Houston, TX (March 4, 2015) – Late last night Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that the court compel the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to place Passion Star, a transgender woman currently incarcerated in TDCJ’s male facilities, in safekeeping to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life.
(New York, NY, March 3, 2015) - Following the release of the Interim Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations who presented testimony to the Task Force issued a joint statement.
(New York, NY, March 2, 2015) – Lambda Legal today announced that Demoya Gordon has joined the organization as a new staff and Transgender Rights Project attorney, based in its National Headquarters in New York.
(Washington, February 27, 2015) — Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Ohio-based Gerhardstein & Branch today filed their brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Henry v. Hodges and Obergefell v. Hodges arguing that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex couples violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
(Indianapolis, IN, February 24, 2015) - Today, the Indiana Senate, with a vote of 40-10, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.
(Little Rock, AR – February 21, 2015) – In response to the passage of SB 202 by the Arkansas legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union; ACLU of Arkansas; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Lambda Legal; and National Center for Lesbian Rights issued the following statement:
(New York, February 10, 2015) - Today, Lambda Legal sent an open letter to the President of the Alabama Probate Judges Association and probate judges of counties that are not issuing licenses to same-sex couples urging them to disregard Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s legally incorrect and unfounded Administrative Order and instead issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and different-sex couples alike, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the state’s request for a stay.
Excerpt of the open letter (with citations omitted):
(Indianapolis, IN, February 9, 2015) - Today, the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.
(Chicago, IL, February 8, 2015) — On Thursday, February 5th, after more than five years of battling ovarian cancer, Lambda Legal plaintiff Niki Quasney, 38, passed away with her wife, Amy Sandler, her mother and 5 siblings by her side. Paul Castillo, Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal issued the following statement:
(New York, NY January 29, 2015) — Today in the United States Supreme Court, Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of nine national HIV advocacy organizations in King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).