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Lambda Legal Hails Passage of Human Relations Ordinance in Sedona, Arizona 09/09/2015

“This ordinance strikes the right note, creating straightforward non-discrimination protections including gender identity and sexual orientation, and offering a model for other Arizona cities that want to express clearly their openness to everyone.”

Lambda Legal Sues After Helicopter Paramedic Living With HIV Loses His Job 09/09/2015

“Mr. Moore’s HIV-positive status does not interfere with his ability to perform the job duties of a flight paramedic, and Air Evac Lifeteam over-reacted and unlawfully pulled Clint from the job he loved.”

HHS Proposes New Federal Rules to End Health Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People 09/03/2015

(September 3, 2015, New York, NY) – The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released proposed rules that clarify that transgender people are protected from a broad range of health care discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the first federal civil rights law that provides protections on th

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Underscores Importance of Corporate Leadership In RFRA Fight, Honoring Salesforce and Bill Oesterle 08/28/2015

(Indianapolis, IN, August 28, 2015) — On Friday, September 18th, Lambda Legal will honor two leaders whose public stance against Indiana’s so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) this year elevated public outcry, outlined the costly impact of discrimination on business, and set important standard for corporate leadership on civil rights.

SSA Tells Court It Will Apply Obergefell Retroactively To Grant Spousal Benefits In Lambda Legal Case 08/20/2015

(Chicago, August 20, 2015) – Today, in a status conference with Lambda Legal in federal court in Chicago, the Department of Justice announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will apply the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark marriage ruling retroactively and process pending spousal benefits claims for same-sex couples who lived in states that did not previously recognize their marriages.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Giant Julian Bond 08/16/2015

(New York, August 16, 2015) — Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director, made the following statement:

Lambda Legal Welcomes Garner Fellow Aisha Davis to Midwest Regional Office 07/28/2015

(Chicago, IL, July 28, 2015) —Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office welcomed Aisha Davis as Lambda Legal’s new Tyron Garner Memo

Lambda Legal Applauds Vote by Boy Scouts National Executive Committee to Lift Ban on Gay Leaders 07/27/2015

“One important way of judging a society is how it treats its young people.  The story of how America’s largest youth organization became more open and accepting is a remarkable story of incremental change that is not fully over…”

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Nondiscrimination Bill in Congress 07/23/2015

(Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015)—Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, together with lead co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), introduced the Equality Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, and jury service.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Housing | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Teens & Young Adults | Transgender Rights | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Condemns Attack on Supreme Court After Marriage and Healthcare Decisions 07/22/2015

“An attack against LGBT equality disguised as a legislative hearing against ‘judicial activism’ is a dangerous threat to the public’s confidence in our democratic institutions.”

Fair Courts Project