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Lambda Legal Assists Gay Orange County Man Whose Domestic Partner Never Registered Their Partnership with the State

(Santa Ana, CA, March 28, 2007) — Lambda Legal filed papers today in the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, 3rd Division, seeking the same protections for domestic partners who thought their relationships were registered with the state but were not as California family law provides to people who believed they were married but were not.

Florida Court Upholds Alimony Obligation for Transgender Ex-Spouse: Lambda Legal Says 'Good News, Bad News'

(Clearwater, FL, March 29, 2007) — In response to a ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court for Pinellas County that rejected an attempt to terminate previously agreed to and ordered alimony for an ex-spouse because he is transgender, Lambda Legal issued this statement from Greg Nevins, Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta and Cole Thaler, Transgender Rights Attorney at Lambda Legal:

Lambda Legal Urges Florida Court to Uphold Alimony Agreement for Transgender Ex-Spouse

(Clearwater, FL, March 27, 2007) — At a hearing today, Tuesday, March 27th, Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney, Gregory R. Nevins, will present arguments to the Sixth Circuit Court for Pinellas County to refute the claims in a lawsuit brought by a man who believes he no longer has to pay alimony to his former spouse, who is transgender.

Who: Gregory R. Nevins, Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal's Southern Regional Office.

What: Hearing in lawsuit by man seeking to avoid alimony payments to ex-spouse who is transgender.

Illinois Civil Union Bill Approved by Committee: Lambda Legal Supports Measure to Reduce Harm for Same-Sex Couples

(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:

Lambda Legal Holds Forum on Sexual Orientation and HIV Status Issues Relating to Immigration

(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 Court Upholds Westchester County Executive Order Respecting Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

(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.

Lambda Legal Lawyer Patricia Logue Appointed to Illinois Bench

(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.

WNBA All-Star Sheryl Swoopes To Speak at Lambda Legal's 5th Annual Women's Brunch

(Dallas, March 8, 2007) -- Houston Comets all-star player, Sheryl Swoopes, will speak at Lambda Legal’s 5th Annual Women’s Brunch, hosted by Dallas Attorney Lisa Blue at her Preston Hollow home.

Lambda Legal Announces New Co-Chair and Two New Members of Its Board of Directors

(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.

Lambda Legal Pens Bill to Protect Surviving Domestic Partners From Unequal Tax Assessment

(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.