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7 New Jersey Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Gay Marriage

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Seven gay couples and many of their children filed a lawsuit Wednesday to demand New Jersey recognize gay marriage, saying it's the only way to solve inequities created by the state's four-year-old civil union law. New Jersey lawmakers created that law to try to fulfill a...

Ask Lambda Legal: Your Rights as an Immigrant With HIV

By Scott Schoettes , Lambda Legal HIV Project Director Q: If I test positive for HIV, will I be deported? A: In January 2010, thanks to the hard work of Lambda Legal and others, the U.S. government lifted its blanket ban on HIV travel and immigration. That means that a person's HIV status alone...

Pregúntele a Lambda Legal: Sus derechos como inmigrante con VIH

Por Scott Schoettes , director del Proyecto VIH de Lambda Legal P: Si tengo una prueba de VIH y resulta ser positiva, ¿seré deportado? R: En enero de 2010, gracias a los esfuer¬zos de los grupos que abogan por otros, incluyendo Lambda Legal, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos levantó...

Pregunte a Lambda Legal - El Acto de Cuidado Económico y VIH

Por Scott Schoettes, director del Proyecto VIH de Lambda Legal Recientemente me hice la prueba del VIH y salí positivo. Un amigo me dijo que si cambio de trabajo puede que sea difícil mantener el seguro médico. ¿Qué tipo de seguro hay para mí? Hoy en día...

Ask Lambda Legal - The Affordable Care Act and HIV

By Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal Q: I recently tested positive for HIV, and a friend told me that I might have a hard time keeping health insurance if I changed jobs. What kind of insurance is available for me? A: In 2012, a positive HIV test result is the beginning of...

Ask Lambda Legal: Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue

By Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal Q: Why are LGBT groups working on immigration issues and what does the recent debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform have to do with the rights of LGBT individuals and families? We often hear that our immigration system is broken. But too few people understand how...

Illinois House of Representatives Fails to Vote on Marriage Bill

"This is a stunning failure in the Illinois House. Lambda Legal's lawsuit will move forward..." At the close of the legislative session, the Illinois House of Representatives did not call for a floor vote or advance The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, the bill that would grant...

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: Después de DOMA: ¿Qué significa para ti?

Por Susan Sommer, Directora de litigio constitucional para Lambda Legal P: Ahora que DOMA ha desaparecido, ¿qué significa para mi familia? A: La victoria en la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos fue un tiempo increíble para nuestra comunidad, pero también sabemos que...

Ask Lambda Legal: After DOMA: What Does it Mean for You?

By Susan Sommer, Director of Constitutional Litigation Q: Now that DOMA is gone what will it mean for my family? A: The victory at the Supreme Court was an amazing time for our community but we also know there will be a lot of questions in the weeks and months ahead. There are more than 1,100 places...