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Federal Judge Issues Final Order Striking Down Louisiana’s Marriage Ban 07/02/2015

“With this order, Governor Jindal has run out of excuses for delaying recognition of same-sex couples’ right to get married and have their marriages recognized. Enough is enough.”

Victory! Texas Employee Retirement System Enrolls Wife of UNT Administrator in Health Plan 07/02/2015

(Dallas, TX, July 2, 2015) – Lambda Legal client Deborah Leliaert today confirmed that she has been able to enroll her wife, Paula Woolworth, in the spousal health insurance plan administered by the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) for state employees.  

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Seniors
Lambda Legal Responds to New ICE Guidance on Treatment of Transgender Detainees 06/30/2015

(New York, NY, June 30, 2015) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this month issued expanded guidelines on the treatment of transgender immigrants currently detained in ICE facilities.

Immigration | Transgender Rights
Victory in Lambda Legal’s North Dakota Marriage Case 06/29/2015

(Fargo, North Dakota, June 29, 2015) – Today, in the Lambda Legal case Jorgensen v. Montplaisir, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota lifted the stay on the case and struck down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Launches Marriage Tracker, an Online Reporting Website for Same-Sex Couples 06/29/2015

(New York, NY, June 29, 2015) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping decision on Friday ushering in marriage in all 50 states, Lambda Legal has introduced a new resource, the Marriage Tracker.

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Urges First Circuit to Immediately Strike Down Marriage Bans in Puerto Rico 06/26/2015

Lambda Legal appealed a lower court ruling dismissing the challenge to Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban to the First Circuit, where it has been pending during the Supreme Court’s consideration.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Proyecto Igualdad
Lambda Legal le pide al Primer Circuito que invalide inmediatamente las leyes prohibiendo el matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo en Puerto Rico 06/26/2015

El alegato se radico después de la decisión del Tribunal Supremo declarando que las leyes prohibiendo estos matrimonios están en violación de la constitución. Lambda Legal apelo la decisión de decisión de la Corte de Distrito en la cual se desestimó el caso, el cual ha estado pendiente durante la consideración del Tribunal Supremo.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Proyecto Igualdad
¡Victoria! El Tribunal Supremo invalida leyes matrimoniales discriminatorias hacia parejas del mismo sexo en decisión histórica 06/26/2015

En una decisión histórica, el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos hoy declaró que negar el derecho al matrimonio civil a las parejas del mismo sexo es una violación de la Constitución.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide after Historic Marriage Ruling 06/26/2015

“There is much to celebrate with this affirmation of the dignity, liberty and equality of same-sex couples, and undoubtedly there will also be some questions.”

Board of Immigration Appeals Grants Asylum to HIV-Positive Man from Mexico 06/25/2015

Chicago, IL (June 25, 2015) – The Board of Immigration Appeals has granted asylum to a Mexican man based on persecution he would experience in Mexico because he is HIV-positive and therefore likely would be perceived as gay.

HIV | Immigration | Proyecto Igualdad