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Second Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' 09/23/1998

(NEW YORK, September 23, 1998) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that a federal appeals court, deferring to military authority, upheld "don't ask, don't tell."

Military
Lambda Adds Firepower 09/18/1998

(NEW YORK, September 18, 1998) -- The nation's oldest and largest gay legal advocacy group just got bigger. Marvin C. Peguese and Doni Gewirtzman have joined the national headquarters of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund as staff attorneys, bringing the total number of lawyers throughout Lambda's offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta to 16.

Gay Dad Fights to Continue Seeing His Kids Without Restrictions 09/03/1998

(NEW YORK, September 3, 1998) -- Next week, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will argue against an appeal that seeks to have Maryland's highest court reinstate a stringent, anti-gay visitation order limiting contact between two children, their divorced father, and his partner.

Adoption and Parenting
Lambda Urges Religious Leaders to Support Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples 08/13/1998

(NEW YORK, August 13, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday that recent statements by some religious groups on their marriage doctrines are disappointing but do not affect progress towards winning the freedom to marry for lesbian and gay couples under civil law.

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.

Lambda Prompts IRS to Tackle Anti-Gay Bias Among Agents 07/31/1998

(NEW YORK, July 31, 1998) -- Following scrutiny of anti-gay bias at the Internal Revenue Service, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday that the agency has promised that its management will travel to IRS field offices throughout the country and train agents to provide fair treatment to groups supporting lesbians and gay men.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
North Carolina Supreme Court Takes Custody of Sons from Gay Father 07/30/1998

(NEW YORK, N.Y., July 30, 1998) -- The North Carolina Supreme Court Thursday overturned an appeals court and reinstated a ruling that revoked a gay father's custody of his two sons solely because of his relationship with his male partner, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
California Court of Appeal Reinstates Gay Man's Employment Case 07/09/1998

(LOS ANGELES, July 9, 1998) -- In a decision likely to improve workplace protections for lesbian and gay Californians, the state Court of Appeal in San Diego has given the green light to a lawsuit by a man who suffered severe anti-gay harassment on the job, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Americans With Disabilities Act Can Protect People with HIV 06/25/1998

(NEW YORK, June 25, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Whitman-Walker Clinic hailed Thursday's United States Supreme Court ruling that HIV disease is within the broad scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act protection from discrimination.

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

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