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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
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
Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Against DeSoto County Schools on Behalf of Student Punished for Stand Against Antigay Bullying 02/26/2013

 

Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal Urges Ninth Circuit to Uphold Law Banning ‘Ex-gay Therapy’ for California Minors 02/04/2013

(San Francisco, CA, February 4, 2013) –Lambda Legal, representing twelve regional and national organizations working with LGBT youth, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today urging the court to uphold the California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation – sometimes referred to as

Teens & Young Adults

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