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Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Supreme Court to Reject Motion to Delay Virginia Marriages 08/18/2014

(Richmond, August 18, 2014) – Today, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and ACLU of Virginia will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of American Military Partner Association for VA Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses 08/19/2014

(Washington D.C., August 19, 2014)— Lambda Legal and Morrison and Foerster LLP have filed suit against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the American Military Partner Association (“AMPA”) arguing that the denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states that refuse to recognize their marriages is in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military
Lambda Legal Vows to Continue Fight After Supreme Court Issues Stay 08/20/2014

(Richmond, August 20, 2014) - Today, after the Supreme Court granted a stay in McQuigg v. Bostic delaying the marriages in Virginia that were supposed to start tomorrow, Tara Borelli, Lambda Legal Senior Attorney released the following statement:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
LGBT Bar Association Names Lambda Legal’s Peter Renn One of 2014’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 08/25/2014

(New York, August 25, 2014) – The National LGBT Bar Association has named Lambda Legal Western Regional Office Staff Attorney Peter Renn to its annual list of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

Seventh Circuit Hears Oral Arguments Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Indiana and Wisconsin 08/26/2014

(Chicago, IL, August 26, 2014) — The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in lawsuits seeking to strike down discriminatory marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Launches “Know Your Rights At Work” for LGBT and HIV+ People 08/27/2014

(New York, August 27, 2014) — As Labor Day approaches, Lambda Legal has launched its newest section of the Know Your Rights information hub.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Congratulates HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes on Appointment to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS 09/03/2014

(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2014) - Lambda Legal is proud to announce that HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Lambda Legal Files Emergency Papers in Arizona Seeking Accurate Death Certificate for Husband of George Martinez 09/03/2014

(Los Angeles September 3, 2014) — Today Lambda Legal filed emergency papers asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to order the State of Arizona to provide an accurate death certificate to Fred McQuire for his husband, George Martinez, who passed away early Thursday morning.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples in Indiana and Wisconsin 09/04/2014

(Chicago, IL) - In a unanimous 3-0 decision today, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down discriminatory marriage bans for same-sex couples in Indiana and Wisconsin.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
(VIDEO) Lambda Legal and Transgender Woman Celebrate Successful Fight Against Discrimination and Harassment at Halfway House 09/04/2014

(Chicago, IL, September 4, 2014) — Today, Lambda Legal released a video documenting Donisha McShan’s successful fight to be treated as a woman while at The H Group, the Marion, Illinois, halfway house where she was receiving substance abuse counseling.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights