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Lambda Adds Staff Attorney Gregory Nevins to its Southern Regional Office 01/09/2002

U.S. Supreme Court Further Constricts Power of the ADA 01/09/2002

(NEW YORK, January 9, 2002) — The United States Supreme Court ruling in Toyota v. Williams, refusing to recognize workplace-related limitations, further erodes the definition of “disability” and the strength of employee protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Pennsylvania's Highest Court Rules Lesbian Mom Can Seek Visitation 01/02/2002

(NEW YORK, Wednesday, January 2, 2002) —The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that a lesbian mother who raised a child with her former partner may seek visitation despite the biological mother’s objection, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which argued the case, said Wednesday.

Adoption and Parenting
Government Keeps Door Open to Support for Lesbian and Gay Survivors of 9/11 Victims 12/20/2001

(NEW YORK, Thursday, December 20, 2001) —Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Thursday welcomed as “encouraging” new federal regulations that open the door to compensation for surviving partners of lesbians and gay men killed in the September 11 attacks, but expressed disappointment that those partners were not explicitly recognized as spouses are.

Same-Sex Relationships
Lambda Announces New Director of Midwest Regional Office 12/20/2001

Press Conference to Announce Establishment of 'September 11 Gay & Lesbian Family Fund' 12/11/2001

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Argues New York Housing Law Harms Lesbian and Gay Couples 12/07/2001

(NEW YORK, December 7, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is helping challenge a new housing regulation that undermines New York’s Roommate Law and makes it easier for landlords to harass and evict many lesbian and gay couples if they do not divide expenses equally.

Housing
Michigan School District Reprimanded for Ordering Teachers to Dismantle Gay History Month Display 12/04/2001

(CHICAGO, Tuesday, December 4, 2001) —A Michigan arbitrator has ordered a local school district to apologize for misconduct against two gay teachers whose gay history month displays promoted safety and respect in their school, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Teens & Young Adults
Red Cross Issues Guidelines on Relief Assistance to Lesbian and Gay Survivors of September 11 12/04/2001

(NEW YORK, December 4, 2001) — Today, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Project praised the American Red Cross for issuing an official policy of fair treatment for gay and lesbian families suffering from the loss of a loved one on September 11.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Issues 2001 World AIDS Day Report Card 11/29/2001

(NEW YORK, November 29, 2001) — In its sixth annual World AIDS Day report card Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund highlights HIV prevention efforts, and flunks the Bush Administration for its just-say-no approach to sex education for young people at risk of infection.

HIV

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