Tag Archive | Lambda Legal

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

On 9th November, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move forward with the nomination of Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is often described as the second most powerful court in the country behind the U.S. Supreme Court. Gregory Katsas is currently the Deputy […]

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

Non-profit LGBT organisation, Lambda Legal have filed a federal lawsuit (August 22) to compel the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to release information about their decision to withdraw guidance detailing the protections transgender students have under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bans discrimination in education on the basis of sex [Title IX […]

US: Gay Man Sues Funeral Home For Refusal To Cremate Husband’s Body

US: Gay Man Sues Funeral Home For Refusal To Cremate Husband’s Body

An elderly gay man is suing a Mississippi funeral home which he says refused to cremate his husband’s body, in a landmark case that campaigners say could widen the rights of gay people in the conservative state. John Zawadski, 82, filed the civil suit in state court after he sought the services of the Picayune Funeral […]

US: White House Hosts Historic Meeting on LGBTQ People in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

US: White House Hosts Historic Meeting on LGBTQ People in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Yesterday, September 20, in the US, the White House hosted 150 formerly incarcerated LGBTQ people, policymakers & advocates to discuss unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the criminal legal system.

US: NY High Court Rules Non-Biological Parents Can Seek Custody and Visitation

US: NY High Court Rules Non-Biological Parents Can Seek Custody and Visitation

On 30th August, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that non-biological, non-married, non-adoptive parents can seek custody and visitation of children who were born into their relationships with the consent of the child’s biological parent.

US: Lambda Legal Seeks Accurate Death Certificates for Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

US: Lambda Legal Seeks Accurate Death Certificates for Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

On December 21, Lambda Legal filed a federal class action lawsuit in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division on behalf Hal Birchfield and Paul Mocko, two gay widowers, and other Florida same-sex spouses in similar situations, who are seeking accurate death certificates for their deceased spouses that acknowledge […]

Mozambique: Victory For LGBT Community As Anti-Gay Law Removed

Mozambique: Victory For LGBT Community As Anti-Gay Law Removed

Mozambique has overturned an anti-gay law which has been on the law books since Portuguese colonial times.A new penal code, signed into law in December last, came into effect yesterday, Monday 29th, and effectively decriminalises homosexuality, which has been a crime in Mozambique since 1886. However, since 1975, when the country became independent, no-one has […]