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Lambda Legal Announces Life Without Fair Courts Cartoon Contest Winners

(New York, August 14, 2007) — Today Lambda Legal announces the top three winners in the Life Without Fair Courts cartoon contest.

First Place: Greg Fox, "4 Reasons for Gays to Be Grateful."

Second Place: Ted Rall, "Explaining the Supreme Court."

Third Place: Matt Bors, "Future Courtroom Landmarks."

U. S. Court of Appeals Upholds Decision Striking Down Oklahoma's Adoption Invalidation Law in Lawsuit Brought by Lambda Legal

(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.

Lambda Legal Applauds UPS Decision to Give Benefits to Civil Union Partners

(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.

Lambda Legal Lauds Ohio Supreme Court Decision Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

(New York, July 25, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal lauds the Ohio Supreme Court's decision that Ohio's criminal domestic violence law is unaffected by Ohio's antigay constitutional amendment.

Redmond City Council Votes to Extend Family Benefits to City Employees with Same-Sex Partner

Redmond City Council Votes to Extend Family Benefits to City Employees with Same-Sex Partner: Dedicated lesbian and gay employees deserve equal pay for equal work.

Lambda Legal Responds to Testimony by Former Surgeon General Carmona on Abstinence-Only Education: Politics Trumps Truth

(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:

Lambda Legal Appeals Virginia Workers Comp Commission Denial of Equal Benefits for Surviving Same-Sex Partner of Disabled Worker

(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.

UPS Denies Spousal Benefits to Employees in New Jersey Civil Unions: Lambda Legal to Represent Couples

(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.

HIV Legal, Medical and Service Providers Launch Guide to HIV Testing

(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.

Lambda Legal Mourns Loss of Attorney Who Helped Bring About Landmark Victory for Gay and Lesbian Students

(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.