The pursuit of marriage equality for same-sex couples brings much-needed focus to the everyday needs of lesbian and gay couples. Without full legal recognition and protections, same-sex couples confront a variety of complicated legal and financial issues — including numerous tax matters.
Lambda Legal, the leading national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil rights for LGBT people and
people with HIV, has had an exceptional year. Our high-impact cases and educational programs continue to serve
our mission by securing new and expanded legal protections and by amplifying our message in public forums.
Below are highlights of our accomplishments.
Anti-discrimination laws are important tools for protecting non-discriminatory access to health care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Studies demonstrate that anti-gay and antitrans bias permeates the medical profession, with adverse effects on the health and well-being of LGBT people.
Are you and your same-sex partner thinking about traveling or moving to another state but worried about whether your relationship will be respected? Or have you joined the growing movement to advocate that employers or organizations, when choosing sites for a convention or meeting, avoid locales that require or promote discrimination against same-sex relationships?