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Lambda Legal Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Appoints New Co-Chair 05/29/2014

(New York, May 29, 2014) - Lambda Legal announced the election of new leaders to serve on its Board of Directors, including John Stafstrom, Chair of the Public Finance Department with Pullman & Comley, LLC; Rachel Goldberg, General Counsel of the Stamford, Connecticut Urban Redevelopment Commission; Kenneth Weissenberg, Tax Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Services Group at EisnerAm

Lambda Legal Celebrates with Plaintiffs Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, Married After Five Decades in Love 06/02/2014

(Chicago, IL, June 2,  2014) - Today, Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, lead plaintiffs in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois, were married after over 50 years of love and commitment.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Seeks to Join Appeal by Iowa Business that Denied Wedding Space to Same-Sex Couple 06/05/2014

(Des Moines, IL, June 5, 2014) — Yesterday, Lambda Legal filed papers on behalf of Lee Stafford and Jared Ellars seeking to join an appeal between a Grimes, Iowa, commercial establishment that had refused to rent event space to them for their wedding and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC).

Lambda Legal Applauds New York Birth Certificate Policy Change for Transgender People 06/05/2014

(New York, June 5, 2014) — Today in reaction to the news that the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records has updated its policy guidelines for changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project Director:

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds Nomination of First Openly Lesbian Judge to Puerto Rico Supreme Court 06/05/2014

  (New York, June 4, 2014) — Today, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla nominated Maite Oronoz Rodríguez to the commonwealth’s highest court. Lambda Legal released the following statement from Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan:

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal celebra la designación de la primera juez lesbiana al Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico 06/05/2014

(Nueva York, 4 de junio 2014) — En el día de hoy, el gobernador Alejandro García Padilla nominó a Maite Oronoz Rodríguez como juez asociada del más alto foro judicial de Puerto Rico. Lambda Legal emitió un comunicado de prensa por medio de su abogado, Lic. Omar González-Pagán:  

Proyecto por los Tribunales Justos
Lambda Legal and Transgender Woman Celebrate Successful Fight Against Discrimination and Harassment at Halfway House 06/10/2014

(Marion, IL, June 10, 2014) — Today, Donisha McShan leaves The H Group, the Marion, Illinois, halfway house where she was receiving substance abuse counseling, as a proud transgender woman who successfully fought for her right to be treated as a woman while at the facility.

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Files Complaint for Anti-LGBT Slur On Restaurant Receipt 06/10/2014

(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014) - Lambda Legal filed a complaint today in the Washington, D.C., Office of Human Rights on behalf of Amira Gray, a transgender woman who was given a restaurant receipt with an anti-LGBT slur printed on it while socializing with friends at Bistro 18, a hookah bar in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood.  

Transgender Rights
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Lambda Legal 14th Annual Reception in Nation's Capitol 06/11/2014

(Washington DC, June 11, 2014) - Last night, Lambda Legal hosted its 14th annual Washington, D.C. reception at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States and Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director, were the featured speakers.

Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case 06/13/2014

(Des Moines, IA, June 13, 2014) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

Criminal Justice | HIV