Yet another one from the Supreme Court today. And not a great one.
Government must take every step necessary to ensure public money is not used to proselytize or to discriminate. And we will remain vigilant to hold federal and state governments to this obligation. As LGBTQ people and people living with HIV know all too well, there is a regrettable history in this country of people being... View details ⇨
"I helped pick the donor that created her life. I was there for the entire pregnancy and for the delivery, and I've been there ever since. To have to adopt her is demeaning and unfair, but thwarting a potential threat to our relationship is worth every distress and humiliation because no one matters to me more.
When I'm marching this Sunday, I'll be thinking about that court decree declaring... View details ⇨
Scott Schoettes, Lambda Legal #HIV Project Director and former member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (#PACHA #PACHA6), reacts to the Senate healthcare(#AmericanHealthCareAct) bill (American Health Care Act) with Lambda Legal Digital Director Kristina Villarini.
"We had to put guards in front of our church after the bill initially passed because there was a truck with a swastika parked across the street and just this week the Christian Knights of the KKK distributed flyers throughout the Hattiesburg area. Today’s ruling leaves us more exposed, so we will have to be more vigilant than ever before to protect our church, our families and our dignity."... View details ⇨
Did you know that states don't collect even basic information about the diversity of their judges?
And this matters.
What we don't know: How many openly LGBTQ judges there are on state judicial benches.
What we do know: People of color are about 40% of the US population, but less than 20% of state judges. Women are about half the population, but less than 1/3 of state judges. Most legal... View details ⇨
“There is a very serious hurt caused when you’re told, ‘No, we don’t serve your kind here,’ and I think that gets lost in the public discourse a lot." —Susan Sommer, Lambda Legal's Director of Constitutional Litigation.
"Given what I have seen from this administration and from President Trump, in particular, there just seems to be a complete disregard of this community or the continuing effect that HIV is having on populations across the country. Young gay and bisexual men of color, in particular; transgender women, transgender women of color, in particular; low-income people: these are the folks that are... View details ⇨