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Lesbian Lawyer Asks Supreme Court to Review Firing by Georgia Attorney General 10/31/1997

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 31, 1997Contact: Ruth Harlow 212-809-8585, Jane Morrison 404-897-1880, or Peg Byron, Lambda, 212-809-8585

Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to Uphold Cincinnati's Issue 3 10/23/1997

Legal Defense and Education Fund criticized "a renegade ruling" that on Thursday upheld the country's last remaining anti-gay initiative. Cincinnati's Issue 3 would bar the Cincinnati City Council from protecting lesbians and gay men against discrimination.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Criticizes Upholding of Last Anti-Gay Initiative 10/23/1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday 23 October 1997Contact: Patricia M. Logue, 312-663-4413; Peg Byron, 212-809-8585 x230, 888-987-1984 (pager)

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
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
Mayor Riordan To Help Honor Esteemed Federal Judge With Lambda Liberty Award 10/15/1997

(LOS ANGELES, October 15, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the nation's leading lesbian and gay legal organization, honors recipients of its 5th Annual West Coast Liberty Awards on Thursday, October 16, including Judge William A. Norris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Helps San Francisco Fight For Domestic Partner Benefit Breakthrough 10/02/1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 2, 1997Contact: Jennifer C. Pizer, 213-937-2728, ext. 223; Peg Byron, 212-809-8585, ext. 230, 888-987-1984 (pager)

Lambda, Chicago Succeed in Defending Benefits for City Workers 09/16/1997

(CHICAGO, September 16, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the City of Chicago in county court on Tuesday defeated an attempt by religious extremists to block benefits for partners of lesbian and gay city workers.

Lambda Wins Agreement for Headstone at Lesbian's Unmarked Grave 09/05/1997

(NEW YORK, September 5, 1997) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund won an agreement Friday with a Pennsylvania cemetery that will allow a lesbian to place the headstone her now-deceased partner requested at her grave.

Gay Dad Challenges Limits on Visits With His Children 09/04/1997

(NEW YORK, September 4, 1997) -- A divorced father is seeking to overturn a Maryland court order that severely restricts his visits with his two young children solely because he is gay, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said. He will challenge that order at a hearing on Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
IRS Grants Lesbian & Gay Youth Group Tax-Exempt Status 08/26/1997

(NEW YORK, August 26, 1997) -- The Internal Revenue Service granted tax-exempt status to a gay youth support group that faced ominous anti-gay questions about "homosexual attitudes" when it first contacted the tax agency, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Teens & Young Adults

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