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Board of Immigration Appeals rejects ruling based on coming-out stereotypes

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.

Gay couple sue after cabbie kicks them out for kissing

"What happened to Steven and Matthew was not only hurtful and unlawful, it illustrates exactly why Illinois' citizens need the state's long-standing Human Rights Act to protect them against dangerous situations like this."

Lambda Legal appeals Nevada marriage lawsuit to Ninth Circuit

Lambda Legal today filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-gender couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

Landlord sued to add same-gender spouse to lease

Lambda Legal files a complaint against a New York City landlord for refusing to add lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein's spouse Dorothy Calvani to her rent-stabilized lease as is required by state and city law.

Iowa appeals court upholds conviction of HIV-positive man

The Iowa Court of Appeals today affirmed the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.