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Lambda Legal Applauds Federal Resolution Opposing 'Ex-Gay Therapy' for Youth 12/04/2013

(New York, December 4, 2013) - U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier today introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution (SHOK), a federal resolution supporting efforts to stop mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity - sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy," "conversion therapy" or  "reparative therapy" - with minors.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Announces Eden/Rushing Chair 12/03/2013

(New York, December 3, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal announced, in conjunction with the estates of Dr. John Eden and Mr. Robert Rushing, that its Legal Director position has become the Eden/Rushing Chair in honor of the couple's long-standing commitment to Lambda Legal's work. This marks the first time a position in the organization has been named.

Lambda Legal Celebrates First Day of Marriage in Hawai'i: Releases Marriage FAQ 12/02/2013

(Honolulu, HI, December 2,2013) – Today as same-sex couples in Hawai'i begin to marry, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel and Director of the Law and Policy Project.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Plaintiffs, Vernita and Pat, Wed in Private Home Ceremony 11/27/2013

(Chicago, IL, November 27th, 2013) — Today, in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family, Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert were wed at their home in Chicago.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Victory! Married Same-Sex Couple in Lambda Legal Case Sign Up for Military Benefits at Texas National Guard Base 11/27/2013

(Dallas, TX, November 27, 2013) - After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces today allowed Lambda Legal's client, Alicia Butler the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Military | Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Court in Illinois Orders Immediate Marriage License for Terminally Ill Woman and Her Lesbian Partner in Lambda Legal and ACLU of Illinois Case 11/25/2013

(CHICAGO) November 25, 2013 -- Today, a federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple in Chicago.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hesperia USD on Behalf of Lesbian Teacher 11/19/2013

(Hesperia, CA, November 19, 2013) – Lambda Legal today filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court claiming the Hesperia Unified School District and administrators at Sultana High School violated California law by not renewing the contract of an openly lesbian teacher in retaliation for supporting lesbian, gay, and gender-nonconforming students’ attempts to speak out about the harassment and

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Applauds After Hawai‘i State Legislature Passes Marriage Equality Bill 11/12/2013

(Honolulu, HI, November 12, 2013) – Today, the Hawai'i Senate voted to pass the marriage equality bill, setting the stage for Hawai'i to join the growing list of states where same-sex couples have won the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Applauds Historic Senate Passage of ENDA 11/07/2013

(New York, November 7, 2013) — Today, after the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with an historic bipartisan vote, Greg Nevins, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta and coordinator of Lambda Legal’s employment discrimination work, released the following statement.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
LGBT Advocates Issue Guidance to Hospitals for Treating Transgender Patients 11/05/2013

(New York, NY, November 5, 2013) - Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC Foundation), and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication that will provide much-needed guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights