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Lambda Legal Files Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Access to Abortion

(New York, NY, January 5, 2016) — Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in support of the Texas abortion clinics, physicians who perform abortions and Texas women who need abortion services, who are challenging Texas’s unduly burdensome abortion regulations in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole.

Lambda Legal Files Class Action in Florida Seeking Accurate Death Certificates for Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

(Miami) – Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal class action lawsuit in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division on behalf Hal Birchfield and Paul Mocko, two gay widowers, and other Florida same-sex spouses in similar situations, who are seeking accurate death certificates for their deceased spouses that acknowledge they were married and recognize them as the surviving spouses.

New Blood Donation Policy Does Not Go Far Enough, Lambda Legal Says

(Washington) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced new guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men (MSM) to a one-year ban. The guidelines also make clear that transgender individuals may self-report their gender for purposes of applying the MSM policy.

Lambda Legal Commends New York State Division of Human Rights for Proposed Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Rule, Suggests Improvements

(December 18, 2015, New York, NY) – Lambda Legal today submitted comments and suggested changes to New York State’s Division of Human Rights regarding a proposed gender identity nondiscrimination rule, under New York’s Human Rights Law.

Lambda Legal Seeks Accurate Birth Certificates for Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina

(Raleigh, NC December 10, 2015) – Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf Melissa and Meredith Weiss, a married lesbian couple, seeking birth certificates listing both mothers as parents of their two sons.

On World AIDS Day, Lambda Legal Launches Spanish-language HIV “Know Your Rights” Hub

(New York, NY, December 1, 2015) — Today, in recognition of World AIDS Day 2015, Lambda Legal announced it has launched a Spanish-language version of its latest addition to the Lambda Legal “Know Your Rights” mobile-friendly information hub: “Know Your Rights: HIV.”

Lambda Legal lanza recurso en español sobre el VIH durante el Día Mundial de la lucha contra el SIDA

Hoy, en reconocimiento del Día Mundial de la lucha contra el SIDA 2015, Lambda Legal ha lanzado una versión en español de su recurso más reciente, “Conoce Tus Derechos: VIH”.

Lambda Legal Condemns Police Violence, Stands With Chicago Community

(Chicago, November 25, 2015) —Yesterday, the city of Chicago was left reeling after the release of a brutally violent video showing the killing of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old Black teenager who was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014. Van Dyke was charged with First Degree Murder yesterday after a Cook County judge ordered the release of a Chicago Police Department dashcam video showing the shooting. Lambda Legal released the following statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart:

Lambda Legal Congratulates Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Named Champion of Change by White House

(Los Angeles–November 24, 2015) – Lambda Legal is proud to announce that Lambda Legal Community Educator and filmmaker, Marco Castro-Bojorquez was honored as a Champion of Change at a White House event on November 23 that was held to recognize individuals using art to make a difference in the lives of LGBT people.

Lambda Legal Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of Gay Couple Kicked Out of Taxi

(Chicago, IL, November 19, 2015) — Today, Lambda Legal settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of two gay men who were unlawfully forced to exit a taxi after they exchanged a brief kiss. As part of the voluntary settlement, the driver of the taxi has apologized to the men and has agreed to make a donation to a local LGBT-focused charity, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

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