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Court's Decision on Marriage Should Go into Effect on Schedule, Says Legal Brief on Behalf of Couples 05/28/2008

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
Court Upholds San Franciscos Landmark Domestic Partnership Law 06/15/2001

(LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2001) — In a unanimous decision that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said could help advance domestic partner benefits around the country, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld key parts of San Francisco’s landmark Equal Benefits Ordinance that requires city contractors to extend benefits to their unmarried employees.

Criminal Justice
Court upholds Prop 8; State continues to recognize 18,000 marriages 05/26/2009

Court Tosses Case Challenging Alaska Fair Housing Law 08/04/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 4, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Friday applauded a federal court’s decision to dismiss a case brought by two Alaska landlords seeking exemption from any ban on marital status discrimination should an unmarried couple ever apply as tenants. The landlords claimed complying with the law would offend their religious beliefs.

Housing
Court Strikes Down HIV Discriminatory Foster Care Ban 03/06/2001

(NEW YORK, March, 6, 2001) — In a decision that advances science and rationality over fears about HIV, a federal court has ruled that a Pennsylvania county cannot refuse to place foster children in a home simply because a youngster already in the family has AIDS, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

HIV
Court Says Arkansas Sodomy Law Challenge May Proceed 02/11/2000

(NEW YORK, February 11, 2000) — The Arkansas Circuit Court has ruled that the legal challenge to the state’s 1977 law forbidding certain sex acts between consenting adults of the same sex can go forward, paving the way for seven lesbian and gay Arkansans to finally have their day in court, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Criminal Justice
Court Ruling Threatens to Choke Gay Student Groups at University of Wisconsin 08/11/1998

(CHICAGO, August 11, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday that a federal appeals court ruling against the University of Wisconsin-Madison could choke off support for the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Campus Center and any student groups deemed political or ideological.

Court Ruling Expected Friday on School Meetings for Gay-Straight Student Club 02/03/2000

(SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA., Thursday, February 3, 2000) — A federal court is set to decide Friday morning whether Orange Unified School District officials must permit students to meet on school property and have equal access to school facilities for the Gay-Straight Alliance Club at El Modena High School.

Teens & Young Adults
Court Rules Against Catholic Charities in Foster-Care Case 08/18/2011

In response to the court's swift decision in Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois et al. v. Illinois et al, Lambda Legal's Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor issued the following statement:

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