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Lambda Legal Statement on Tragedy in Charleston

(New York, June 18, 2015)---Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart:

Lambda Legal Urges Ninth Circuit to Uphold Arizona Judicial Conduct Code

“If judges and judicial candidates are allowed to engage in partisan political activity, how can judicial integrity and due process really be ensured?”

Lambda Legal Sues Employee Retirement System of Texas for Denying Health Coverage for Wife of UNT Administrator

(Austin, TX; June 12, 2015) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) for violating the U.S. Constitution by denying spousal health insurance coverage for the same-sex spouse of a University of North Texas administrator.

Prison Rape Elimination Act: Lambda Legal Welcomes Strengthened Commitment From Texas Governor to Comply With PREA

(New York, NY – June 12, 2015) On Thursday, June 11th, Lambda Legal learned that the Department of Justice had accepted a new letter from Texas Governor Gregory Abbott certifying that Texas would take a more serious approach to implementing the standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Lambda Legal Condemns Passage of Discriminatory Religious Refusal Bills in Michigan and North Carolina

(June 12, 2015 New York, NY)--Following news that antigay bills have become law in both Michigan and North Carolina, Legal Director and Eden/Rushing Chair of Lambda Legal Jon Davidson issued the following statement.

Victory in Guam! Chief Judge Bans Enforcement of Discriminatory Marriage Laws

(Hagåtña, Guam, June 5, 2015) — Today, District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood granted summary judgment for plaintiffs and banned enforcement of all laws in the U.S. Territory denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

Julianne Moore Says "I Do" and Joins Lambda Legal Campaign for Equality

Academy Award Winner and Long-time LGBT Rights Supporter Pledges Her Support with $140K Remaining in Nonprofit’s Million Dollar Match

Lambda Legal Responds After DOJ Rejects Texas Governor’s Assurance of PREA Compliance

(New York, NY – May 22, 2015) According to news reports, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected Texas’s assurance that it will work to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards. The rejection is based on the absence of a form that Texas was supposed to submit promising that the state would dedicate at least five percent of federal grant money toward implementation of the PREA standards.  Instead Governor Abbott wrote that Texas will work to fully implement PREA “wherever feasible” – a guarantee DOJ deemed insufficient.

Lambda Legal Commends Texas Governor’s Decision to Comply with PREA

(New York, NY, May 21, 2015) –Texas Governor Gregory Abbott has assured U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Texas will take steps to comply with the standards set by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Lambda Legal Hails Decision by Boy Scouts President to Allow Local Councils to Lift Ban on Gay Leaders

(Los Angeles, May 21, 2015) – Robert M. Gates, president of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, today announced that the national organization would no longer enforce its ban on local Boy Scout councils allowing gay men to join the organization and serve in leadership positions, noting that the organization could no longer “ignore the social, political, and judicial changes taking place in our country.”

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