Three ordinary people who stood up against injustice and became heroes died in the past two months. Lambda Legal was proud to represent each of them in court, winning victories that improved the lives of many.
Across the country, Lambda Legal fought and won many key victories for LGBT people, people living with HIV, and their families. We're very proud of our accomplishments this year, which are summarized here.
Just as President Obama released that memo and Secretary Clinton gave that U.N. speech, a federal appeals court in Georgia upheld a ruling that it is unconstitutional for the government to fire a transgender worker because it disapproves of her gender expression.
Some of the effects of Lawrence were immediate: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people could no longer be presumptively branded criminals and treated as such in public and private spheres. But many of its effects are still unfolding.
None of us should be asked or forced to live our lives invisibly. Those that impose invisibility continue to feed the fear of the unknown -- and the well-documented and often tragic consequences that follow.
The anti-gay diversion strategy should not obscure the truth of the matter: The reason smart lawyers like Charles Cooper don't give a better answer to why marriage discrimination should continue is that there isn't one.