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(New York, January 9, 2007) — Upon learning that Terrence Boyle had withdrawn his candidacy for the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, Lambda Legal’s Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement: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

Lambda Legal Settles Federal Lawsuit Against Owner of Las Vegas Subway Restaurants Who Fired Manager Because He Has HIV

(Las Vegas, December 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal announces today that it has settled a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas division, on behalf of a man who was fired by a Subway restaurant owner because he has HIV.

Lambda Legal Statement in Response to California Supreme Court???s Decision to Review In Re Marriage Cases

(Los Angeles, December 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal issued the following statement in response to the California Supreme Court’s decision today to grant review of the lower court decision in In Re. Marriage Cases:

Jon W. Davidson, Legal Director at Lambda Legal and one of the attorneys on the case said:

Lambda Legal and Sylvia Rivera Law Project Settle Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender Youth Denied Appropriate Care in State Custody

(New York, December 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal, Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Deveboise & Plimpton LLP today announce the settlement of a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender youth who was denied appropriate medical treatment and punished for her gender expression in New York juvenile facilities.

Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Woman Whose Job Offer Was Revoked Because She is Transgender

(Houston, Texas, December 18, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal has filed papers in federal court in the Southern District of Texas on behalf of a transgender woman whose employment offer was rescinded because she is transgender.

“When the HR Director found out the company offered a job to a transgender person, the offer was rescinded,” said Cole Thaler, Transgender Rights Attorney at Lambda Legal. “Even though Izza was the best applicant for the job, the company decided that it didn’t want a transgender employee and claimed that she ‘misrepresented’ herself.”

Lambda Legal Fights for Fair Courts in Florida

(Tallahassee, FL, December 14, 2006) — In court papers filed today, Lambda Legal defended the importance of having fair and impartial judges on the bench in the state of Florida.

New Jersey Legislature Passes Civil Union Bill: Lambda Legal Says Fight for Marriage Will Continue

(Trenton, New Jersey, December 14, 2006) — After both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate voted to pass a civil union bill, Lambda Legal says same-sex couples are better off but not equal.

Statement from David Buckel, Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal and lead attorney on the Lewis v. Harris marriage lawsuit: