Fact Sheets

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Sick, Scared and Separated from Loved Ones II 8/2/2013

Progress and Problems in Hospitals Disclosing the Patient's Right to Choose Who Can Visit

Health Care Fairness
Los Impuestos Federales 8/6/2013

Después de DOMA: Lo Que Significa 8/6/2013

Después de DOMA: Beneficios 8/6/2013

Después de DOMA: Seguro Social 8/6/2013

Take the Power: Are You Prepared? 8/29/2013

What kind of long-range vision do you have for your future and that of your loved ones? Have you taken the necessary legal and financial planning measures to protect that vision? Answer the following life planning questions to find out how prepared you really are—or what life planning issues you need to start thinking about now.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships | Seniors
15 Ways HIV Criminalization Laws Harm Us All 9/20/2013

Lambda Legal is working to repeal or reform HIV criminalization laws throughout the United States. An HIV criminalization law is one that specifically targets and punishes people living with HIV for engaging in conduct that would otherwise be legal if not for the person’s HIV status. Most of these laws do not require transmission of HIV and are based on the mere failure to announce one’s medical condition to a potential partner prior to engaging in sexual contact. Below we describe 15 ways these laws harm public health, result in unjust prosecutions, and serve primarily to stigmatize and oppress people living with HIV.

Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community 10/15/2013

The federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law requires nursing homes to “protect and promote the rights of each resident” emphasizing individual dignity and self-determination in the provision of long-term care. Every nursing home accepting Medicare and/or Medicaid must meet federal requirements, including those regarding residents’ rights.

Health Care Fairness | Housing | Seniors
New Jersey Marriage Law 10/18/2013

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies 11/4/2013

Over the last decade, hospitals throughout the United States have recognized that some groups of people face significant barriers to health care because of historic bias and discrimination against them. Many efforts have been launched to identify these groups, learn more about the challenges they face in health care, and welcome them into the nation’s hospitals. To reach out to these long overlooked groups, hospitals have examined their policies and practices to ensure that discrimination is clearly prohibited, recommendations for equitable and inclusive care are being followed, and staff are trained to provide knowledgeable, sensitive care.

Health Care Fairness | Transgender Rights