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Florida Appeals Court To Hear Visitation Dispute Between Same-Sex Parents 05/07/1999

(ATLANTA, May 7, 1999) -- An increasingly common type of family dispute will reach a Florida appeals court with a visitation case concerning same-sex parents and the four-year-old girl they raised together until their relationship ended, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
L.A. Domestic Partner Registry Opens Thursday, May 6 05/04/1999

(LOS ANGELES, May 4, 1999) -- The first couples to be recognized as domestic partners by Los Angeles County will celebrate with other supporters of the newly created County registry, as unmarried couples line up to register on Thursday, May 6.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Groups Issue Standards for Custody Disputes in Same-Sex Relationships 05/03/1999

(NEW YORK, May 3, 1999) -- Hoping to help their communities avert a crisis, an ad-hoc alliance of LGBT legal and family-oriented organizations today launched an effort to provide guidelines for handling child custody matters when families break apart.

Adoption and Parenting
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Three ADA Cases in Two Days, Testing Federal Civil Rights Protections for People with HIV 04/20/1999

(NEW YORK, April 20, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday that upcoming hearings in three cases before the United States Supreme Court are major tests of federal civil rights protections provided people with HIV and AIDS.

HIV
Lambda Hires Midwest Regional Director for Chicago Office 04/19/1999

(CHICAGO, April 19, 1999) -- Matthew Roberts, a seasoned public policy and communications professional, has joined Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in the newly created position of Midwest Regional Director.

Lambda to Join Anti-Police Brutality March 04/15/1999

(NEW YORK, April 15, 1999) -- Adding its voice to protests of the fatal police shooting of unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said it would take part in Thursday's massive demonstration in a call for justice.

Criminal Justice
Federal Court to Decide Whether Health Insurers can Discriminate by Disability 04/02/1999

(CHICAGO, April 2, 1999) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago is set to examine the legality of setting drastic limits on health benefits for policyholders with a particular health problem -- HIV infection.

HIV
Lambda, City of Chicago Again Win with Defense of Domestic Partners Ordinance 03/31/1999

(CHICAGO, March 31, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund exulted Wednesday with its latest victory upholding Chicago's domestic partners benefits law against an anti-gay challenge that is now a three-time loser.

New England Mutual Must Pay Disability Benefits to Policyholder with HIV 03/30/1999

(NEW YORK, March 30, 1999) -- New York's highest court Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling against a major insurance company that sought to circumvent state law and avoid paying benefits to a policyholder disabled by AIDS. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which worked closely with the policyholder's attorney, Mark Scherzer, applauded the decision.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear University of Wisconsin Student Fees Dispute 03/29/1999

(CHICAGO, March 29, 1999) -- The United States Supreme Court Monday agreed to review a case that threatens to sharply curtail student activities at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and at public colleges and universities nationwide. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund hailed the move as a sign that the Court may eventually vindicate student speech on these campuses.

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