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Non-Gay and Gay Groups Across Country Observe First National Freedom to Marry Day 02/06/1998

(NEW YORK, February 6, 1998) -- Love and equality, the themes of Valentine's Day and Lincoln's Birthday, will frame the first National Freedom to Marry Day on Thursday, February 12. Lesbians and gay men across the country, joined by growing numbers of non-gay people, will call for an end to discrimination in civil marriage.

Coretta Scott King Will Address Lambda Celebration 01/28/1998

(CHICAGO, Wednesday, January 28, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund proudly announced Wednesday that Coretta Scott King will address a celebration for the civil rights organization's 25th anniversary.Mrs. King will be the keynote speaker, delivering the Bon Foster civil rights address, at Lambda's anniversary luncheon in Chicago on Tuesday, March 31.

Lambda, Arkansas Activists To Announce Challenge to State Sodomy Ban 01/28/1998

(NEW YORK, January 28, 1998) -- Representatives from several Arkansas organizations will join Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Little Rock, Arkansas, this Wednesday to announce a lawsuit on behalf of seven courageous Arkansas lesbians and gay men against that state's sodomy ban.Several of the plaintiffs also will attend the news conference.

Mutual of Omaha Sued for Denying Coverage to Those with HIV 01/21/1998

(CHICAGO, January 21, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago filed a lawsuit today against Mutual of Omaha, charging that the company violates federal and state law and endangers lives by severely limiting HIV-related health care coverage.

HIV
National Freedom to Marry Day -- February 12 01/12/1998

(NEW YORK, January 12, 1998) -- National Freedom to Marry Day will take place on Thursday, February 12, 1998.

Lambda Defends Eagle Scout's Landmark Victory over Anti-Gay Policy 01/04/1998

(NEW YORK, January 4, 1998) -- Having won the first lawsuit in the country against the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay members and leaders, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is going before the New Jersey Supreme Court to defend the victory on behalf of Eagle Scout James Dale.

Teens & Young Adults
Civil Rights Stakes Will Be Highest Ever for Lesbians and Gay Men in 1998 12/31/1997

(NEW YORK, December 31, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that the new year will see a record number of lesbian, gay, and AIDS-related concerns in the country's highest courts.Lambda, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1998, has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and a headquarters in New York.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Settlement Reached in Americans with Disabilities Act Action 12/12/1997

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Fights Anti-Gay Discrimination By Boy Scouts in New Jersey 12/05/1997

(NEW YORK, December 5, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is continuing its battle on behalf of a New Jersey Eagle Scout, who challenged his expulsion by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because he is gay as a violation of New Jersey's anti-discrimination law.

Teens & Young Adults
1997 Report Card on America and AIDS Discrimination 11/30/1997

(NEW YORK, December 1, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund recognized World AIDS Day Monday by issuing its annual report card on AIDS discrimination and policy in America, flunking many public officials and media figures, while top honorees include a veteran AIDS physician and Miss America.

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