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Texas High Court Slams Shut Door to Justice in Prosecution Under 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 04/18/2002

(DALLAS, April 18, 2002) - Lambda Legal Thursday said it likely will go to the United States Supreme Court now that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear an appeal by two Houston men convicted of violating the ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Law by having consensual sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Jon W. Davidson to Receive Monette/Horwitz Award for Distinguished Achievement 04/10/2002

(New York, April 10, 2002) - The Monette/Horwitz Trust has named Jon W. Davidson a recipient of its fifth annual Distinguished Achievement Award for his extensive contributions to fighting homophobia as an attorney for Lambda Legal, and for his work to educate the public about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

Live at Pridefest! Kevin Cathcart Spotlights What the Courts Mean for LGBT Liberation 04/09/2002

(NEW YORK, April 9, 2002) - Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart offers a view from the courthouse for Pridefest’s National Gay & Lesbian Leaders Symposium.

Lambda Legal Representing Equality Mississippi in Ethics Complaint Against Mississippi Judge 04/08/2002

(ATLANTA, Monday, April 8, 2002) - Lambda Legal today strongly denounced a letter to a newspaper by a Mississippi judge suggesting that gays and lesbians be institutionalized and agreed to represent Equality Mississippi, a statewide civil rights group, in an ethics complaint against the judge.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Joins Plymouth-Canton Teachers for Safe School Forum 04/03/2002

Teens & Young Adults
Kansas Supreme Court Ignores Scientific Evidence on Sex Change 03/15/2002

(NEW YORK, Friday, March 15, 2002) - The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling against the marriage of J’Noel Gardiner, a transsexual woman, fails to acknowledge scientific and psychological realities - as well as the everyday reality of J’Noel’s life and marriage as a female.

Transgender Rights
Bush Administration Not Making the Grade in the War on AIDS 03/14/2002

Lambda Legal Honors Mark Bingham, 'In the Life,' Anna Quindlen 03/05/2002

(NEW YORK, March 5, 2002) — For its 16th annual Liberty Awards, Lambda Legal honors Mark Bingham, whose courage in the face of death saved lives on September 11, the award-winning television documentary series “In The Life,” and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and novelist Anna Quindlen.

Civil Rights Groups Demand City Revitalize Fight Against Discrimination 02/28/2002

(NEW YORK, February 28) - In a joint letter to Mayor Bloomberg released Thursday, a broad coalition of civil rights groups demand that New York City rejuvenate its Human Rights Commission and Law Department and treat civil rights enforcement as seriously as other law enforcement.

University of Maryland Medical System to be Sued Wednesday by Gay Man Prevented from Visiting His Dying Partner at Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore 02/27/2002

Patient, who had AIDS, died without being able to say goodbye to partner. Partner denied opportunity to tell hospital about patient's treatment wishes Shock Trauma Center violated national hospital accreditation standards classifying partner as family. There was even a health care power of attorney designating relationship between the men. Case shows importance of legalizing same-sex marriage, says Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which filed today's suit.