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Lambda Settles Case Against Broker That Turned Away Gay Renters 04/14/2000

(NEW YORK, April 14, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Friday that it has reached a settlement with the Brooklyn broker charged with unlawful discrimination for refusing to rent a one- bedroom apartment in Park Slope to two gay men.

Housing
Mutual of Omaha Insurance to Lift Discriminatory Caps on AIDS Coverage 04/12/2000

(CHICAGO, April 12, 2000) -- After fighting all the way to the United States Supreme Court, Mutual of Omaha Insurance has announced plans to end its unjustified discrimination against policyholders with HIV by lifting special restrictions on medical coverage for HIV or AIDS-related care.

HIV
Salt Lake School District Official Sued For Nixing Yet Another Student Club 04/11/2000

Youth and Schools
Lambda Demands Insurer Cover Disability Claim of Ex-Court Reporter with AIDS 04/03/2000

(LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2000) —A Massachusetts-based insurer that callously refused to pay disability benefits to a long-time policyholder with HIV should stand trial for violating state law that prohibits such unfair insurance practices, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday.

HIV
U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Bar Anti-Gay Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 03/29/2000

(NEW YORK, March 29, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed its legal brief with the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, urging the justices to uphold the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against the Boy Scouts of America’s all-out ban on gay members.

Youth and Schools
High Court Upholds Funding for Student Groups at Public Universities 03/22/2000

(NEW YORK, March 22, 2000) — The unanimous United States Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday upholding funding systems commonly used by universities to support student activities protects free speech and the rights of all students at public universities, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which represents gay and other student groups involved in the case.

Fair Courts Project
Court Urged to Reject Discrimination Based on Religious Belief 03/22/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2000)—In a case concerning two Alaskan landlords who refuse to rent to unmarried couples, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund argues that gay people and many others are at risk if individuals can use personal beliefs to exempt themselves from fair housing and other anti-discrimination laws.

Housing
Lambda Seeks Justice for Top High School Teacher Targeted by Anti-Gay Abuse 03/09/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2000) — An award-winning high school teacher mercilessly harassed for being a lesbian is asking a California appellate court to reinstate her employment discrimination case against her school district, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
After Passage of Anti-Marriage Measure, Californians Must Unite for Gay Equality 03/08/2000

Lambda Launches Web Page to Speed the March to Lesbian and Gay Equality 03/03/2000

(NEW YORK, March 3, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, with a new online initiative, urged lesbians, gay men, and their supporters around the country to take immediate action in the face of tough challenges that now threaten civil rights equality.

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