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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Lambda, Chicago Secure Final Court Approval of City Worker Benefits 02/10/1998

(CHICAGO, February 10, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the City of Chicago on Tuesday won a final trial court ruling against efforts to block domestic partner benefits, including health insurance, for partners of lesbian and gay city workers.

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Argument for Release of HIV-Positive Man Imprisoned For Spitting 02/17/1998

(CHICAGO, February 17, 1998) The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, February 18, will hear the appeal of Jimmy Bird, an HIV-positive man who has spent nearly three years in prison for spitting during an arrest, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Lambda Helps Fight for Protection for Employees with HIV 02/23/1998

(LOS ANGELES, February 23, 1998) -- Argument in California appeals court will take place Tuesday, February 24, in a case that challenges a ruling that a person who seeks disability payments after losing his job may not contest the firing as discriminatory.

Lambda Wins First Major Court Ruling Against Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Policy 03/02/1998