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Gay Partner of 9/11 Victim Urges California to Support Freedom to Marry 02/11/2002

(LOS ANGELES, Monday, February 11, 2002) — A gay California man whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks says the plight he now faces vividly shows why his home state must allow lesbian and gay couples to marry.

Gay Partner of 9/11 Victim and Lambda Legal Lawyer To Attend Signing of Bill Providing Inheritance Rights to Domestic Partners 09/10/2002

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Man's Right to Retain Home Goes Before Washington's Highest Court 02/08/2001

(LOS ANGELES, February 8, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund urges the Washington Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that stripped a man of his home and business following the death of his partner of nearly three decades and affirm that gay couples are protected by Washington’s law of equity.

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Man's Employment Case Tests California's Discrimination Protection 05/11/1998

(LOS ANGELES, May 11, 1998) -- In a test of California's ban on employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, the state Court of Appeals in San Diego this week hears argument on behalf of a former insurance agent who suffered severe anti-gay harassment on the job, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Gay Man Can Pursue Wrongful Death Case as a Spouse, New York Court Rules; Lambda Legal Says Breakthrough Ruling Is Nations First 04/15/2003

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Man Can Hold Hospital Accountable for Partners Death After Routine Surgery Following Manhattan Hit-and-Run, Lambda Legal Says 01/09/2003

(New York, Thursday, January 9, 2003) - A gay man in New York should be able to hold St. Vincent’s Hospital accountable for medical negligence that led to his longtime partner’s death after routine surgery for a broken leg he suffered when he was the victim of a hit-and-run spree last year, Lambda Legal said in court papers filed today.

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Dad Wins Big Victory to Continue Unrestricted Visits with His Kids 12/12/1998

(NEW YORK, December 18, 1998) -- Maryland's highest court Friday made an important ruling that the best interest of children with a lesbian or gay parent requires that the children have unrestricted contact with their gay parent unless evidence establishes that such contact causes demonstrable harm, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Dad Fights to Continue Seeing His Kids Without Restrictions 09/03/1998

(NEW YORK, September 3, 1998) -- Next week, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will argue against an appeal that seeks to have Maryland's highest court reinstate a stringent, anti-gay visitation order limiting contact between two children, their divorced father, and his partner.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Dad Challenges Limits on Visits With His Children 09/04/1997

(NEW YORK, September 4, 1997) -- A divorced father is seeking to overturn a Maryland court order that severely restricts his visits with his two young children solely because he is gay, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said. He will challenge that order at a hearing on Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Couples, Clergy, Politicians Join for National Freedom to Marry Day 02/07/2001

(NEW YORK, February 7, 2001) — In over a dozen cities and towns around the country, religious clergy members and other community leaders are planning to mark National Freedom to Marry Day by calling on the public to support the right of same-sex couples to marry, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

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