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Lambda Sues on Behalf of Dental Hygienist Fired for Having HIV 01/29/1999

(ATLANTA, January 29, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applying a United States Supreme Court decision recognizing that federal anti-discrimination law protects people with HIV, announced Friday its lawsuit on behalf of an Atlanta dental hygienist fired solely because of his HIV-status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
National Freedom to Marry Day Sparks Action Across the Country 02/08/1999

(NEW YORK, February 9, 1999) -- Spurred by challenges and opportunities at the voting booth and in court, lesbians, gay men, and non-gay freedom-to-marry supporters across the country are marking the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day with simultaneous events designed to reach out to the non-gay community to enlist more support.

City of Los Angeles Boosts Equality for Lesbian & Gay Couples 02/11/1999

LOS ANGELES (Thursday, February 11, 1999) -- On the eve of the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applauded the City of Los Angeles for condemning a California anti-gay, anti-marriage ballot initiative.

Organizations Jointly Oppose Death Penalty 02/12/1999

(February 10, 1999) -- Today 11 major organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities announced their joint opposition to the death penalty.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Board Elects New Co-Chairs and Members 02/16/1999

(NEW YORK, February 16, 1999) -- The nation's oldest and largest legal organization for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS announced Tuesday the election of new co-chairs, officers and members for its board of directors.

Major Civil Rights and Health Organizations Jointly Warn Against Requiring Names of People with HIV 02/21/1999

(NEW YORK, February 21, 1999) -- More than 60 leading AIDS and civil rights organizations and health care providers for people with HIV jointly warned federal and state health officials against efforts to require the names of people who have HIV, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Sunday.

Health Care Fairness
Lambda Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Protections for Disabled Workers 02/22/1999

(NEW YORK, February 22, 1999) -- In a case to be heard this Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will address a question that may define the availability of workplace protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

HIV
Lambda Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Gay Student Center, Campus Speech 03/01/1999

(CHICAGO, March 1, 1999) -- Urging the United States Supreme Court to review a ruling that threatens to silence a gay student support group and limit speech on campuses around the country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday asked for reversal in a case brought by some Christian conservative law students at the University of Wisconsin.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Mourns Passing of Justice Blackmun 03/04/1999

(NEW YORK, March 4, 1999) -- The nation's oldest and largest gay legal group mourned the death Thursday of former United States Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, an eloquent defender of the right to privacy and impassioned voice for gay civil rights.

Criminal Justice
State Labor Commissioner Supports Gay Bakersfield Teacher 03/09/1999

(LOS ANGELES, March 9, 1999) -- The California Labor Commissioner ordered a Bakersfield school district to stop removing eighth graders from a science class because the teacher is gay, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Youth and Schools

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