(Washington, DC, April 10, 2015) — On Monday, April 13th, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes and plaintiff John East will receive the Positive Leadership Award at AIDSWatch 2015, the largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event.
(Washington, April 8, 2015) –Today President Obama condemned efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity – sometimes referred to as “ex-gay”, “conversion” or “reparative” therapy – for minors.
“At last Texas officials have taken appropriate and long-overdue steps to protect our client.”
Houston, TX – The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (“TDCJ”) announced that today it will place Lambda Legal client Passion Star in Safekeeping as had been requested in an emergency motion filed earlier this month to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life. Passion Star is a transgender woman currently incarcerated in a TDCJ male facility. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Jael Humphrey issued the following statement:
(Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 2015) – As the nation condemns Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for his blatantly misleading defense on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning of SB 101, the new Indiana law designed to allow businesses, organizations and individuals to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds, there are two easy steps Gov.
(Atlanta, March 26, 2015) — Lambda Legal and Gregory Packaging, Inc. today jointly announced the resolution of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Chanse Cox, who was dismissed from his job as a machine operator at Gregory Packaging’s Suncup juice manufacturing facility in Georgia after reporting he has HIV.
(Indianapolis, IN, March 26, 2015) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed SB101, the deeply flawed bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.
(Indianapolis, IN, March 19, 2015) - Today, the Indiana House of Representatives, with a vote of 63-31, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds.
(San Juan, PR, March 20, 2015) — Today, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice César Miranda announced that he will submit a brief saying he would no longer oppose the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Puerto Ricans to marry in support Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking to end the discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT people on the island, saying he agrees the ban is unconstitutional and should be lifted.