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¡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.”

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
Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies; Important Victory for HIV-Affected Communities 06/25/2015

“Today, the Court acted to preserve a key component in the battle against HIV/AIDS—improved access to affordable, reliable and comprehensive healthcare, an especially critical need for vulnerable communities of color.”

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Victory! Supreme Court Upholds Key Protections of Fair Housing Act 06/25/2015

“The Court’s ruling acknowledges the entrenched nature of policies that perpetuate housing segregation, and the importance of disparate impact claims in addressing them.”

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
New York State Governor Cuomo Acts to Remove Juveniles from State Prisons 06/25/2015

“While we await broad reform that is long overdue, we hope the Governor’s order will protect youth who are wholly dependent on the state for their health, emotional well-being and physical safety.”

Teens & Young Adults | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Statement on Tragedy in Charleston 06/18/2015

(New York, June 18, 2015)---Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart:

Lambda Legal Urges Ninth Circuit to Uphold Arizona Judicial Conduct Code 06/15/2015

“If judges and judicial candidates are allowed to engage in partisan political activity, how can judicial integrity and due process really be ensured?”

Fair Courts Project