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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, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections | Military
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, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections
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, Relationships and Family Protections
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
Victory! As Illinois Becomes 15th Marriage State Lambda Legal Celebrates 11/05/2013

(Springfield, IL, November 05, 2013) - With a vote of 61-54, today the Illinois House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a historic vote that sends the bill first to the Senate for a concurring vote and then to Governor Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Board of Immigration Appeals Rejects Ruling Based on Stereotypes About Coming Out 10/31/2013

(New York, October 31, 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.

HIV | Immigration and Asylum