Last updated on: 3/28/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Lambda Legal Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Regardless of how completely their lives are intertwined or how deeply they care for each other, individuals in same-sex relationships frequently are treated like strangers under the law – and none are afforded full equality in this country. This unequal treatment causes concrete and devastating harm. It most deeply affects those with children, those with fewer financial resources, people of color, senior citizens or those with less access to education. In addition, the government’s denial of legal statuses and protections available to different-sex couples brands lesbians and gay men as second class. Lambda Legal will continue to seek an end to discrimination in access to civil marriage so that same-sex couples in this country have the same choices other couples have, including whether or not to marry.”

“Marriage,” lambdalegal.org (accessed Nov. 3, 2010)

Description:

“At Lambda Legal, we imagine a different world — a world of full equality for LGBT people and people living with HIV — and we work to create that world every day. We pursue impact litigation, education and advocacy to make the case for equality in state and federal court, the Supreme Court and in the court of public opinion.

The work we do has impact on the way we live — we change laws, policies and ideas. From our national headquarters in New York and four regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, our legal and public education experts select the cases and issues that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV.”

“Lambda Legal’s Help Desk staff respond directly to members of our communit(ies) who are seeking legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status. Information at https://www.lambdalegal.org/help/”

“About Us,” Lambda Legal website (accessed Mar. 7, 2011) and email to ProCon.org, Mar. 25, 2011

Mission:

“Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”

“About Us,” Lambda Legal website (accessed Mar. 7, 2011)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?