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Lambda Legal and CREEC Urge Delta Airlines to Amend Pension Plan to Grant Benefits to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

"Surviving spouses shouldn’t be penalized because they were excluded from marriage for most of their time together."

Lambda Legal Blasts Newly Introduced Indiana Bill

“This bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This doesn’t protect LGBT people—it is a road map for discrimination against LGBT people.”

(Chicago, IL) – This afternoon a bill to amend the civil rights code was introduced in the Indiana Senate—after reviewing the bill Jennifer Pizer, Law and Policy Project Director at Lambda Legal issued the following statement:

“This bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This doesn’t protect LGBT people—it is a road map for discrimination against LGBT people.

Lambda Legal Urges Le Roy Central School District to Retain Safe and Affirming Bathroom Policy

(New York, November 9, 2015) —Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Le Roy Central School District urging the school board to adopt inclusive bathroom policies that are consistent with the District’s current practice of respecting the gender identity of its students and in line with federal and state law.

Lambda Legal Joins Brief in Support of U. of Texas Use of Race to Advance Admissions Diversity

(New York, November 3, 2015)—Late yesterday, Lambda Legal joined the National Women’s Law Center and other allied organizations in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court for the second time challenging the use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Houston Voters Reject Equal Rights Ordinance

(Houston, TX, November 3, 2015) – Today, Houston voters went to the polls and rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), defeating a citywide ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of race, age, gender, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or military status.

Lambda Legal Joins Federal Lawsuit After Antigay Attack at Rikers Island

(New York, October 29, 2015) — Lambda Legal has filed an amended complaint in a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Thomas Hamm against the City of New York and New York City Department of Correction (DOC) officers and supervisors after a brutal attack on Mr. Hamm while he visited his partner, P.F., at a men’s facility on Rikers Island.

Lambda Legal Announces Simone Bell as New Regional Director for Southern Regional Office

(Atlanta, October 29, 2015) — Today, Lambda Legal announced that Simone Bell, former Georgia State Representative and Lambda Legal Community Educator, has returned to its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta as Regional Director.

Lambda Legal Welcomes Ford Fellow Caroline Sacerdote to its HIV Project

(October 29, 2015, New York, NY) – Lambda Legal today announced Ford Foundation Fellow Caroline Sacerdote has joined its legal team, working out of the organization’s headquarters office in New York City. Awarded the fellowship based on her objective to help secure equal and affordable access to care and treatment for people living with and at higher risk for HIV, the 2015 Harvard Law graduate will be working within Lambda Legal’s HIV Project.

Lambda Legal Sues U.S. State Department on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied Passport

(Denver, CO, October 26, 2015) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. State Department on behalf of an intersex client, Dana Zzyym, denied a U.S. passport because Dana could not accurately choose either male or female on the passport application form, and the form does not provide any other gender marker designation.

Lambda Legal Victory! Gay Widower Wins Florida Property Tax Battle

(Miami, October 22, 2015) — At a hearing today, the Miami-Dade County Office of Property Appraisal agreed to reinstate the spousal homestead protections of Lambda Legal client Hal Birchfield, a gay widower previously denied protections against certain tax increases for the home he had shared with his husband because his marriage was not recognized at the time of his husband’s death.