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Lambda Legal Extremely Disappointed as Iowa Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction of HIV-Positive Man 10/02/2013

(Des Moines, IA, October 2, 2013) — Today the Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

HIV
Lambda Legal Sues NY Landlord to Add Same-Sex Spouse to Lease 10/02/2013

(New York, October 2, 2013) - Lambda Legal filed a complaint today against a New York City landlord for refusing to add lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein's spouse Dorothy Calvani to her rent-stabilized lease as is required by state and city law.

Housing | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Vows to Fight a Stay; Same-Sex Couples in NJ Must Be Allowed to Marry 10/01/2013

(Trenton, October 1, 2013) - Today after New Jersey Attorney General Hoffman announced his plans to file papers seeking to stay last Friday's ruling by a New Jersey Superior Court allowing same-sex couples to marry, Lambda Legal issued the following statement.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for West Virginia Same-Sex Couples 10/01/2013

(Huntington, WV, October 1, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, and the child of one of the couples.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Court for Swift Ruling in Virginia Marriage Case 09/30/2013

(Harrisonburg, September 30, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia are filing a motion for summary judgment asking the court for a swift resolution to the harm and indignity same-sex couples face without marriage.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Same-Sex Couples in Lambda Legal and ACLU Marriage Cases Win Day in Court 09/27/2013

(Chicago, IL, September 27, 2013) - In another victory on the road to the freedom to marry for thousands of gay and lesbian couples and their families, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division today denied a motion to dismiss the two landmark cases seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
NJ Superior Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Major Post-DOMA Decision 09/27/2013

(Trenton, August 15, 2013) — Today, in one of the first major court challenges since the demise of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the New Jersey Superior Court granted Lambda Legal’s motion for summary judgment in its case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and six same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Lambda Legal Helps South Dakota Transgender Employee Win Landmark Settlement After Wrongful Termination 09/16/2013

(Rapid City, SD, September 16, 2013) — Today Lambda Legal announced a landmark settlement for Cori McCreery, a transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female at work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal to Texas National Guard: Follow Dept. of Defense Guidelines for Married Same-Sex Couples 09/13/2013

(Dallas, TX, September 13, 2013) – Lambda Legal today sent a letter to the commanding general of Texas Military Forces urging him to abide by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines and allow married same-sex military couples to register for federal benefits at any military base in the state.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military | Same-Sex Relationships
Iowa Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case 09/11/2013

(Des Moines, IA, September 11, 2013) — Today the Iowa Court of Appeals heard arguments in Lambda Legal’s case representing Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan in his appeal for post-conviction relief.

Criminal Justice | HIV

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