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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.

Lambda Warns Californians about 'Deceptive' Anti-Gay Ballot Measure 03/02/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is warning California voters that Proposition 22 is a deceptive and divisive ballot measure that could well undermine crucial civil rights protections for lesbians and gay men throughout the state.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Sues Landlord, Broker For Refusing to Rent to Same-Sex Couples 02/16/2000

(NEW YORK, February 16, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Tuesday filed suit against a Brooklyn landlord and a real estate agent for refusing to rent a Park Slope apartment to two men because they are gay.

Housing
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
Clinic Settles Anti-Gay Bias Complaint by Washington Heights Resident 02/09/2000

Same-Sex Relationships
Third Annual National Freedom to Marry Day in Cities Nationwide 02/08/2000

(NEW YORK, February 8, 2000) — Some 30 events will mark National Freedom to Marry Day in cities and towns around the country, with supporters of lesbian and gay families gathering for symbolic weddings, marches and rallies, from Memphis and Tucson to Boston and Fort Collins, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday.

Judge Rules El Modena High Gay-Straight Alliance Must Be Allowed to Meet 02/04/2000

(SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, Friday, February 4, 2000) — U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction today, ordering the Orange Unified School District to allow the Gay-Straight Alliance Club at El Modena High School to meet on school grounds while their case proceeds.

Teens & Young Adults

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