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Statement from Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg on Four Recent Teen Suicides 09/29/2010

Today, as we heard news of the fourth apparent teenage suicide in recent weeks, following antigay bullying and harassment, we felt overwhelming grief and anger. Losing one young person because of bigotry and hate is too much—but two, three, four?

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults
Statement from Lambda Legal's Executive Director Kevin Cathcart on Today's Ninth Circuit "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Ruling 05/21/2008

(New York, May 21, 2008) Lambda Legal issued the following statement today in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Witt v. Department of the Air Force. Statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal:

Statement of Lambda Staff Attorney Suzanne B. Goldberg on U.S. Supreme Court's Striking Down Colorado's Amendment 2 05/20/1996

(NEW YORK, May 20, 1996) The Supreme Court's ruling today in Romer v. Evans is a breakthrough victory for lesbians and gay men throughout the United States. This landmark, 6-3 ruling should shape the course of civil rights in the United States for decades to come and is the single most positive Supreme Court ruling in the history of the gay rights movement.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement on NYC Council Condemning Proposed Federal Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Banning Same-Sex Couples from Equal Treatment 02/26/2004

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Statement by Lambda Managing Attorney Ruth Harlow, counsel of record for Robin Shahar No one should be fired from government employment because she celebrates and values a committed, loving relationship in her private life. That is why Robin Shahar was fired. This case is about her constitutional freedom of association, and that of all public employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Still No Explanation from California State Agency on Release of Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Prepare Further Action 10/19/2010

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has failed to provide a meaningful explanation for its illegal release of the names of some 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third-party service provider, said attorneys at Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA). A letter delivered to the agency from the groups today warns that DHCS must immediately act to protect the confidentiality of HIV patients, or face further steps that could include legal action.

Students and Salt Lake City School Board End Feud over Gay-Supportive Clubs 10/06/2000

Youth and Schools
Students Ask Judge to Open School Doors to Club with Gay Perspective 04/19/2000

(SALT LAKE CITY, April 19, 2000) -- Some Salt Lake City students are asking a federal judge to order the assistant superintendent overseeing their high school to open the school door to their club to discuss classroom subjects such as American History, Government and Sociology from the perspective of gay people.

Youth and Schools
Supreme Court Allows All Marriage Decisions to Stand: Marriages Will Begin Soon in Five States 10/06/2014

(Washington, October 6, 2014) – The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed marriage case decisions from the Seventh Circuit, Fourth Circuit and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal to stand meaning that same-sex couples in five more states Indiana, Wisconsin, Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma will be able to marry – perhaps as soon as later today.

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