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Lambda Legal Urges Mississippi Governor to Block Harmful New Prescription Cap Law for Medicaid Recipients 06/30/2005

Federal Appeals Court to Hear Arguments in Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Against Harrah's Casino for Sex Discrimination 06/21/2005

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Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Antigay Activists' Claims in Lesbian Civil Union Dissolution Case: Lambda Legal Declares Victory 06/17/2005

(Des Moines, Iowa, June 17, 2005) — In a decision issued today, the Iowa Supreme Court rejected claims made by antigay activists and individual legislators that they had a right to interfere in the civil union dissolution between two Sioux City women.

Maryland Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Gay Father 06/16/2005

(Annapolis, Maryland, June 16, 2005) -- In a ruling received today the Maryland Court of Special Appeals said a gay father should have his day in court.

As Terrence Boyles Nomination To Federal Appeals Court Advances in U.S. Senate, Lambda Legal Raises Alarm Over His Extreme Judicial Views And Hostility to Legal Protection for Disabled People 06/16/2005

New York, June 16, 2005) — Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to send federal trial judge Terrence Boyle’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Senate floor for a vote.

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New Jersey Appeals Court Rules 2-1 Against Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples, Moving Lambda Legal's Case to State Supreme Court for Final Ruling 06/14/2005

(Trenton, June 14, 2005) – A New Jersey appeals court issued a 2-1 ruling today in favor of the state in Lambda Legal’s case seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples. The ruling clears the way for the case to move to the New Jersey Supreme Court for a final ruling.

"We cannot sit back and turn over the courts to extremists hostile to equality and civil rights." 06/09/2005

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Lambda Legal Blasts the California Medical Association for Hypocrisy 06/03/2005

(Los Angeles, June 3, 2005) — In legal papers filed today Lambda Legal urged a California state appeals court to reject the half truths put forth in a friend-of-the-court brief by the California Medical Association that would allow doctors to discriminate against patients based on the doctors’ religious views.

California Supreme Court To Hear Lesbian Couple's Case Against Country Club That Denied Them Benefits Because They Are Gay 05/25/2005

(San Francisco, May 24, 2005) — The California Supreme Court will hear arguments on Thursday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the case of a San Diego lesbian couple whose country club refused to treat them like other committed couples. Lambda Legal, which represents the women, is asking the court to order the country club to treat same-sex couples equally and fairly.

Protecting the filibuster comes at a high price for the LGBT community.' 05/24/2005

(New York, May 24, 2005) Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement concerning the compromise reached last night between Democrats and Republicans on the minority’s right to use a filibuster in the judicial nomination process:

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