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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
Lambda Legal Applauds Obama Endorsement of Federal Student Non-Discrimination Act 04/20/2012


Lambda Legal Urges New York High Court to Reject Felony Charge Based on HIV Status 04/25/2012

(New York, April 25, 2012) - Lambda Legal has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the New York Court of Appeals urging the Court to drop the aggravated assault charge leveled at a criminal defendant based on his HIV status.

Lambda Legal Congratulates Iowa Supreme Court Justices on John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award 05/07/2012

(Chicago, May 7, 2012) - Today three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who ruled in favor of Lambda Legal's case (Varnum v. Brien) in a unanimous decision establishing marriage equality in Iowa will receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

North Carolina Amendment One Passes: Lambda Legal Issues Warning 05/09/2012

(New York, March 9, 2012) After the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Camilla Taylor, National Marriage Project Director:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Daily Journal Names Lambda Legal's Tara Borelli One of the Top Women Lawyers for 2012 05/09/2012

(Los Angeles, May 9, 2012) -- The Daily Journal has named Lambda Legal Western Regional Office Staff Attorney Tara Borelli to its annual list of California's top female attorneys. The list features 75 litigators and 25 corporate or transactional lawyers who have played a significant role in California's legal market over the past year.

Obama Endorses Marriage Equality: Lambda Legal Celebrates 05/09/2012

(New York, May 9, 2012)—Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement: We welcome the news that President Obama understands the importance of equality for all people in this country and we are excited that he joins the majority of Americans in supporting the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Names Charles MarLett and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as Partners for Equality 05/14/2012

(Dallas, TX, May 11, 2012) - Lambda Legal's South Central Regional Office announced today that former American Airlines Corporate Secretary Charles MarLett and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher will be recipients of the 2012 Partners for Equality Award.

Lambda Legal Elects Transgender Law Expert Jillian Weiss to Board of Directors 05/14/2012

(New York, May 14, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced the election of Jillian Weiss, New Jersey law professor and transgender advocate, to serve on its Board of Directors.

Maryland Court Recognizes Out-of-State Marriage of Same-Sex Couple Represented by Lambda Legal and NCLR 05/18/2012

(Annapolis, MD May 18, 2012)—Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights applaud a ruling today by the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, granting a divorce to a same-sex couple, Virginia Cowan and Jessica Port, who were married outside of Maryland.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections