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Lesbian Mother Seeks to Adopt Son She Raised Since Birth 09/27/2001

(NEW YORK, September 27, 2001) — Top national and local children’s rights organizations are among a dozen legal and mental health groups urging Nebraska’s highest court to consider a toddler’s best interests and allow one of his lesbian mothers to also be a legal parent, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Opponent of Anti-Gay Military Policy to Give Civil Rights Address 09/27/2001

(CHICAGO, September 27, 2001) — As a federal appeals court judge, Abner Mikva once struck down the military’s anti-gay policy; soon he will be the keynote speaker for the Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address sponsored by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Communities and Allies Honor Victims and Survivors of Terrorist Attacks 09/11/2001

(NEW YORK) — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender groups, individuals, and friends will join together to remember and honor victims and their families and the many others affected by the tragedy of September 11.

Lesbian Mom Goes to Pennsylvania's Highest Court for Visitation Rights 09/06/2001

(NEW YORK, September 6, 2001) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging Pennsylvania's highest court to affirm a ruling that a lesbian mother who raised a child with her former partner for three years from birth may seek visitation with her daughter despite the biological mother's objection.

Washington's High Court Upholds Vancouver's Domestic Partnership Law 08/24/2001

(LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2001) -- More families remain eligible for health insurance and other vital employment benefits thanks to a court ruling in Olympia, Washington, the latest in a long line of decisions across the country supporting domestic partner benefits for government workers, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Abner Mikva to Speak at Lambdas Bon Foster Memorial Dinner and Address 08/16/2001

(CHICAGO, August 16, 2001) -- The former White House Counsel whose earlier ruling as a federal appeals court judge struck down the military's infamous "don't ask, don't tell" policy will deliver the annual Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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International Coalition Advocates for Full Recognition of Gay Victims 08/08/2001

Historic Proposal for Gay Victims of the Nazis as Part of Swiss Bank Litigation Proposal 08/07/2001

(NEW YORK, August 7, 2001) — An international coalition Thursday will announce a historic proposal asking a New York federal court to allocate some of a $1.25 billion settlement of the lawsuit against Switzerland’s two largest banks for a fund to recognize and address Nazi persecution of gay people.

Public Resists Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 07/30/2001

(NEW YORK, July 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday confirmed reports that discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America is drawing unprecedented opposition, especially raising concerns that the BSA’s anti-gay policy is harmful to young people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Proposal for Anti-Marriage Amendment 07/12/2001

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