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Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Misuse of Criminal Law to Prosecute HIV-Positive Man: Lambda Legal Applauds Ruling 08/21/2013

(St. Paul, MN, August 21, 2013) — Today, the Supreme Court of Minnesota upheld the decision of an intermediate appellate court overturning the conviction of Daniel James Rick, who is HIV positive, for the alleged criminal transmission of a communicable disease.

New Jersey Superior Court Hears Argument in Major Post-DOMA Courtroom Showdown on Marriage 08/15/2013

(Trenton, August 15, 2013) — Today, in one of the first major courtroom tests since the demise of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal presented oral argument on a motion for summary judgment before the New Jersey Superior Court in a case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality, New Jersey's statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and six same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry, as well as their children.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Clients and Indian River Central School District Settle Antigay Harassment Lawsuit 08/08/2013

(Philadelphia, NY August 8, 2013) -- Today, Lambda Legal and the Indian River Central School District announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Charles Pratt and his younger sister, Ashley Petranchuk.

Youth and Schools
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal Marriage Lawsuit 08/06/2013

(Chicago, IL, August 6, 2013) — Today, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, heard oral arguments in a motion seeking to dismiss Darby v. Orr and Lazarro v. Orr, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois’ lawsuits seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal and ACLU File Federal Class Action Seeking to End Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 08/01/2013

(Harrisonburg, August 1, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia are filing a federal class action lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in Virginia.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Welcomes Paul Castillo as New Staff Attorney in South Central Regional Office 07/25/2013

(Dallas, TX, July 25, 2013) – Lambda Legal announced that it has hired Paul Castillo as staff attorney in its South Central Regional Office based in Dallas.

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal of District Court Ruling for Lambda Legal Client Karen Golinski 07/23/2013

San Francisco (July 23, 2013) -- Citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed the appeal of the U.S. District Court ruling in Golinski v. U.S.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal, Freedom to Work Resolve EEOC Complaint on Behalf of Maryland Transgender Woman 07/15/2013

(New York, July 15, 2013) - Lambda Legal and Freedom to Work have reached a settlement on behalf of a transgender woman employed by a government contractor in Maryland. The woman filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and alleged that she was subjected to physical and verbal harassment in the workplace over a two year period.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Expands Transgender Rights Project, Launches Mobile Phone Resource 07/11/2013

(New York, July 15, 2013) — Today, Lambda Legal announced the expansion of its transgender rights advocacy, officially designating the organization’s body of work as Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Project, naming attorney Dru Levasseur project director, and launching a first-of-its-kind online and mobile hub called Know Your Rights: Transgender.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Applauds ENDA Passage Through Senate Committee 07/10/2013

(New York, July 10, 2013) - Today, after the Senate Health, Labor, Education & Pensions Committee took a bipartisan 15-7 vote to send the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the Senate floor.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace