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Vermont Civil Unions Law to Take Effect, Putting Fairness in Full Swing 06/30/2000

(NEW YORK, June 30, 2000) — As a groundbreaking new law takes effect this weekend, the state of Vermont sets a historic benchmark for the recognition of lesbian and gay families, extending to same-sex couples nearly all the rights, protections, and obligations of marriage, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Boy Scouts Can Discriminate Against Gay Members, High Court Rules 06/28/2000

(NEW YORK, June 28, 2000) — A divided United States Supreme Court on Monday held that the Boy Scouts of America can discriminate against a gay scoutmaster, blunting the decade-long legal challenge to the group’s anti-gay policy that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has waged on behalf of decorated Eagle Scout James Dale.

Teens & Young Adults
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns New Jersey Rejection of Gay Boy Scout Ban 06/28/2000

(NEW YORK, June 28, 2000) —The United States Supreme Court, in a disappointing decision Wednesday, overturned the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous decision that denied the Boy Scouts of America an exemption from that state’s anti-discrimination law in order to bar gay members.

Youth and Schools
Deprived of Home and Property, Man Appeals to Washington's Highest Court 06/27/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2000) — Arguing that vital protections are at stake for lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Tuesday filed an amicus brief that urges Washington state’s highest court to review a ruling that stripped a man of the home and business he had shared with his same-sex partner of nearly 30 years.

Same-Sex Relationships
Media Advisory Regarding Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling in 06/23/2000

Teens & Young Adults
Long-Time Litigator in Lesbian, Gay Civil Rights Leaves Lambda Legal Defense 06/22/2000

California Department of Industrial Relations Vindicates Lesbian Teacher 06/20/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2000) — Another California school district has been ordered to stop transferring students from a gay teacher’s classroom because such action is a form of employment discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Insurance Company Rebuffed for Denying Benefits to Policyholders with AIDS 06/19/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2000) — The California Supreme Court Monday unanimously ruled that insurers cannot deny benefits to policyholders who develop AIDS several years after becoming insured, a practice that is widespread in the industry but which the Court said is illegal, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

HIV
Lambda Attorney Named One of Country's Most Influential Lawyers 06/12/2000

(NEW YORK, June 12, 2000) — Citing impressive accomplishments advancing civil rights for lesbians and gay men nationwide, the National Law Journal has named Evan Wolfson one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

National Conference to Look at Plight of Prisoners with HIV 06/08/2000

(NEW YORK, June 8, 2000) — Six months after the United States Supreme Court let stand Alabama's segregation of prisoners with HIV, a broad coalition of health and civil rights experts and clergy is meeting to build a national strategy to defend the diminishing rights of this vulnerable population.

HIV

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