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LGBT & Civil Rights Groups Urge U.S. Ninth Circuit to Uphold Ruling Striking Down "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" 04/04/2011

(Los Angeles, April 4, 2011) — Lambda Legal, Knights Out, OutServe, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Anti-Defamation League today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Military
LGBT & HIV Advocates Welcome Recommendations of Obama Policing Task Force 03/03/2015

(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.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
LGBT Advocates Issue Guidance to Hospitals for Treating Transgender Patients 11/05/2013

(New York, NY, November 5, 2013) - Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC Foundation), and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication that will provide much-needed guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
LGBT Advocates Team Up for Marriage Equality in New Jersey; Lambda Legal Plans to File Motion 06/27/2013

(Trenton, June 27, 2013) - A day after the Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal announced its plan to file a motion for summary judgment in New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of Garden State Equality and six same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
LGBT Americans Outraged at Delay in Basic Job Rights; Lambda Legal and 21 Advocacy Groups call on Congress to move on ENDA 12/04/2009

LGBT Bar Association Names Lambda Legal’s Peter Renn One of 2014’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 08/25/2014

(New York, August 25, 2014) – The National LGBT Bar Association has named Lambda Legal Western Regional Office Staff Attorney Peter Renn to its annual list of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

LGBT Community Groups Seek to Intervene in Federal Challenge to Proposition 8 07/08/2009

LGBT Elders Raise Serious Fears about Long Term Care Facilities 04/05/2011

(Washington, April 5, 2011) - A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults who answered a national online survey believe that staff of long-term care facilities would discriminate against an LGBT elder who was open about his or her sexual orientation, and more than half believe that staff or other residents would abuse or neglect an LGBT elder.

Health Care Fairness
LGBT Equal Rights Groups Urge Court to Reject Attack on Prop 8 Trial Judge 05/13/2011

A coalition of groups that advocate for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people today filed a brief urging the U.S. District Court not to vacate last year's historic ruling invalidating Proposition 8. Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the ACLU of Northern California and Equality California filed the friend-of-the-court brief in Perry v. Brown in response to a motion filed last month by supporters of Proposition 8 that asked the court to undo last year's decision in that case. The Prop 8 supporters contend that now-retired Chief Judge Vaughn Walker should have declined to hear the case because he was in a long-term relationship with another man, and that the judge's 135-page decision, which followed a three-week trial, should be invalidated for that reason.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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.

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