(Springfield, Illinois, March 21, 2007) — In reaction to the Illinois House Human Services Committee’s passage of H.B. 1826, The Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, to the full House for a vote, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Jim Bennett, Regional Director of Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago:
(Dallas, March 21, 2007) — Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Ken Upton and Lambda Legal’s Proyecto Igualdad Outreach Associate, Francisco Dueñas, will address community members and interested case workers on legal matters concerning HIV and immigration, sexual orientation and immigration, and civil rights issues affecting people living with HIV.
(New York, March 12, 2007) -- Lambda Legal announces today that the Supreme Court of New York, Westchester County has held that County Executive Spano is adhering to New York law in respecting out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples living in Westchester County.
(Chicago, March 8, 2007) — Patricia M. Logue, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal was named an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County; she will be sworn in April 11th.
“I’m honored to have been selected to join the ranks of Illinois trial judges and to have the opportunity to continue a career of public service, ” said Logue.
Logue, who received high marks in evaluations by numerous bar associations, was one of 31new judges selected by sitting Cook County circuit judges out of a pool of 242 candidates, including 62 finalists.
(New York, February 28, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal announces a new co–chair, Roy Wesley of Chicago, and the addition of two members, Joan Garry and Lisa Linsky, to its Board of Directors.
“We are proud to have such talented people on our Board of Directors as Lambda Legal continues its pioneering civil rights work on behalf of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender (LGBT) people and people with HIV,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal.
(Sacramento, February 22, 2007) — California State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill today, SB 559, drafted by Lambda Legal and sponsored by Equality California that would bring property tax relief to surviving domestic partners who inherited real estate from a partner who died before 2006.
(New York, February 21, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal applauds a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court, finding that if a school is aware or should be aware of harassment of students based on sexual orientation, it is obligated to act to end the harassment.
(Chicago, February 20, 2007) -- Lambda Legal lauds today's United States Supreme Court refusal to hear a case brought by an Illinois antigay group that attempted to put a statewide advisory referendum opposing marriage and relationship rights for same-sex couples on the November ballot but lacked an adequate number of signatures.
(Washington, February 20, 2007) — Lambda Legal filed friend-of-the-court papers today in support of a high school student’s right to display a banner with the words “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” at a non-school-sponsored event.