(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:
(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.
(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papers in federal court in the Southern District of Texas on behalf of a transgender woman whose employment offer was rescinded because she is transgender.
“When the HR Director found out the company offered a job to a transgender person, the offer was rescinded,” said Cole Thaler, Transgender Rights Attorney at Lambda Legal.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.”
(New York, New Jersey, December 13, 2006) — With a vote scheduled for Thursday in both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on a civil union bill, Lambda Legal says the legislature acted too fast to allow a full debate of the issue of marriage for same-sex couples.
(Chicago, December 13, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a complaint with the Cook County Human Rights Commission charging the Bremen Community High School District No. 228, Bremen Community Board of Education, and Bremen School Board president, Evelyn Gleason, with sexual orientation discrimination.
(Trenton, New Jersey, December 11, 2006) — At the conclusion of the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on Senate Bill S2407, a civil union bill, the members voted to send the measure to the full Senate for a floor vote.
Lambda Legal, the organization representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit which resulted in the New Jersey Supreme Court decision in October, said the measure is moving too fast for justice to prevail.
(Trenton, New Jersey, December 7, 2006) — At the conclusion of the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing today on Assembly Bill A3787, a civil union bill, the members voted to send the measure to the full Assembly for a floor vote.
Lambda Legal, the organization representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit which resulted in the New Jersey Supreme Court decision in October, called the measure discriminatory.