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Lambda to High Court: Federal Law Applies to Same-Sex Sexual Harassment 11/25/1997

(NEW YORK, November 25, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging the United States Supreme Court to recognize that Title VII, the federal law against sexual harassment at work, should be applied without regard to the sex or sexual orientation of the harasser or victim.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Statement by Lambda Managing Attorney Ruth Harlow, counsel of record for Robin Shahar No one should be fired from government employment because she celebrates and values a committed, loving relationship in her private life. That is why Robin Shahar was fired. This case is about her constitutional freedom of association, and that of all public employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
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

Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
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.

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