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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 Proud to Be Part of Peabody-Winning NPR Special on Transgender Families 04/21/2015

(New York, NY – April 21, 2015) – A September 2014 NPR special on transgender families that featured Robina Asti, a 94-year-old transgender woman who worked with Lambda Legal to successfully challenge the Social Security Administration, has won a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.

Transgender Rights
Tie The Knot Founder Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mercedes-Benz USA to accept Lambda Legal Liberty Awards at 2015 National Liberty Awards 04/13/2015

(New York, NY– April 13, 2015) – Lambda Legal announced today that Jesse Tyler Ferguson, five-time Emmy-nominated actor and LGBT advocate, will accept an award at its 29th Annual National Liberty Awards on May 4, 2015. Lambda Legal is recognizing Tie The Knot, founded by Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, as well as Mercedes-Benz USA.

AIDSWatch 2015 to Honor Lambda Legal HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes and Plaintiff John East 04/13/2015

(Washington, DC, April 10, 2015) — On Monday, April 13th, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes and plaintiff John East will receive the Positive Leadership Award at AIDSWatch 2015, the largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event.

Lambda Legal Applauds President Obama for Supporting Banning ‘Ex-gay Therapy’ for Minors 04/08/2015

(Washington, April 8, 2015) –Today President Obama condemned efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity – sometimes referred to as “ex-gay”, “conversion” or “reparative” therapy – for minors.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Indiana Legislature Proposes Limited RFRA Repair Bill, Lambda Legal Calls For Full Fix That Protects LGBT Hoosiers And Others 04/02/2015

Today, the Indiana legislature proposed a limited fix it bill that would amend the recently passed, so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA).

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal Congratulates Crispin Torres For Being Named To The Trans 100 03/31/2015

(New York, NY – March 30, 2015) Lambda Legal is proud to announce today that Crispin Torres, Community Educator in Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office, has been named to the Trans 100.

Transgender Rights
Victory! Texas Prison Officials Agree to Place Lambda Legal Transgender Client Passion Star in Safekeeping 03/30/2015

“At last Texas officials have taken appropriate and long-overdue steps to protect our client.”

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal to Gov. Pence: If You Mean It, Stop the Discrimination 03/29/2015

(Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 2015) – As the nation condemns Indiana Gov.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Gregory Packaging Stands with Lambda Legal to Affirm HIV-Positive Employee Posed No Safety Risk 03/26/2015

(Atlanta, March 26, 2015) — Lambda Legal and Gregory Packaging, Inc. today jointly announced the resolution of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Chanse Cox, who was dismissed from his job as a machine operator at Gregory Packaging’s Suncup juice manufacturing facility in Georgia after reporting he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | HIV