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State of Utah Spent Quarter Million in Futile Fight Against Gay Student Groups 11/13/2001

(SALT LAKE CITY, November 13, 2001) — A long, expensive court battle against student-run groups intended to support gay youth and their friends has ended for the state of Utah, which spent a quarter million dollars defending a Salt Lake City school board ban, the students’ lawyers said Tuesday.

Youth and Schools
Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Proposal for Anti-Marriage Amendment 07/12/2001

Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to Uphold Cincinnati's Issue 3 10/23/1997

Legal Defense and Education Fund criticized "a renegade ruling" that on Thursday upheld the country's last remaining anti-gay initiative. Cincinnati's Issue 3 would bar the Cincinnati City Council from protecting lesbians and gay men against discrimination.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement from Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg on Four Recent Teen Suicides 09/29/2010

Today, as we heard news of the fourth apparent teenage suicide in recent weeks, following antigay bullying and harassment, we felt overwhelming grief and anger. Losing one young person because of bigotry and hate is too much—but two, three, four?

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults
Statement from Lambda Legal's Executive Director Kevin Cathcart on Today's Ninth Circuit "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Ruling 05/21/2008

(New York, May 21, 2008) Lambda Legal issued the following statement today in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Witt v. Department of the Air Force. Statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal:

Military
Statement of Lambda Staff Attorney Suzanne B. Goldberg on U.S. Supreme Court's Striking Down Colorado's Amendment 2 05/20/1996

(NEW YORK, May 20, 1996) The Supreme Court's ruling today in Romer v. Evans is a breakthrough victory for lesbians and gay men throughout the United States. This landmark, 6-3 ruling should shape the course of civil rights in the United States for decades to come and is the single most positive Supreme Court ruling in the history of the gay rights movement.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement on NYC Council Condemning Proposed Federal Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Banning Same-Sex Couples from Equal Treatment 02/26/2004

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Statement by Lambda Managing Attorney Ruth Harlow, counsel of record for Robin Shahar No one should be fired from government employment because she celebrates and values a committed, loving relationship in her private life. That is why Robin Shahar was fired. This case is about her constitutional freedom of association, and that of all public employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Still No Explanation from California State Agency on Release of Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Prepare Further Action 10/19/2010

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has failed to provide a meaningful explanation for its illegal release of the names of some 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third-party service provider, said attorneys at Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA). A letter delivered to the agency from the groups today warns that DHCS must immediately act to protect the confidentiality of HIV patients, or face further steps that could include legal action.

HIV

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