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April 21, 2018   Join us on:  Facebook.  Twitter.  YouTube
Criminalizing HIV Does Not Make Us Safer
By Scott Schoettes
Lambda Legal HIV Project Director

It is no surprise that a lively discussion has developed after news broke about an appeal we filed in an HIV criminalization case. We represent Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive man living in Iowa who was sentenced to 25 years in prison and life time sex offender status as a result of a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. Read More »

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Support for Illinois Marriage Case
The state attorney general and the Cook County state’s attorney filed papers backing Lambda Legal’s lawsuit. The county clerk has also voiced his support. read more & pledge your support »

Restaurant Pays $25K to Lambda Legal Client
Liza Friedlander was violently attacked while trying to dine with friends at a New York City eatery. read more »

Lambda Legal Appeals Conviction of HIV-Positive Man
Man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. read more »

Court: Human Rights Law Doesn't Cover Public School Students
New York's highest court ruled that the state's Human Rights Law does not protect students against harassment and discrimination in public schools.
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Obama to Halt Deportation of Undocumented Youth
"This is great news for millions of young people, many of whom openly identify as LGBT, and who will no longer live under the threat of being removed to countries where they may not ever have lived or even speak the language," says Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Iván Espinoza-Madrigal. read more »

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Lambda Legal Is Proud...
Go Magazine's annual list "100 Women We Love" includes Lambda Legal plaintiffs Janice Langbehn, Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalski, as well as Leslie Gabel-Brett, Lambda Legal's Director of Education and Public Affairs. read more »

The Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers' Association has honored Lambda Legal and our Senior Counsel and Director of Constitutional Litigation, Susan Sommer, in recognition of our key roles in achieving marriage equality in New York State. read more »

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