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Lambda Legal

Read the latest news about Lambda Legal, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits dedicated to equality litigation. Under the leadership of Kevin Cathcart, who has served as executive director of Lambda Legal since 1992, the organization has helped achieve historic victories in the fight for LGBT rights, including its argument before the Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), which established the right to sexual intimacy for gay Americans. Learn more about this gay legal organization that has also launced the Foster Care Initiative for lesbian and gay youth, as well as the Marriage Project and Transgender Rights Project.

Lambda Legal's analysis of the president's first year praises advancements made for LGBTQ+ Americans but recommends further actions.

January 20 2022 6:00 AM

Following a lawsuit, the red state begrudgingly changes its policy.

July 23 2021 11:51 AM

West Virginia's Medicaid program and its state employee health plan both refuse to pay for gender-confirmation care.

November 12 2020 2:24 PM

The department had failed to recognize the citizenship of children born abroad to same-sex couples who are U.S. citizens.

October 27 2020 11:01 PM

Those turned down for survivor's benefits because they were unable to legally marry should have access to the benefits, a federal judge rules.

September 12 2020 2:01 PM

The State Department is wrong to consider children born "out of wedlock" if they're born abroad to married same-sex couples, a federal judge rules.

August 27 2020 10:07 PM