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Lambda Legal To Honor 'Marriage Protection Week' With a Range of Activities Featuring Families, Clergy 10/08/2003

Lambda Legal, ACLU and SLDN Urge Military's Highest Court to Strike Down Law Banning Consensual Sodomy 10/02/2003

(Washington, D.C., October 2, 2003) -- Just months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all laws prohibiting consensual sodomy in the nation, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network are urging the military’s highest court to strike a similar law from its code of conduct.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Legal Declares Victory in Housing Discrimination Case on Behalf of Two Gay Men in Florida 09/30/2003

(Boca Raton, September 30, 2003)—Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today that a favorable settlement agreement has been reach in an anti-gay housing discrimination case in Boca Raton, Florida.

Housing
Lambda Legal Appeals HMO Decision To Deny a Kidney Transplant to a Colorado Man Because He Has HIV 09/22/2003

(Denver, Monday, Sept. 22, 2003) - Saying that one of the nation’s largest HMOs may cost a Denver man his life by refusing to cover a kidney transplant because he has HIV, Lambda Legal today filed a formal appeal with Kaiser Permanente and asked the HMO to reverse its denial in light of a range of scientific data and the man’s personal health history and experience.

HIV
As Governor Signs Broad California Domestic Partnership Law, Lambda Legal Releases In-Depth Information and Analysis on How New Protections Will Impact Lesbian and Gay Couples 09/19/2003

(San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 19, 2003) - With Gov. Gray Davis set to sign the most sweeping statewide domestic partnership legislation in the nation this evening, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund today released in-depth resources that outline what the new law means for same-sex couples in California and how their lives will be impacted by the protections it provides.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Child Welfare League of America and Lambda Legal Announce Partnership in Effort to Help Gay and Lesbian Foster Youth Transition into Adulthood 09/18/2003

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Legal Wins Case Seeking Name Change for Transgendered Woman in Georgia 09/11/2003

(Augusta, Georgia -- Thursday, September 11, 2003) At the conclusion of a hearing this morning in Augusta, a Georgia state judged granted a Richmond County transgendered woman’s request to legally change her name to reflect her gender.

Transgender Rights
Georgia Court To Hear Arguments Thursday, Sept. 11, in Lambda Legals Case Seeking Name Change for Transgendered Woman 09/10/2003

(Augusta, Georgia -- Wednesday, September 10, 2003) In a hearing set for Thursday, September 11, a state judge will hear a Richmond County transgendered woman’s request to change her name to reflect her gender.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Hails Passage of California Legislation that Will Provide Wide Range of Protections for Lesbian and Gay Couples 09/03/2003

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
U.S. State Department Illegally Discriminates With HIV-Litmus Test On Foreign Service Applicants, Lambda Legal Argues In Lawsuit Filed Today 09/03/2003

(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2003) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a lawsuit in federal court today arguing that the State Department illegally prohibits anyone with HIV from being hired as a Foreign Service officer, regardless of applicant's qualifications or health status.

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