In 1986, I sat in the U.S. Supreme Court gallery when the Court
heard Bowers v. Hardwick, a challenge to Georgia’s sodomy law.
In a shamefully homophobic decision, the highest court in our
nation said it was perfectly legal to brand lesbians and gay men as
criminals. I was utterly devastated and vowed that we would do
everything in our power to ﬁght back.
Lambda Legal has created, with assistance from other organizations, a trifold brochure to let you know what your rights are under Washington's new domestic partnership law and to answer some common questions.
This publication explains some of the rights and responsibilities the law provides for domestic partners, the legal differences between registering as domestic partners and getting married, who can register and how
Lambda Legal recently took up a case on behalf of the Hudson
Valley, New York, LGBTQ Community Center, after its
application for a nonprofit property tax exemption was denied.
Although the center’s mission clearly entitles it to the exemption,
the city of Kingston did not see it that way. W
As Lambda Legal celebrates its 35th anniversary, we take a moment to look back and reflect on our humble yet ambitious beginnings. We are pleased to present a special edition of In My Own Words, shared with us by one of our founders, Bill Thom.
Washington State Legal Briefing December 2007
Lambda Legal provides this briefing to healthcare professionals in Washington State to clarify the non-discrimination requirements of Washington's anti-discrimination law and the national guidance of the American Medical Association's Code of Ethics.
It’s official. The summer of 2007 will go down as
Lambda Legal’s summer of equality. Just before
Labor Day, our big marriage win in Iowa capped
a string of victories that touched the lives of
many LGBT people, people with HIV and their
families. What’s astonishing is the sheer breadth
of America we covered — coast to coast from
New Jersey to Washington State, sweeping
through Oklahoma, Ohio and, of course, Iowa.
Not long ago I was approached by someone
at a fundraiser who was curious about what
Lambda Legal’s role in the movement is when
there is new progress taking place in state
legislatures. That’s easy, I said: Our work
becomes even more important.