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Federal Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Woman Represented by Lambda Legal After She Was Fired By Georgia General Assembly 07/06/2010

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that the Georgia General Assembly discriminated against Lambda Legal client Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as Legislative Editor after she told her supervisor that she planned to transition from male to female.

Transgender Rights
Federal Court Rules Being Gay Not Grounds for Recusal: Lambda Legal Applauds 06/14/2011

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled today that being gay doesn't disqualify a judge from ruling impartially on a case involving rights that impact lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Federal Court Rejects Howard K. Stern's Gay Defamation Claim 08/12/2009

(New York, August 12, 2009) — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York today rejected Howard K. Stern’s claim that being called gay is defamatory per se and ruled that he is not entitled to collect damages on this basis. Lambda Legal argued this point in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in March 2009.

Federal Court Re-Hears Same-Sex Couple's Challenge of Louisiana Refusal to Respect Out-of-State Adoptions 01/19/2011

Today the full U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case regarding the New York adoption of a Louisiana-born baby boy by a same-sex couple after the state of Louisiana denied the child an accurate birth certificate reflecting both of his parents.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Federal Court Judge Orders Louisiana Registrar to Recognize Out-of-State Adoption by Lambda Legal Client Couple 12/23/2008

(New Orleans, December 23, 2008) — In a major victory for same-sex parents nationwide, a U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana has ordered the state registrar to honor the New York adoption of a baby boy by a same-sex couple, saying her continued failure to do so violated the U.S. Constitution.

Federal Court in Illinois Orders Immediate Marriage License for Terminally Ill Woman and Her Lesbian Partner in Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Case 11/25/2013

(CHICAGO) November 25, 2013 -- Today, a federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple in Chicago.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Federal Court Hears Arguments in Case Defending Transgender People's Right to Access Medical Treatment in Prison 02/07/2011

Today the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case defending the right of transgender people to receive medical care while they are incarcerated. Under Wisconsin law, prison doctors are prohibited from prescribing hormone treatment to transgender inmates. The law is being challenged by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Wisconsin.

Criminal Justice | Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Federal Court Halts "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Again; Lambda Legal Calls for Cautious Celebration 07/06/2011

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on the injunction issued by the district court in the Log Cabin Republicans' challenge to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). The government is once again enjoined from enforcing DADT anywhere in the world. The government was enjoined once before for eight days, before a different set of Ninth Circuit judges issued the stay of the injunction in this case.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Military
Federal Court Dismisses Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Against Jackson Memorial Hospital on Behalf of Deceased Lesbian's Family 09/29/2009

(Miami, FL, September 29, 2009) — The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida today rejected Lambda Legal's lawsuit filed against Jackson Memorial Hospital on behalf of Janice Langbehn, the Estate of Lisa Pond and their three adopted children who were kept apart by hospital staff for eight hours as Lisa slipped into a coma and died.

Health Care Fairness
Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Virginia Marriage Case 12/23/2013

(RICHMOND, December 23, 2013) – A federal court denied a motion from the Staunton Circuit Court Clerk today seeking dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections