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Lambda Legal Applauds Groundbreaking EEOC Decision Protecting Lesbians and Gay Men from Sex Discrimination in Employment

(New York, July 16, 2015) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a landmark ruling that the sex discrimination provisions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protect employees who suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The decision will have two major effects. First, it authoritatively recognizes that federal workers mistreated because of their sexual orientation have a claim under Title VII.

After 24 Years of Leadership, Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart Announces Retirement

Kevin M. Cathcart, who has been the Executive Director of Lambda Legal since 1992, announced today that he will retire when his current contract ends at the end of April, 2016.

Victoria para Lambda Legal en el caso de matrimonio en Puerto Rico

“La decisión del día de hoy provee aún más reconocimiento a la dignidad e igualdad de las personas LGBTT en Puerto Rico. Aplaudimos al Primer Circuito por reconocer que la prohibición al matrimonio en Puerto Rico es inconstitucional”.

Victory in Lambda Legal’s Puerto Rico Marriage Case

(San Juan, PR, July 8, 2015) – Today, in light of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which struck down marriage bans nationwide, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated the district court’s ruling in Conde-Vidal v. Rius-Armendariz, that had upheld Puerto Rico’s discriminatory ban. The appellate court further directed the lower court to consider Lambda Legal’s challenge to the ban in light of Obergefell.

Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal and the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries Lament Black Church Burnings

(New York, July 2, 2015)---Lambda Legal and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries issued the following joint statement from Executive Director Kevin Cathcart and Bishop Yvette Flunder:
 

Federal Judge Issues Final Order Striking Down Louisiana’s Marriage Ban

“With this order, Governor Jindal has run out of excuses for delaying recognition of same-sex couples’ right to get married and have their marriages recognized. Enough is enough.”

Victory! Texas Employee Retirement System Enrolls Wife of UNT Administrator in Health Plan

(Dallas, TX, July 2, 2015) – Lambda Legal client Deborah Leliaert today confirmed that she has been able to enroll her wife, Paula Woolworth, in the spousal health insurance plan administered by the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) for state employees.
 

Lambda Legal Responds to New ICE Guidance on Treatment of Transgender Detainees

(New York, NY, June 30, 2015) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this month issued expanded guidelines on the treatment of transgender immigrants currently detained in ICE facilities.

Victory in Lambda Legal’s North Dakota Marriage Case

(Fargo, North Dakota, June 29, 2015) – Today, in the Lambda Legal case Jorgensen v. Montplaisir, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota lifted the stay on the case and struck down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban.

Lambda Legal Launches Marriage Tracker, an Online Reporting Website for Same-Sex Couples

(New York, NY, June 29, 2015) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping decision on Friday ushering in marriage in all 50 states, Lambda Legal has introduced a new resource, the Marriage Tracker.

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