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Hundreds of Associations, Elected Officials, Legal Scholars and Others Urge Ninth Circuit to Find DOMA Unconstitutional 07/11/2012

(San Francisco, July 11, 2012) -- Hundreds of representatives from businesses, trade associations, labor unions, public interest and advocacy organizations, cities and states, law firms and legal scholars, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives have joined one of 13 friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) briefs urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold the U.S.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Issues Statement on DoJ Petition to the Supreme Court in Golinski v. OPM 07/03/2012

In reaction to the Department of Justice today filing a request that the Supreme Court hear the Golinski v. OPM case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal issued the following statement from  Staff Attorney Tara Borelli:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: Lambda Legal Will Press for Expanded Coverage 06/28/2012

(New York, June 28, 2012) - In a decision released today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld key provisions in  the Affordable Care Act. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal:

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Lambda Legal Urges Maryland Counties to Recognize Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples 06/27/2012

(Annapolis, MD June 27, 2012) - Lambda Legal sent letters today to the leaders of 20 Maryland counties asking for confirmation that it is county policy to recognize out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples, including for purposes of county employee spousal benefits.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Urges New York Landlord to Add Wife of Lesbian Tenant to Rent-Stabilized Harlem Lease 06/27/2012

(New York, June 27, 2012) - In a demand letter released today, Lambda Legal urged DSA Management, Inc., a New York City-based management company, and Nicholas Place LLC, the building owner, to add the wife of lesbian tenant, Regina Hawkins-Balducci, to her rent-stabilized lease in accordance with State and City law.

Housing | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
LGBT, HIV Advocates Respond to Mixed Ruling on Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law 06/25/2012

(New York, June 25, 2012) - In a mixed ruling, the Supreme Court today struck down key parts of SB 1070, Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law.

Immigration and Asylum
Obama to Halt Deportation of Undocumented Youth: Lambda Legal Applauds 06/15/2012

(New York, June 15, 2012) - After the announcement that the U.S. will stop deportation proceedings for many undocumented youth Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney:

Immigration and Asylum
Lambda Legal Appeals Conviction of HIV-Positive Man 06/14/2012

(Des Moines, IA, June 14, 2012) - Today Lambda Legal filed an appeal on a petition for post-conviction relief in the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of an HIV-positive Iowa man, Nick Rhoades. Rhoades was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

HIV
Queens Restaurant Pays $25k to Lambda Legal Client After Antigay Attack 06/13/2012

(New York, June 13, 2012) —Lambda Legal client Liza Friedlander, who was violently attacked while trying to dine with friends at a Forest Hills restaurant owned by Defendant Waroge Met, Ltd., doing business as Sizzler Restaurant 0489, recently recovered $25,000 in a lawsuit filed in Queens County in 2011.

Washington County, MD to Grant Health Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees Married Out of State 06/13/2012

(Baltimore, MD June 13, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced that, beginning in July, Washington County will extend spousal benefits to all eligible county employees married to a same-sex spouse.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships

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