Last updated on: 6/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and the Transgender Law Center are dedicated to establishing and preserving the civil rights and civil liberties of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Between us, we have been responsible for most of the public interest litigation about the rights of LGBT people in this country.”

Joint Statement with the ACLU, NCLR, GLAD and TLC, updated Oct. 4, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“At Lambda Legal, we imagine a different world — a world of full equality for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people 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.”

“About Us,” Lambda Legal website (accessed Oct. 24, 2007)

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 Oct. 24, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit
Quoted in:
  1. Should Homosexuals Have Equal Protection Rights Based on Their Sexual Orientation?