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  • Impact Magazine Summer 2008

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    In 1986, I sat in the U.S. Supreme Court gallery when the Court heard Bowers v. Hardwick, a challenge to Georgia’s sodomy law. In a shamefully homophobic decision, the highest court in our nation said it was perfectly legal to brand lesbians and gay men as criminals. I was utterly devastated and vowed that we would do everything in our power to fight back.

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  • Washington's Domestic Partnership Law: A Brief Overview

    Lambda Legal has created, with assistance from other organizations, a trifold brochure to let you know what your rights are under Washington's new domestic partnership law and to answer some common questions.

  • The Legal Rights of Registered Domestic Partners in Oregon - A Detailed Look

    This publication explains some of the rights and responsibilities the law provides for domestic partners, the legal differences between registering as domestic partners and getting married, who can register and how

  • In My Own Words

    As Lambda Legal celebrates its 35th anniversary, we take a moment to look back and reflect on our humble yet ambitious beginnings. We are pleased to present a special edition of In My Own Words, shared with us by one of our founders, Bill Thom.

  • Impact Magazine Winter 2008

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    Lambda Legal recently took up a case on behalf of the Hudson Valley, New York, LGBTQ Community Center, after its application for a nonprofit property tax exemption was denied. Although the center’s mission clearly entitles it to the exemption, the city of Kingston did not see it that way. W

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  • Arc of History

    Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In less than two decades, I witnessed the arc of history bending toward justice.

  • Assuring Non-Discrimination in Healthcare: Washington's Law Against Discrimination and the American Medical Association's Rules of Ethics

    Washington State Legal Briefing December 2007 Lambda Legal provides this briefing to healthcare professionals in Washington State to clarify the non-discrimination requirements of Washington's anti-discrimination law and the national guidance of the American Medical Association's Code of Ethics.

  • Impact Magazine Fall 2007

    "Impact Magazine Fall 2007" cover

    It’s official. The summer of 2007 will go down as Lambda Legal’s summer of equality. Just before Labor Day, our big marriage win in Iowa capped a string of victories that touched the lives of many LGBT people, people with HIV and their families. What’s astonishing is the sheer breadth of America we covered — coast to coast from New Jersey to Washington State, sweeping through Oklahoma, Ohio and, of course, Iowa.

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  • Impact Magazine Summer 2007

    "Impact Magazine Summer 2007" cover

    Not long ago I was approached by someone at a fundraiser who was curious about what Lambda Legal’s role in the movement is when there is new progress taking place in state legislatures. That’s easy, I said: Our work becomes even more important.

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  • Washington's 2007 Domestic Partnership Law — A Detailed Look

    Lambda Legal has created, with assistance from Q-Law, a publication to let you know what your rights are under this new law and to answer some common questions.