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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
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 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, Relationships and Family Protections
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.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
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.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Supreme Court Rules For-Profit Companies Can Use Religion to Ignore Some Worker Protections 06/30/2014

(Washington, June 30, 2014) – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that some for-profit companies can assert religious rights to block their employees’ access to group health plan coverage for FDA-approved contraception as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Fairness
Lambda Legal Vows to Continue Fight After 7th Circuit Issues Stay 06/27/2014

(Indianapolis, IN – June 27, 2014) – Moments ago, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s emergency motion to stay the freedom to marry for all Hoosiers achieved through Lambda Legal's victories in Baskin v. Bogan and two other lawsuits.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Transgender Client Naya Taylor 06/26/2014

(Chicago June 26, 2014) — Late last Friday Lambda Legal received word that its client, Naya Taylor, unexpectedly passed away after complications from a heart attack.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds 10th Circuit Ruling Striking Down Utah Marriage Ban 06/25/2014

Denver, CO (June 25, 2014) – The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a decision upholding a District Court ruling striking down Utah’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Joins Lawsuit Seeking End to Discriminatory Marriage Ban in Puerto Rico 06/25/2014

(San Juan, PR, June 25, 2014) — Today in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Lambda Legal filed an amended complaint seeking to end the discriminatory limits on marriage in Puerto Rico.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar