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Thirty-Five LGBT and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS 06/03/2013

Washington, DC – As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV.

Illinois House of Representatives Fails to Vote On Marriage Bill 05/31/2013

(Springfield, IL, May 31, 2013) -  At the close of the legislative session the Illinois House of Representatives did not call for a floor vote or advance the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, the bill that would grant same-sex couples in Illinois the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA 05/22/2013

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Immigration and Asylum
Lambda Legal Applauds Minnesota in Granting Same-Sex Couples the Freedom to Marry 05/13/2013

(Chicago, IL, May 13, 2013) – In response to the passage of a bill granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry in Minnesota, Jennifer Pizer, Senior Counsel and Law & Policy Project Director for Lambda Legal, who worked with Minnesota advocates on the substance of the marriage bill, released the following statement:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Legal Honors Eric Webber at 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards 05/10/2013

(Los Angeles – May 10, 2013) –Lambda Legal announced today that it will honor Eric Webber, immediate past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), at its 21st Annual West Coast Liberty Awards.  Webber is being recognized for his tireless advocacy for LGBT individuals in the legal profession that began 30 years ago when he was a law student at the

Lambda Legal Urges Congress to Pass the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act 05/08/2013

(Chicago, IL, May 8, 2013) – Today, Lambda Legal voiced its support for H.R. 1843 the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act which was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee late yesterday and would encourage states to reconsider laws and practices that unfairly target people with HIV for consensual sex and conduct that poses no real risk of HIV transmission.

Lambda Legal Continues Celebration as Delaware Senate Passes Marriage Bill 05/07/2013

(New York, May 7, 2013) — Today, the Delaware Senate voted to grant the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Delaware. With Governor Jack Markell set to sign the bill, Delaware will join the rapidly growing list of jurisdictions in the United States where the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage has ended.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Iowa Supreme Court Rules Children Born to Married Lesbian Couples Have Two Parents at Birth 05/03/2013

(Des Moines, IA, May 3, 2013) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court built upon its ruling in Lambda Legal's landmark case, Varnum v. Brien, which ordered that same-sex couples and their families be treated equally under Iowa law, and ordered the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate two-parent birth certificate to all children born to lesbian married parents in Iowa.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
May 6th is Lambda Legal Day in New York City 05/01/2013

(New York, May 2, 2013) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proclaimed, May 6, 2013  Lambda Legal Day in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary which will be celebrated at its annual gala that evening.

Lambda Legal Rebuffs Arizona Attorney General: Urges Cities to Protect Unmarried Couples 04/29/2013

(Phoenix, April 29, 2013) – Lambda Legal today issued a legal analysis documenting the ability of Bisbee and other Arizona municipalities to enact ordinances recognizing and protecting the committed family relationships of adult couples regardless of marital status, gender or sexual ori

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships