(Denver, August 3, 2007) — In a 35-page decision, a panel of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit rejected the Oklahoma Department of Health's challenge to a lower court decision striking down an Oklahoma law so extreme that it threatened to make children adopted by same-sex couples in other states legal orphans when the families are in Oklahoma. The ruling is important not only in Oklahoma, but also to families across the United States, including in Seattle and Houston, home to two of the families who joined in the suit.
(New York, July 30, 2007) --- Following advocacy on behalf of Lambda Legal clients and a letter by Governor Corzine, United Parcel Service has decided to provide benefits to the same-sex civil union partners of its employees in New Jersey.
(New York, July 11, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal's Deputy Legal Director, Hayley Gorenberg, responded to comments made by former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona about how politics trumped truth regarding the efficacy and scientific validity of abstinence only education:
(Richmond, VA, July 10, 2007) ---- Lambda Legal filed its opening brief this morning in the Court of Appeals of Virginia on behalf of a 48-year-old Keysville man improperly denied death benefits stemming from an accident that ultimately led to the death of his same-sex partner in 2005.
(New York, July 9, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal produced a letter from UPS that draws a startling distinction between civil unions and marriage in its denial of spousal benefits for employees joined in civil unions.
(New York, June 26, 2007) --- Today, Lambda Legal, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and the Center for HIV Law and Policy launched a broadly-endorsed set of fundamental principles for HIV testing in honor of National HIV Testing Day, which is tomorrow, June 27.
Legal, medical, and service providers created a single set of principles that should guide HIV testing programs, emphasizing the fundamental principles that HIV testing must always be informed, voluntary, confidential, and supported by health care.
(New York, June 21, 2007) --- Today, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Legal Director, Jon W. Davidson, mourning the death of David E. Springer, a partner at the Chicago Office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.