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Lambda Legal Commends New York State Division of Human Rights for Proposed Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Rule, Suggests Improvements

(December 18, 2015, New York, NY) – Lambda Legal today submitted comments and suggested changes to New York State’s Division of Human Rights regarding a proposed gender identity nondiscrimination rule, under New York’s Human Rights Law.

Lambda Legal Seeks Accurate Birth Certificates for Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina

(Raleigh, NC December 10, 2015) – Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf Melissa and Meredith Weiss, a married lesbian couple, seeking birth certificates listing both mothers as parents of their two sons.

On World AIDS Day, Lambda Legal Launches Spanish-language HIV “Know Your Rights” Hub

(New York, NY, December 1, 2015) — Today, in recognition of World AIDS Day 2015, Lambda Legal announced it has launched a Spanish-language version of its latest addition to the Lambda Legal “Know Your Rights” mobile-friendly information hub: “Know Your Rights: HIV.”

Lambda Legal lanza recurso en español sobre el VIH durante el Día Mundial de la lucha contra el SIDA

Hoy, en reconocimiento del Día Mundial de la lucha contra el SIDA 2015, Lambda Legal ha lanzado una versión en español de su recurso más reciente, “Conoce Tus Derechos: VIH”.

Lambda Legal Condemns Police Violence, Stands With Chicago Community

(Chicago, November 25, 2015) —Yesterday, the city of Chicago was left reeling after the release of a brutally violent video showing the killing of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old Black teenager who was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014. Van Dyke was charged with First Degree Murder yesterday after a Cook County judge ordered the release of a Chicago Police Department dashcam video showing the shooting. Lambda Legal released the following statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart:

Lambda Legal Congratulates Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Named Champion of Change by White House

(Los Angeles–November 24, 2015) – Lambda Legal is proud to announce that Lambda Legal Community Educator and filmmaker, Marco Castro-Bojorquez was honored as a Champion of Change at a White House event on November 23 that was held to recognize individuals using art to make a difference in the lives of LGBT people.

Lambda Legal Commends Pennsylvania School District for Rejecting Discriminatory Policy

(November 19, 2015,) – Last night, the Northwestern Lehigh school board in New Tripoli, PA announced that it would continue its current practice to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and single-sex facilities that match their gender identity. The Board explicitly rejected efforts by the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to implement policies that would discriminate against transgender students.  

Lambda Legal Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of Gay Couple Kicked Out of Taxi

(Chicago, IL, November 19, 2015) — Today, Lambda Legal settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of two gay men who were unlawfully forced to exit a taxi after they exchanged a brief kiss. As part of the voluntary settlement, the driver of the taxi has apologized to the men and has agreed to make a donation to a local LGBT-focused charity, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

Lambda Legal Calls for Comprehensive Protections for LGBT Hoosiers

“Any bill that gives businesses permission to discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion, or that fails to protect transgender people is unacceptable. We hope Indiana’s leaders have learned that legislating intolerance is bad for the state and moves us backward instead of forward.”

Lambda Legal and CREEC Urge Delta Airlines to Amend Pension Plan to Grant Benefits to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

"Surviving spouses shouldn’t be penalized because they were excluded from marriage for most of their time together."