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Lambda Legal Welcomes Garner Fellow Aisha Davis to Midwest Regional Office

(Chicago, IL, July 28, 2015) —Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office welcomed Aisha Davis as Lambda Legal’s new Tyron Garner Memorial Fellow. Davis is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and most recently served as Law Clerk for the Family Court of the State of Delaware for Chief Judge Chandlee Johnson Kuhn.

Lambda Legal Applauds Vote by Boy Scouts National Executive Committee to Lift Ban on Gay Leaders

“One important way of judging a society is how it treats its young people.  The story of how America’s largest youth organization became more open and accepting is a remarkable story of incremental change that is not fully over…”

Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Nondiscrimination Bill in Congress

(Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015)—Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, together with lead co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), introduced the Equality Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, and jury service.

Lambda Legal Condemns Attack on Supreme Court After Marriage and Healthcare Decisions

“An attack against LGBT equality disguised as a legislative hearing against ‘judicial activism’ is a dangerous threat to the public’s confidence in our democratic institutions.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Groundbreaking EEOC Decision Protecting Lesbians and Gay Men from Sex Discrimination in Employment

(New York, July 16, 2015) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a landmark ruling that the sex discrimination provisions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protect employees who suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The decision will have two major effects. First, it authoritatively recognizes that federal workers mistreated because of their sexual orientation have a claim under Title VII.

After 24 Years of Leadership, Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart Announces Retirement

Kevin M. Cathcart, who has been the Executive Director of Lambda Legal since 1992, announced today that he will retire when his current contract ends at the end of April, 2016.

Victory in Lambda Legal’s Puerto Rico Marriage Case

(San Juan, PR, July 8, 2015) – Today, in light of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which struck down marriage bans nationwide, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated the district court’s ruling in Conde-Vidal v. Rius-Armendariz, that had upheld Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban. The appellate court further directed the lower court to consider Lambda Legal’s challenge to the ban in light of Obergefell.

Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan issued the following statement:

Victoria para Lambda Legal en el caso de matrimonio en Puerto Rico

“La decisión del día de hoy provee aún más reconocimiento a la dignidad e igualdad de las personas LGBTT en Puerto Rico. Aplaudimos al Primer Circuito por reconocer que la prohibición al matrimonio en Puerto Rico es inconstitucional”.

Lambda Legal and the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries Lament Black Church Burnings

(New York, July 2, 2015)---Lambda Legal and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries issued the following joint statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart and Bishop Yvette Flunder:
 

Federal Judge Issues Final Order Striking Down Louisiana’s Marriage Ban

“With this order, Governor Jindal has run out of excuses for delaying recognition of same-sex couples’ right to get married and have their marriages recognized. Enough is enough.”

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