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Lambda Legal Files Emergency Motion in Indiana 06/30/2014

(Evansville, IN, June 30, 2014) — Lambda Legal filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court on an emergency basis to recognize the marriage of Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler while the case proceeds, because Niki battles Stage IV ovarian cancer.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal to Indiana Attorney General: Stop Attacking Niki and Amy’s Marriage 07/01/2014

(Evansville, IN, June 30, 2014) — Today, the day after Lambda Legal filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court on an emergency basis to lift its stay to allow respect for the marriage of one couple, Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler, because Niki is battling Stage IV ovarian cancer, Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed papers again demanding that the Court deny respect to the Indiana couple’s marriage.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Federal Appeals Court Lifts Stay To Protect Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney’s Marriage 07/01/2014

(Evansville, IN, July 1, 2014) — Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order compelling the State of Indiana to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney while the State appeals a decision issued last week by a federal district court in Baskin v. Bogan, striking down Indiana’s marriage ban as unconstitutional.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Joint Statement on Withdrawal of Support for ENDA and Call for Equal Workplace Protections for LGBT People 07/08/2014

The provision in the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that allows religious organizations to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity has long been a source of significant concern to us.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Calls for Halt to HIV-Based Criminal Prosecutions in Wake of Department of Justice Guidance 07/17/2014

(Washington, D.C. Thursday, July 17, 2014) –Lambda Legal today called for a moratorium on all HIV-based criminal prosecutions until state legislatures take action to implement the reforms recommended in the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance advising states to eliminate such prosecutions absent clear evidence of an intent to harm and a significant risk of actual transmission.

Criminal Justice | HIV
Obama to Sign Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors: Lambda Legal Awaits Language 07/18/2014

(New York, July 18, 2014) — Today, the White House announced that on Monday President Obama will sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Obama Signs Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors and Protecting Transgender Federal Government Employees: Lambda Legal Applauds 07/21/2014

Today, President Obama signed an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors and against federal government employees who are transgender.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Resolves Lawsuit Against DeSoto County Schools on Behalf of Lesbian Student 07/23/2014

(Arcadia, FL Tuesday, July 23, 2014) – Today Lambda Legal announced the resolution of a lawsuit against DeSoto County School District brought by Amber Hatcher, an openly lesbian 17-year-old student who was punished for participating in an annual anti-bullying observance in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Victory! Alaska Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Partners Access to Survivor Benefits 07/25/2014

(Anchorage, AK, July 25, 2014) – The Alaska Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that the same-sex partner of a person killed on the job should have access to the protection of Alaska’s workers’ compensation law.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 07/28/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Criminal Justice | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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