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Lambda Legal Reaches Agreement with Nodak Enterprises in HIV Employment Discrimination Lawsuit 05/18/2005

(Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 2005) — Just months after launching a national campaign against the company, Lambda Legal has reached a settlement agreement with Nodak Enterprises bringing to a close a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Joey Saavedra who was fired because he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Federal Court Strikes Down Nebraskas Anti-Gay-Union Law Banning Protections for Same-Sex Couples 05/12/2005

(May 12, 2005: LINCOLN, NE) In a ruling issued today, a federal court struck down Nebraska’s anti-gay-union constitutional amendment that bans any and all forms of legal recognition for same-sex relationships, including domestic partnerships and other basic protections. The state is expected to appeal the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Lambda Legal Expands Transgender Law Resources; Transgender Rights Attorney Cole Thaler Joins Lambda Legal 05/10/2005

(Atlanta, Georgia, May 10, 2005) — Today Lambda Legal announces the expansion of its work in transgender law with the addition of transgender rights staff attorney Cole Thaler.

Transgender Rights
Proposed Antigay Texas Law is Unconstitutional and Harmful to Children in Foster Care, Lambda Legal Says 04/28/2005

(Austin, Texas, April 28, 2005) — In a letter sent to a legislative conference committee today, Lambda Legal says it opposes a proposed amendment to a foster care bill that would categorically ban gay men, lesbians and bisexuals from being foster parents in Texas.

Saying William Pryor Is the 'Most Demonstrably Antigay Judicial Nominee in Recent Memory,' Lambda Legal Opposes Nomination To Federal Appeals Court 04/26/2005

Fair Courts Project
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Policy Change Could Save Lives of Veterans Who Have HIV and Need Organ Transplants, Lambda Legal Says 04/21/2005

(Washington, D.C., April 21, 2005) — Lambda Legal says that a new policy in the Department of Veterans Affairs directing VA hospitals nationwide to evaluate on a case-by-case basis veterans who have HIV and need organ transplants may save hundreds of lives over the coming years.

Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Against New York School District on Behalf of Gay Couple Who Were Denied Spousal Health Benefits After Legally Marrying in Canada 04/20/2005

Lambda Legal Urges California Supreme Court To Protect Families in Series of Lesbian Parenting Cases 04/08/2005

(Los Angeles, Friday, April 8, 2005) — Lambda Legal today filed a friend-of-the-court brief at the California Supreme Court, seeking to ensure that children raised in lesbian- or gay-headed households always have the support of two parents.

New York High Court Sends Lambda Legal's Marriage Lawsuit to State Appeals Court; 'We're Ready to Make Our Case for Fairness,' Lambda Legal Says 03/31/2005

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reunites Lesbian Mom with Daughter — Lambda Legal Hails Heartwarming Victory for Client 03/29/2005

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 29, 2005) — A Pennsylvania state appeals court issued a strong ruling that grants a lesbian mom visitation with her daughter that had been denied solely because her ex-partner (the child’s biological mother) worked to alienate the child from her, Lambda Legal said today.