguing that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex couples violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

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

(Indianapolis, IN, February 24, 2015) - Today, the Indiana Senate, with a vote of 40-10, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

Animus on display – why Arkansas SB 202 deserves a veto

(Little Rock, AR – February 21, 2015) – In response to the passage of SB 202 by the Arkansas legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union; ACLU of Arkansas; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Lambda Legal; and National Center for Lesbian Rights issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal to Alabama Probate Judges: Ignore Chief Justice Roy Moore

(New York, February 10, 2015) - Today, Lambda Legal sent an open letter to the President of the Alabama Probate Judges Association and probate judges of counties that are not issuing licenses to same-sex couples urging them to disregard Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s legally incorrect and unfounded Administrative Order and instead issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and different-sex couples alike, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the state’s request for a stay. 

Excerpt of the open letter (with citations omitted):

Lambda Legal Urges Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee to Reject Senate Bill 568 for What It Is, a License to Discriminate

(Indianapolis, IN, February 9, 2015) - Today, the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.

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