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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Children Born to Married Lesbian Couples Have Two Parents at Birth 05/03/2013

(Des Moines, IA, May 3, 2013) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court built upon its ruling in Lambda Legal's landmark case, Varnum v. Brien, which ordered that same-sex couples and their families be treated equally under Iowa law, and ordered the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate two-parent birth certificate to all children born to lesbian married parents in Iowa.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
May 6th is Lambda Legal Day in New York City 05/01/2013

(New York, May 2, 2013) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proclaimed, May 6, 2013  Lambda Legal Day in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary which will be celebrated at its annual gala that evening.

Lambda Legal Rebuffs Arizona Attorney General: Urges Cities to Protect Unmarried Couples 04/29/2013

(Phoenix, April 29, 2013) – Lambda Legal today issued a legal analysis documenting the ability of Bisbee and other Arizona municipalities to enact ordinances recognizing and protecting the committed family relationships of adult couples regardless of marital status, gender or sexual ori

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
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