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Lambda Legal Urges Ninth Circuit to Uphold Law Banning ‘Ex-gay Therapy’ for California Minors 02/04/2013

(San Francisco, CA, February 4, 2013) –Lambda Legal, representing twelve regional and national organizations working with LGBT youth, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today urging the court to uphold the California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation – sometimes referred to as

Teens & Young Adults
State of Oregon Agrees to Remove Gender Identity Exclusion for Transgender Employees From State Health Plan 01/17/2013

(Portland, January 17, 2013) - Lambda Legal today announced that the State of Oregon has changed an employee health care policy to remove all language that denies coverage to transgender people for transition-related health care. The change came in response to a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and cooperating attorney Jennifer Middleton on behalf of Alec Esquivel.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights
Integrity of Iowa Courts Persists, says Equality Groups 01/16/2013

(Des Moines, IA, January 16, 2013) - Today, Iowa State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady delivered the State of the Judiciary address in Des Moines.

Fair Courts Project
Rahm Emanuel Signs Marriage Petition calling for the Freedom to Marry in Illinois 01/16/2013

(Chicago, IL,January 16, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal announced that Rahm Emanuel has signed the ILove Marriage Petition. Lambda Legal released the following statement from James L. Bennett, Regional Director for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Marks 40th Year Making the Case for Equality 01/14/2013

(New York, January 14, 2013) - This year Lambda Legal celebrates its 40th year of making change for LGBT people and people living with HIV. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal: "Reaching 40 is quite a milestone. At Lambda Legal, we feel strong and vibrant, and we're working to make change every day.

Lambda Legal Ranked #1 Among LGBT Organizations 12/26/2012

Lambda Legal has been named the top organization among national LGBT equality and support organizations in a new ranking released by Guidestar's Philanthropedia.

Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Benefits 12/21/2012

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld as constitutional the state's Domestic Partner Registry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Momentum for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Brings Together New Illinois Coalition 12/20/2012

In the wake of the announcement by key legislators that they will seek passage of an Illinois marriage equality bill in January 2013, a broad range of organizations have joined to form a new coalition, called Illinois Unites for Marriage.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Pledge your support for marriage in Illinois!
Lambda Legal Hopeful as Plans Unfold to Bring Illinois Marriage Bill to a Vote 12/13/2012

(Chicago, IL, December 13, 2012) - Today Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans announced that they will call for a vote early in 2013 on House Bill 5710, The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Lambda Legal Case Seeking Accurate Birth Certificate for Lesbian Mothers 12/11/2012

(Des Moines, IA, December 11, 2012) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking to compel the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate birth certificate to all children born to same-sex married parents in Iowa.

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections