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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Statement 04/25/2013

The bipartisan introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today reflects the strong national consensus that workers should be evaluated on their merits, not sexual orientation or gender identity.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Celebrates After Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Bill 04/24/2013

Today, the Rhode Island Senate voted to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Rhode Island.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Says Public Schools Must Allow GLSEN’s Day of Silence Activities 04/19/2013

For the past two years, Lambda Legal has filed lawsuits on behalf of students who were denied the right to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, the annual anti-bullying observance in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at their schools. Today in celebration of GLSEN’s National Day of Silence, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Beth Littrell, Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal Supports Federal Student Non-Discrimination Act Re-Introduced Today 04/18/2013

(New York, April 18, 2013) - Today, upon the re-introduction of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) in Congress, Lambda Legal released the following statement by Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director of Lambda Legal.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Lambda Legal Urges Senate to Include All LGBT Families in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill 04/17/2013

(New York, April 17, 2013) - Today, the Senate introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill that included many important provisions but did not include critically important protections for same-sex binational couples and their families. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:

Immigration and Asylum | Same-Sex Relationships
Hawai‘i Court Rules for Lesbian Couple Turned Away by Bed & Breakfast 04/15/2013

(Honolulu, HI, April 15, 2013) – The First Circuit Court of Hawai‘i today issued a ruling in favor of a lesbian couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against Aloha Bed & Breakfast after the business turned them away because of their sexual orientation. Lambda Legal and the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission issued a joint statement:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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.

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