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U. S. Court of Appeals Upholds Decision Striking Down Oklahoma's Adoption Invalidation Law in Lawsuit Brought by Lambda Legal 08/03/2007

Two Men Continue Fight to Overturn Texas Anti-Gay Law 04/16/2001

Criminal Justice
Two Delaware Dads Now Both Legal Parents of Children They Have Been Raising 10/15/2001

(NEW YORK, Monday, October 15, 2001) —Two youngsters in Delaware now share two legal fathers thanks to a ruling that allowed a gay man to adopt his partner’s children, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which represented the father.

Treatment of Lesbian Couple at Catfish Derby Lands Lions Club a Warning from Lambda Legal 07/21/2009

(Huntington, Oregon, July 16, 2009) — Lambda Legal has delivered a warning to Lions Club International charging that the treatment a lesbian couple received at a club-sponsored Oregon catfish derby violates state antidiscrimination laws.

Tragic Death of Gay Wyoming Student Begs for End to Hatemongering 10/12/1998

(NEW YORK, October 12, 1998) -- Responding to the death of Matthew Shepard on Monday, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said anti-gay violence goes hand in hand with the hatemongering and prejudice commonly voiced by anti-gay extremists, including some public officials around the country.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Town Hall Meeting on the Settlement in Eagle Raid Case 12/16/2010

(Atlanta, Georgia December 16, 2010) - Plaintiff's lawyers and public safety organization will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, December 20, 2010, to educate Atlanta community members about the recent settlement in the Atlanta Eagle raid case and what the systemic reforms within the Atlanta Police Department means for the community.

Criminal Justice
Top Three Car Insurance Companies in New York Will Respect Gay Couples' Marriages, Lambda Legal Confirms 07/06/2004

(New York, July 6, 2004) - The three largest car insurance companies in New York - which, together, provide insurance to a third of all drivers in the state -- will respect the marriages of same-sex couples, providing them with the same rates and coverage as married heterosexual couples, Lambda Legal said today.

Tie The Knot Founder Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mercedes-Benz USA to accept Lambda Legal Liberty Awards at 2015 National Liberty Awards 04/13/2015

(New York, NY– April 13, 2015) – Lambda Legal announced today that Jesse Tyler Ferguson, five-time Emmy-nominated actor and LGBT advocate, will accept an award at its 29th Annual National Liberty Awards on May 4, 2015. Lambda Legal is recognizing Tie The Knot, founded by Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, as well as Mercedes-Benz USA.

Thirty-Five LGBT and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS 06/03/2013

Washington, DC – As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV.

Third Annual National Freedom to Marry Day in Cities Nationwide 02/08/2000

(NEW YORK, February 8, 2000) — Some 30 events will mark National Freedom to Marry Day in cities and towns around the country, with supporters of lesbian and gay families gathering for symbolic weddings, marches and rallies, from Memphis and Tucson to Boston and Fort Collins, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday.