In the News

Lambda Legal attorneys and leaders in the media.

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State Supreme Court upholds Westchester's recognition of gay marriage
The Journal News
3/13/2007"Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano's executive order recognizing gay marriages performed outside New York does not violate the state Constitution, a state Supreme Court justice ruled yesterday.

Stonewall started it
6/28/2009"The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, were the seminal moment in an ongoing social revolution that has shattered social taboos, changed laws and stretched the definition of family."For some people, the gay rights movement isn't advancing fast enough... For others, it has already gone too far.

Suit filed in '07 park sex sting
Johnson City Press
10/1/2008"One of the 40 men charged in a city park sex sting last year filed a federal lawsuit against the city and Johnson City Police Chief John Lowry because he says the police department gave his arrest excessive publicity.

Suit Seeks Same-Sex Marriages
New Jersey Home News Tribune

Suit seeks to keep Ariz. domestic partner benefits
The Arizona Republic
11/17/2009"Lambda Legal, an advocacy group based in New York, filed a federal lawsuit in Phoenix on Tuesday on behalf of 10 state employees protesting the elimination of their benefits. The employees work for the Arizona Highway Patrol, the State Department of Game and Fish and state universities.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

Suit seeks to keep domestic partner benefits
East Valley Tribune
11/17/2009"Gay and lesbian state and university workers filed suit Tuesday to overturn a law that takes away their domestic partner benefits.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announces retirement
Bay Windows
4/12/2009 "Some court observers credit U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens with having forged a majority of the court to overturn laws banning private sexual relations between persons of the same sex -- the most beneficial gay-related decision ever rendered by the Supreme Court.

Suspects charged in NYC anti-gay attack
USA Today
10/11/2010 "Eight teenage and adult males were arraigned Sunday on a range of charges including sexual assault, robbery, intimidation and hate crimes. Two were held in lieu of $100,000 bond, and the others were held without bond. Police said a ninth member of the Latin King Goonies, as the group called itself, was still at large.

Criminal Justice

Taxes add sting to loss of domestic partner
Los Angeles Times
6/16/2009"Don Atkins shared his life with Ted Horzella for 37 years...But when Horzella died in 2005 at the age of 76, Atkins was shocked to learn his annual property tax bill would rise from $1,400 to $10,400.

Teacher accuses TC College of discrimination
Dallas Voice
"Jacqueline 'Jackie' Gill filed suit Wednesday, Sept. 7, against a professor and a dean at Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College in Hurst, claiming that she was denied the opportunity to apply for a permanent, full- time teaching position there because of the English Department chair’s bias against what he perceived her sexual orientation to be.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace