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City of Los Angeles Boosts Equality for Lesbian & Gay Couples 02/11/1999

LOS ANGELES (Thursday, February 11, 1999) -- On the eve of the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applauded the City of Los Angeles for condemning a California anti-gay, anti-marriage ballot initiative.

Citing Dangers Posed By Antigay Sodomy Laws, Lambda Legal Voices Concern Over Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers' Answers to Gay Rights Survey 10/04/2005

(New York, October 4, 2005) — Statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director for Lambda Legal regarding a survey Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers answered on gay rights while she was a candidate for Dallas City Council.

Cirque du Soleil Unlawfully Denied Gymnast Dream Job Because He Has HIV, Lambda Legal Says in Federal Discrimination Complaint 07/15/2003

(Los Angeles, July 15, 2003) - Arguing that Cirque du Soleil violated state and federal laws by denying a highly qualified gymnast an integral part in its “Mystere” show this spring, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a federal discrimination complaint against the company in Los Angeles today.

HIV
Cirque du Soleil To Pay $600,000 To End HIV Discrimination Complaint by Former Performer, In Nations Largest HIV Settlement of Its Kind 04/22/2004

(Los Angeles, April 22, 2004) - Lambda Legal announced today that Cirque du Soleil will pay a record $600,000 to end an HIV discrimination complaint filed by a performer who was fired last year because he has HIV. The settlement ends a nationwide campaign and a federal disability complaint filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of its client, Matthew Cusick.

HIV
Child Welfare, Legal Advocates Support Lambda Legal's Petition for Supreme Court Review of Louisiana's Refusal to Issue Birth Certificate to Son Adopted by Two Fathers 08/11/2011

The nation's leading child welfare organizations have joined family law and constitutional scholars in support of Lambda Legal's petition for a writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a same-sex couple seeking an accurate birth certificate for their Louisiana-born son whom they adopted in New York. The state of Louisiana has refused to issue a birth certificate listing both fathers as the boy's parents.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships | Teens & Young Adults
Child Welfare League of America and Lambda Legal Announce Partnership in Effort to Help Gay and Lesbian Foster Youth Transition into Adulthood 09/18/2003

Teens & Young Adults
Chief Judge of Ninth Circuit Orders Spousal Benefits for Lesbian Court Employee 11/19/2009

(San Francisco, November 18, 2009) — Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Chicago Board of Ed Agrees to Settle with HIV-Positive Teacher Applicant 10/21/1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday 21 October 1997 Contact: Peg Byron, 212-809-8585 x230, 888-987-1984 (pager); Catherine Hanssens, 212-809- 8585; Heather Sawyer 312-663-4413

HIV
Challenge to Same-Sex Sodomy Ban Can Proceed 06/23/1998

(NEW YORK, June 23, 1998) -- An Arkansas judge Tuesday gave the green light for a constitutional challenge to the state's criminal ban on certain private sexual activities between consenting adults of the same sex, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Criminal Justice
Challenge to Arkansas Sodomy Law Reaches States Highest Court 05/10/1999

(NEW YORK, May 10, 1999) -- As sodomy laws topple state by state, the Arkansas Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a ban against the private, consensual sexual activities of lesbians and gay men, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Criminal Justice

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