(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.
(Chicago, IL, March 19, 2015) -- In response to the confirmation of Reverend James Meeks as Chair of the Illinois State Board of Education in the Illinois Senate, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Youth and Schools Program Strategist for Lambda Legal, released the following statement:
(Washington D.C.) — Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally among the cases from the four states.
(Indianapolis, IN) - Today, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee, with a vote of 9-4, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds. Jennifer Pizer, National Director of Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project, issued the following statement condemning the bill’s passage and urging the Indiana House as a whole to vote ‘no’ on Senate Bill 101:
(Nueva York, NY) — Luego de que medios noticiosos reportaran que el gobierno de Puerto Rico está considerando retirar su apoyo a la ley que prohíbe el matrimonio a parejas del mismo sexo, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, abogado de la organización Lambda Legal expresó lo siguiente:
(Indianapolis, IN, March 16, 2015) — Today, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill, passed by the Indiana Senate on February 19, which seeks to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds. Jennifer Pizer, National Director of Lambda Legal’s Law and Policy Project, issued the following statement urging the House Judiciary Committee to vote "no" on Senate Bill 101:
(New York, NY) - After news outlets reported that the Puerto Rican government is considering withdrawing its support for the law banning marriage for same-sex couples, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney issued the following statement:
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.