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Lambda Legal Urges Immigration Court Not To Deport HIV-Positive Man Convicted of Solicitation 04/11/2013

(Los Angeles, April 11, 2013) – Lambda Legal and the HIV Law Project today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Bureau of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to overturn an Immigration Judge’s ruling ordering the deportation of an HIV-positive immigrant convicted of solicitation for oral sex.

HIV | Immigration and Asylum
On Heels of Lambda Legal Lawsuit, DeSoto County School District Reverses Position in Court, Now Says: Amber Hatcher Can Participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence 04/10/2013

(Fort Myers, FL Wednesday, April 10, 2013) – After Lambda Legal requested a preliminary injunction to prevent DeSoto County School District from interfering with students’ participation in GLSEN’s Day of Silence this year, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled that because the school district promised it would not interfere with Amber and other students righ

Youth and Schools
On National Immigration Day of Action, Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Stand in Solidarity for Immigration Reform 04/10/2013

WASHINGTON, April 10 — Today national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations join local, state and national immigration, civil rights and LGBT groups and advocates marching for justice for all immigrants on National Immigration Day of Action.

Immigration and Asylum
Lambda Legal Announces Hire of Two Senior Staff Attorneys Based in National Headquarters 04/05/2013

(New York, April 5, 2013) — Today, Lambda Legal announced that Currey Cook and Karen Loewy have been hired as senior staff attorneys based in its national headquarters in New York.

Health Care Fairness | HIV | Same-Sex Relationships | Seniors | Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in DOMA Challenge 03/27/2013

(Washington, March 27, 2013) – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in United States v. Windsor, the case challenging Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.   Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson, Legal Director, and Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director, attended the oral arguments at Court today and issued the following statements:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging California's Discriminatory Prop 8 03/26/2013

(Washington, March 26, 2013) – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case challenging California's antigay Proposition 8.  Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson, Legal Director, and Jennifer Pizer, Law and Policy Director, attended oral arguments at the Court today and issued the following statements:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Applauds As Colorado Passes Civil Union Bill 03/12/2013

(Denver, CO, March 11, 2013) – Today, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Colorado Civil Union Act, granting same-sex couples access to the range of rights, protections and obligations enjoyed by married couples under Colorado law. The bill was approved earlier this month by the State Senate, and Gov.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Urges Puerto Rico's Supreme Court to Grant Second-Parent Adoption to Lesbian and Gay Parents 03/08/2013

(New York, March 7, 2013) — Today, Lambda Legal and Fundación Artículo II filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Puerto Rico's Supreme Court urging the Court to reconsider and reverse its erroneous February 20 ruling in Matter of A.A.R., and either grant a second-parent adoption to a lesbian couple or hold their case until the federal Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the so-called

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Same-Sex Relationships
Discrimination the “Very Purpose” of DOMA, Lambda Legal and GLAD Argue in Supreme Court Brief 03/01/2013

(Washington, DC, March 1, 2013) -- Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in U.S. v. Windsor urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the decision by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals declaring Section 3 of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Prop 8 "Literally" Violates Constitution, Lambda Legal & GLAD Argue in Supreme Court Brief 02/28/2013

(Washington, DC, February 28, 2013) – Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the historic decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring California's discriminatory Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

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