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Federal Judge Issues Final Order Striking Down Louisiana’s Marriage Ban

“With this order, Governor Jindal has run out of excuses for delaying recognition of same-sex couples’ right to get married and have their marriages recognized. Enough is enough.”

Lambda Legal Responds to New ICE Guidance on Treatment of Transgender Detainees

(New York, NY, June 30, 2015) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this month issued expanded guidelines on the treatment of transgender immigrants currently detained in ICE facilities.

Victory in Lambda Legal’s North Dakota Marriage Case

(Fargo, North Dakota, June 29, 2015) – Today, in the Lambda Legal case Jorgensen v. Montplaisir, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota lifted the stay on the case and struck down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Lambda Legal Launches Marriage Tracker, an Online Reporting Website for Same-Sex Couples

(New York, NY, June 29, 2015) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping decision on Friday ushering in marriage in all 50 states, Lambda Legal has introduced a new resource, the Marriage Tracker.

¡Victoria! El Tribunal Supremo invalida leyes matrimoniales discriminatorias hacia parejas del mismo sexo en decisión histórica

En una decisión histórica, el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos hoy declaró que negar el derecho al matrimonio civil a las parejas del mismo sexo es una violación de la Constitución.

LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide after Historic Marriage Ruling

“There is much to celebrate with this affirmation of the dignity, liberty and equality of same-sex couples, and undoubtedly there will also be some questions.”

Lambda Legal Urges First Circuit to Immediately Strike Down Marriage Bans in Puerto Rico

Lambda Legal appealed a lower court ruling dismissing the challenge to Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban to the First Circuit, where it has been pending during the Supreme Court’s consideration.

Lambda Legal le pide al Primer Circuito que invalide inmediatamente las leyes prohibiendo el matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo en Puerto Rico

El alegato se radico después de la decisión del Tribunal Supremo declarando que las leyes prohibiendo estos matrimonios están en violación de la constitución. Lambda Legal apelo la decisión de decisión de la Corte de Distrito en la cual se desestimó el caso, el cual ha estado pendiente durante la consideración del Tribunal Supremo.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies; Important Victory for HIV-Affected Communities

“Today, the Court acted to preserve a key component in the battle against HIV/AIDS—improved access to affordable, reliable and comprehensive healthcare, an especially critical need for vulnerable communities of color.”

(New York, NY June 25, 2015) — Today, in a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court, rejected the latest challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), declaring that health insurance subsidies are available to residents of all states.

Victory! Supreme Court Upholds Key Protections of Fair Housing Act

“The Court’s ruling acknowledges the entrenched nature of policies that perpetuate housing segregation, and the importance of disparate impact claims in addressing them.”

(Washington, D.C., June 25, 2015) – In a 5-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits not only intentional housing discrimination, but those housing decisions that have a “disparate impact” on a vulnerable population.