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Lambda Legal Congratulates Staff Attorney Flor Bermudez on Hispanic National Bar Association Award 03/27/2012

(New York, March 27, 2012) - Flor Bermudez, Youth in Out of Home Care Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal, has been named a recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) 2012 Top Lawyers Under Forty Award.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Legal Joins Groups Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Ruling against Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law 03/28/2012

(New York, March 28, 2012)—Yesterday, Lambda Legal and over 100 civil rights, faith and community organizations – including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and League of United Latin American Citizens – filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Arizona v. United States, the State of Arizona’s appeal of a federal court decision enjoining key sections of SB1070.

Lambda Legal se une a grupos para apoyar decisión contra la ley anti-inmigrante de Arizona en la Corte Suprema 03/28/2012

(Nueva York, 28 de marzo de 2012) - Ayer, Lambda Legal y más de 100 organizaciones que apoyan los derechos de los inmigrantes - incluyendo la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC, por sus siglas en inglés) - participaron como amigos de la corte (amicus) en el caso Arizona contra United States, en el cual la Corte Supreme está evaluando la possible inconstitucionalidad de la ley an

Immigration | Proyecto Igualdad
National lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups issue joint open letter on the killing of Trayvon Martin 04/02/2012

WASHINGTON, April 2 — A coalition of national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations today issued an open letter that described the killing of Trayvon Martin as a "national call to action"; urged local and federal authorities to find answers in the case that has garnered worldwide attention; and d

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
Federal Court Continues To Bar Arizona from Stripping Family Coverage for Lesbian and Gay State Employees 04/03/2012

(San Francisco, April 3, 2012) — The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the request of Arizona State officials for an en banc rehearing of an earlier ruling that maintains family health coverage for lesbian and gay State employees until a court issues a final decision in the case.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Against Ohio School on Behalf of Gay Student 04/03/2012

“Schools should be in the business of educating students about First Amendment freedoms, not trampling on their right to express themselves.”

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Ohio School Changes Position In Lambda Legal Case Defending Student’s Right to Wear T-Shirt 04/04/2012

“A student’s First Amendment rights are not restricted to one day of the year – we will continue to fight until Maverick is allowed to express who he is on any day he chooses.”

Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal Urges New York Lawmakers to End Use of Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution 04/05/2012

(New York, April 5, 2012)—With news last month that the New York state legislature has filed over 300 bills away to the Rules Committee preventing them from being voted on, Lambda Legal submitted a memorandum today urging New York legislators to reconsider and support the passage of bill S323/A1008 that, if enacted, would prevent police and prosecutors from using possession of condoms as evide

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct
Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Nevada 04/10/2012

(Las Vegas, April 10, 2012) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Nevada on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging Nevada’s constitutional ban on marriage equality, which relegates them to only a second-class status. Meet the plaintiffs.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Celebrates National Day of Silence: Maverick Couch Wears "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe" T-Shirt 04/20/2012


Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools