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Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

ENDA Victim of Friendly Fire:: The ACLU & 6 LGBT Orgs Pull Support

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) hit an unexpected stumbling block Tuesday, when six national gay rights organizations led by the ACLU, citing objections to the bill’s religious exemption, publicly withdrew their support for the legislation.

Trans Woman Files Complaint After Being Called ’Gay Bitches’ at Hookah Bar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
A Washington, D.C., transgender woman filed a complaint with Lambda Legal after the employees in a hookah bar handed her and her eight friends a restaurant receipt with the words "gay bitches" printed on it.

Ask Lambda Legal: Out At Work

By EDGE | Monday Mar 17, 2014
I just applied for a new job, and am not sure if I should be "out" during the interview process. I don’t think my state protects employees from being discriminated against. Can I be out at my interview or at work without risk of being rejected or fired?

New Lawsuit Challenges Indiana Gay Marriage Ban

Friday Mar 14, 2014
Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages faced a new challenge Thursday in a federal lawsuit announced by a national gay rights group on behalf of three lesbian couples from across the state.

Ask Lambda Legal: Utah Marriages

By EDGE | Monday Mar 10, 2014
What is the status of those gay couples married in Utah last year? In January, the Supreme Court stopped marriages. How serious is the problem?

Ask Lambda Legal: HIV Disclosure

By EDGE | Monday Mar 3, 2014
I was online and reading about people getting prosecuted for having sex because they didn’t tell their partner they had HIV. What are the realities behind HIV status disclosure and the law?

Ask Lambda Legal: LGBT Seniors

By EDGE | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
My partner and I have been together for more than 30 years, and as we advance in age, we’re wondering: will we be able to get each other’s Social Security benefits if one of us lives longer than the other?

Ask Lambda Legal: Bathroom Access for Transgender People

By EDGE | Monday Feb 10, 2014
M. Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project National Director for Lambda Legal answers a questions surrounding the public restroom debate for transgender persons.

Settlement in NY School District Gay-Bias Lawsuit

Friday Aug 9, 2013
A northern New York school district has agreed to a series of measures to combat bullying as part of a settlement of a former student’s anti-gay bias lawsuit.