"What happened to Steven and Matthew was not only hurtful and unlawful, it illustrates exactly why Illinois' citizens need the state's long-standing Human Rights Act to protect them against dangerous situations like this."
Lambda Legal today filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-gender couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Lambda Legal files a complaint against a New York City landlord for refusing to add lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein's spouse Dorothy Calvani to her rent-stabilized lease as is required by state and city law.
The Iowa Court of Appeals today affirmed the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.
"The rabid prosecution of Mr. Rick — regardless of the facts presented at trial — shows that people living with HIV are vulnerable and will continue to be unfairly targeted until laws like this are reformed to reflect the shared responsibility for the prevention of disease transmission."