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Lambda Legal Responds to Proposed Change in Blood Donation Policy with Call for Real Reform 05/12/2015

(Washington, May 12, 2015) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced proposed guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men (MSM) to a one year ban.

Health Care Fairness | HIV | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Condemns Toxic Texas Marriage Bill, As Legislature Braces for Vote Tomorrow 05/11/2015

“The continued push for such blatantly discriminatory legislation illustrates that the Texas legislature is determined to demean LGBT people and defy the law set by the highest court in the country. Texas does not and should not get to pick and choose which parts of the U.S. Constitution it will follow.”

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Delivers Petition Urging Texas Governor to Comply With Prison Rape Elimination Act 05/08/2015

“Our petition represents the voice of a public eager to reform Texas’s prisons. Rape is not an inevitable part of incarceration, but leadership is key. We are hopeful that Governor Abbott will do the right thing and take steps to implement PREA.”

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Stop Prison Rape in Texas
As May 15 Deadline Looms, Lambda Legal Urges Texas Governor to Comply With Prison Rape Elimination Act 05/01/2015

“No one should have to endure rape as a condition of their sentence. May 15, the national deadline to certify PREA compliance, should be seen as an opportunity for Texas to step up and do the right thing.”

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Stop Prison Rape in Texas
Lambda Legal Marks May Day with Call for Increased Visibility for LGBT and HIV+ Immigrants 05/01/2015

“As welcoming communities gather throughout the country today, Lambda Legal calls for greater appreciation and integration of LGBT immigrants, and immigrants in general.”

Immigration | Proyecto Igualdad
Lambda Legal Responds to Tragedy in Baltimore 04/29/2015

(New York, April 29, 2015) —Yesterday, members and allies of the LGBT community raised their voices for justice as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the six cases collectively known as Obergefell v. Hodges, challenging discriminatory state bans on marriage for same-sex couples. But just miles from the courthouse steps, in Baltimore, a community is in turmoil, mourning the death of another black man while in police custody.

Supreme Court Upholds Florida Rule Banning Personal Solicitation by Judicial Candidates 04/29/2015

“Florida, and the 39 other states that elect judges, must be allowed to place reasonable restrictions on how these candidates raise money in order to guard against a perception among the public that justice is for sale."

Fair Courts Project
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Historic Cases Seeking Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples 04/28/2015

“Today was an awe-inspiring and singular moment in the march towards justice for same-sex couples and their families as powerful arguments for fairness, equality and love echoed in the chamber of our nation’s highest court.”

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal Condemns Discriminatory “Conscience Clause” Foster Care Bills in Texas, Alabama and Michigan 04/23/2015

“The passage of these discriminatory bills would have dangerous, devastating effects for children in these foster care systems by allowing state-funded agencies to turn away loving individuals and families.”

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal Urges Senate to Continue Push to Protect Runaway and Homeless Youth 04/23/2015

“Congress must ensure that federally-funded programs that serve at-risk runaway and homeless youth support and affirm them rather than allow providers to subject these vulnerable youth to the very same rejection they experienced at home.”

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments