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Louisiana Insurers Agree to Continue Accepting Third Party Payments through mid-November 03/10/2014

(Baton Rouge, LA, March 10, 2014) – U.S. District Court hearing came to a positive ending today when BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) and two other Louisiana insurersagreed to continue to accept federally-funded third party premium payments on behalf of lower-income Louisianans living with HIV through November 15, 2014, when the next open enrollment period begins.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Ninth Circuit Sets Argument Date in Lambda Legal Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Nevada 03/10/2014

(Las Vegas, March 10, 2014) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today set April 9, 2014 for oral arguments in Sevcik v. Sandoval, Lambda Legal’s lawsuit challenging Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban. Jon W. Davidson, Lambda Legal’s Legal Director and Eden/Rushing Chair issued the following statement:

Proyecto Igualdad
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Lambda Legal Case Challenging HIV-Based Conviction 03/10/2014

(Des Moines, IA,March 10, 2014) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in Lambda Legal’s case representing Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan in his appeal for post-conviction relief.

Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Arizona 03/13/2014

(Phoenix, AZ, March 13, 2014) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Arizona on behalf of seven same-sex couples and the surviving spouses of two additional same-sex couples challenging Arizona’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Files Federal Suit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Indiana 03/13/2014

(Indianapolis, IN, March 12, 2014) – On Monday, in the United States District Court Southern District of Indiana, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry in their home state of Indiana.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Chicago Activist Vernita Gray 03/19/2014

(Chicago, IL, March 19, 2014) — Late last night, after a years long battle with cancer, Chicago activist and Lambda Legal plaintiff Vernita Gray passed away at her home with her wife Patricia Ewert at her side.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case of For-Profit Companies Seeking Religious Exemption from ACA Requirements 03/25/2014

(Washington, March 25, 2014) – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that FDA-approved contraception be among the basic preventive health care services included in insurance coverage for employees.

Health Care Fairness
Lambda Legal Unveils Marriage Victory Ad Campaign on CTA Red Line in Chicago 03/27/2014

(Chicago, IL, March 27, 2014) - Lambda Legal has unveiled a marriage victory ad campaign on the CTA Red line, making Chicago the site of the national non-profit legal organization's first transit ad campaign.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Seeks Immediate Recognition of Marriage for Terminally Ill Woman and Her Wife in Indiana 03/31/2014

(Indianapolis, IN, March 31, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal asked a federal court to order the State of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple in Munster.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Social Security Administration Updates Procedures for Transgender Spouses Following Lambda Legal Advocacy 04/02/2014

(New York, April 2, 2014) - Yesterday, the Social Security Administration (SSA) updated its policies and procedures regarding the ability of transgender individuals to receive benefits through their spouses.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Transgender Rights