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Queens Restaurant Pays $25k to Lambda Legal Client After Antigay Attack 06/13/2012

(New York, June 13, 2012) —Lambda Legal client Liza Friedlander, who was violently attacked while trying to dine with friends at a Forest Hills restaurant owned by Defendant Waroge Met, Ltd., doing business as Sizzler Restaurant 0489, recently recovered $25,000 in a lawsuit filed in Queens County in 2011.

Rahm Emanuel Signs Marriage Petition calling for the Freedom to Marry in Illinois 01/16/2013

(Chicago, IL,January 16, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal announced that Rahm Emanuel has signed the ILove Marriage Petition. Lambda Legal released the following statement from James L. Bennett, Regional Director for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Rallies and Events Planned Nationwide on Day of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Lambda Legal's Historic Case Against Texas Sodomy Law 06/04/2003

(New York, Wednesday, June 4, 2003) - With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue its ruling in Lambda Legal’s case challenging Texas’s “Homosexual Conduct” law as early as Monday, local events around the nation are being planned for the day the decision is announced.

Criminal Justice
Red Cross Issues Guidelines on Relief Assistance to Lesbian and Gay Survivors of September 11 12/04/2001

(NEW YORK, December 4, 2001) — Today, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Project praised the American Red Cross for issuing an official policy of fair treatment for gay and lesbian families suffering from the loss of a loved one on September 11.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Redmond City Council Votes to Extend Family Benefits to City Employees with Same-Sex Partner 07/18/2007

Redmond City Council Votes to Extend Family Benefits to City Employees with Same-Sex Partner: Dedicated lesbian and gay employees deserve equal pay for equal work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Refusals To Change Transgendered People's Birth Certificates Almost Always Conflict with State Laws, Lambda Legal Says 11/12/2002

Transgender Rights
Religious and Civil Rights Groups Support Same-Sex Couples in Legal Battle to Marry 01/10/2006

Religious and Civil Rights Groups Urge New York's High Court to Strike Down Laws Barring Same-Sex Couples from Marriage 04/24/2006

Religious and Civil Rights Groups, Legislators, Bar Associations, Labor, Businesses, and Legal Scholars Urge Court to Overturn Prop 8 01/16/2009

Religious Leaders Affirm Their Support for Gay People's Freedom to Marry 02/07/2001

(CHICAGO, February 7, 2001) With Valentine's Day approaching, many couples are celebrating their special relationships, and take for granted their freedom to marry. But lesbian and gay couples, despite great advances, still are barred from civil marriage, its social recognition, as well as hundreds of legal protections.