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LGBT Equality Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Reject Attack on Prop 8 Trial Judge 11/08/2011

SAN FRANCISCO - Today, a coalition of groups advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a U.S.

Anne Arundel School Employee Gets Benefits for Same-Sex Spouse Following Lambda Legal Discrimination Complaint 11/16/2011

(Anne Arundel County, MD November 16, 2011)—Lambda Legal announced today that Stacy Pipkin, an administrator with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), will receive employment benefits for her same-sex spouse, following a Lambda Legal complaint on her behalf with the Maryland Commission on Human Relations and policy change from AACPS.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Applauds Massachusetts Legislature for Passage of Transgender Rights Bill 11/16/2011


Transgender Rights
Prop 8 Case Back in Federal Court After California Supreme Court Rules that State Law Grants Proponents Right to Appeal 11/17/2011

  (San Francisco, November 17, 2011)—The California Supreme Court today ruled that the proponents of Proposition 8 have an adequate interest under California law to defend the constitutionality of such an initiative when public officials decline to appeal a judgment invalidating it. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Legal Director Jon Davidson:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance 11/18/2011

(New York, November 18, 2011)—Today, in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Attorney:

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Secures Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses of Baltimore County Police Officers 11/22/2011

(Baltimore, MD November 22, 2011) - Baltimore County must grant equal employment benefits to same-sex couples, Lambda Legal announced today, the result of a binding arbitration decision secured after the organization and police union filed grievances on behalf of Baltimore County police officers Margaret Selby and Juanika Ballard, who had been turned down for benefits for their same-sex spouse

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Joins Civil Rights Groups to File Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law, HB 56 11/22/2011

Lambda Legal and 30 public interest organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v. Bentley, the constitutional challenge to Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Immigration
Lambda Legal Urges Federal Court to Grant Asylum to Transgender Woman Living With HIV/AIDS 11/30/2011

(Los Angeles, CA, November 29, 2011) – Today, Lambda Legal and a group of organizations that advocate for the rights of people living with HIV, including HIV-affected immigrants, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Lopez Berera v.

HIV | Immigration | Transgender Rights
On World AIDS Day, Lambda Legal Reaffirms Commitment to Ending HIV Criminalization 12/01/2011

Lambda Legal HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes released a statement to commemorate World AIDS Day.

Lambda Legal Urges Eleventh Circuit to Uphold Ruling for Transgender Woman Fired by Georgia Legislature 12/01/2011

Today Lambda Legal urged the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling that the Georgia General Assembly discriminated against Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as Legislative Editor after she told her supervisor that she planned to transition from male to female.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights