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U.S. Dept. of Justice Gay Employee Group Honors Lambda Legal Tomorrow at Event that Was Banned from Agency Headquarters 06/19/2003

(Washington, DC -- Thursday, June 19, 2003) Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund will receive an award tomorrow at an annual gay pride event held by U.S. Dept. of Justice employees -- capping two weeks of controversy over a policy change blocking the group from meeting at the agency’s headquarters even though other employee associations can continue holding similar events.

Fair Courts Project
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Policy Change Could Save Lives of Veterans Who Have HIV and Need Organ Transplants, Lambda Legal Says 04/21/2005

(Washington, D.C., April 21, 2005) — Lambda Legal says that a new policy in the Department of Veterans Affairs directing VA hospitals nationwide to evaluate on a case-by-case basis veterans who have HIV and need organ transplants may save hundreds of lives over the coming years.

HIV
U.S. District Court Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging Constitutionality of DOMA 12/16/2011

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard oral arguments today in the case brought by Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on behalf of Karen Golinski, a federal court employee denied spousal health coverage for her wife.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
U.S. District Court Judge Rules DOMA Unconstitutional 02/22/2012

(San Francisco, February 22, 2012) – U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White today ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, declaring that the discriminatory federal statute violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equality.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
U.S. District Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal Challenge to Obama Administration Use of Federal Defense of Marriage Act 12/15/2010

(San Francisco, December 14, 2010) - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hear oral arguments this Friday, December 17, in a Lambda Legal case that could result in the next major court decision regarding the federal so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
U.S. Ninth Circuit Hears Prop 8 Oral Arguments; Lambda Legal Pleased at Line of Questioning 12/06/2010

(Los Angeles, December 6, 2010) — In response to today's oral arguments in the appeal of a federal case striking down California's Proposition 8, Lambda Legal National Marriage Project Director Jennifer C. Pizer issued the following statement:

U.S. State Department Illegally Discriminates Against Foreign Service Applicants with HIV, Lambda Legal Will Argue at Federal Court Hearing Friday 02/24/2005

U.S. State Department Illegally Discriminates Against Foreign Service Applicants with HIV, Lambda Legal Will Argue at Federal Court Hearing Friday 02/24/2005

HIV
U.S. State Department Illegally Discriminates With HIV-Litmus Test On Foreign Service Applicants, Lambda Legal Argues In Lawsuit Filed Today 09/03/2003

(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2003) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a lawsuit in federal court today arguing that the State Department illegally prohibits anyone with HIV from being hired as a Foreign Service officer, regardless of applicant’s qualifications or health status.

HIV
U.S. State Department Illegally Discriminates With HIV-Litmus Test On Foreign Service Applicants, Lambda Legal Argues In Lawsuit Filed Today 09/03/2003

(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2003) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a lawsuit in federal court today arguing that the State Department illegally prohibits anyone with HIV from being hired as a Foreign Service officer, regardless of applicant's qualifications or health status.

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