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Lambda Legal and Child Welfare League of America Launch Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth in Foster Care 08/17/2006

(Washington D.C., August 16, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal and the Child Welfare League of America launched a new publication to serve as a guide for helping the child welfare system to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth in care.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Legal and ARCW Resolve Discrimination Case on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery 12/28/2010

Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) announced that the discrimination lawsuit they brought on behalf of Melody Rose, a woman living with HIV who was denied gallbladder surgery, has been resolved.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Lambda Legal and ARCW File Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of HIV Positive Woman Denied Surgery by Healthcare Provider 02/12/2009

(Milwaukee, WI, February 12, 2009) — Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of Melody Rose, a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman who was denied surgery to remove her gallbladder because she has HIV.

Health Care Fairness
Lambda Legal and Advocates Urge Gov. Christie to Stop Playing Politics with the Court 05/05/2014

(New York, May 5, 2014) - Lambda Legal today launched a multi-faceted campaign in conjunction with New Jersey-based legal organizations, citizens groups, and unions to persuade New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie not to play politics with the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal and ACLU Urge Federal Court To Strike Down Nebraska Law Banning Recognition of Gay Couples 10/15/2004

LINCOLN, NE – The American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal filed their opening trial brief today in federal court urging the court to strike down a Nebraska constitutional amendment that bars the state and cities from ever granting any type of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal and ACLU to Governor: Do Not Veto HB 444 06/21/2010

(Honolulu, June 21, 2010) — Today, in a notification letter to the Legislature, Governor Linda Lingle included HB 444 in a list of bills she may veto. This notification has prompted a renewed call from civil unions supporters for her to allow the bill to become law.

Lambda Legal and ACLU to File Lawsuit Against Hawai`i Governor Seeking Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples 07/29/2010

Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai`i Foundation (ACLU) will hold a news conference July 29, 2010 to announce the filing of a lawsuit against Governor Linda Lingle and the State of Hawai`i following Lingle's veto of HB 444, the civil unions bill. A post-filing "talk story" event for civil unions allies will follow that evening.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU Ready Lawsuit Following Veto of HB 444 07/06/2010

Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai`i (ACLU) reacted today with deep disappointment following Hawai`i Governor Linda Lingle's veto of HB 444, which would have allowed gay and straight Hawai`i couples to take legal responsibility for each other by entering civil unions. Having received strong majority votes by both houses of the Hawai`i Legislature, the bill was given final approval on April 29, the last day of the session. Lingle had until July 6 to take action on the bill.

Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Plaintiffs, Vernita and Pat, Wed in Private Home Ceremony 11/27/2013

(Chicago, IL, November 27th, 2013) — Today, in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family, Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert were wed at their home in Chicago.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Expedite Marriage for Same-sex Couples Facing Urgent Medical Circumstances 12/16/2013

(Chicago, IL, December 16, 2013) — Today, a federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to immediately issue marriage licenses to all Illinois same-sex couples who, because of a life-threatening illness, cannot wait until next summer to get married.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections