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Illinois' Advocates Hail Great First Step to End Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals in Health Insurance Coverage

CHICAGO — Several Illinois-based advocacy groups joined together today to praise the Illinois Department of Insurance for taking a crucial first step in addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.

Lambda Legal Urges Seventh Circuit to Grant Marriage for All Hoosiers

(Chicago, IL, July 29th, 2014) - Today, Lambda Legal filed its appellate brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to strike down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Victory! Alaska Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Partners Access to Survivor Benefits

(Anchorage, AK, July 25, 2014) – The Alaska Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that the same-sex partner of a person killed on the job should have access to the protection of Alaska’s workers’ compensation law.

Lambda Legal Resolves Lawsuit Against DeSoto County Schools on Behalf of Lesbian Student

(Arcadia, FL Tuesday, July 23, 2014) – Today Lambda Legal announced the resolution of a lawsuit against DeSoto County School District brought by Amber Hatcher, an openly lesbian 17-year-old student who was punished for participating in an annual anti-bullying observance in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.

Obama Signs Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors and Protecting Transgender Federal Government Employees: Lambda Legal Applauds

Today, President Obama signed an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors and against federal government employees who are transgender.

Obama to Sign Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors: Lambda Legal Awaits Language

(New York, July 18, 2014) — Today, the White House announced that on Monday President Obama will sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors.

Lambda Legal Calls for Halt to HIV-Based Criminal Prosecutions in Wake of Department of Justice Guidance

(Washington, D.C. Thursday, July 17, 2014) –Lambda Legal today called for a moratorium on all HIV-based criminal prosecutions until state legislatures take action to implement the reforms recommended in the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance advising states to eliminate such prosecutions absent clear evidence of an intent to harm and a significant risk of actual transmission.

Joint Statement on Withdrawal of Support for ENDA and Call for Equal Workplace Protections for LGBT People

The provision in the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that allows religious organizations to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity has long been a source of significant concern to us.

Lambda Legal to Indiana Attorney General: Stop Attacking Niki and Amy’s Marriage

(Evansville, IN, June 30, 2014) — Today, the day after Lambda Legal filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court on an emergency basis to lift its stay to allow respect for the marriage of one couple, Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler, because Niki is battling Stage IV ovarian cancer, Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed papers again demanding that the Court deny respect to the Indiana couple’s marriage.

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