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Lambda Legal Statement on Harriet Miers's Withdrawing Her Nomination to the U.S Supreme Court

(New York, October 27, 2005) — Lambda Legal Education and Public Affairs Director Michael Adams made the following statement concerning the withdrawn nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Lambda Legal Applauds Kansas Supreme Court Decision in Sodomy Case

New York, October 21, 2005) — In a decision issued today over-turning a criminal sodomy conviction, the Kansas Supreme Court relied upon the landmark US. Supreme Court decision striking down all sodomy laws and a friend-of-the court brief citing authoritative studies about the transmission of HIV.


The case, State of Kansas v. Limon, was handled by attorneys in the ACLU’s Lesbian and Gay Rights Project. Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief on the matter of public health and the spread of HIV.

Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Headed to the New Jersey Supreme Court — Brief Filed Today

(Trenton, Friday, October 21, 2005) — Today, Lambda Legal filed its opening brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court in a historic case seeking marriage for same-sex couples in New Jersey.

Indiana Lesbian Mothers Fight to Keep Child; Lambda Legal Argues that Adoption Must be Honored

(Indianapolis, October 14, 2005) — In papers filed in the Indiana Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal argued that the adoption of a baby girl by two lesbian mothers must be honored by the Morgan Juvenile Court, which has instead ordered the child, Morgan, removed from their home.

Citing Dangers Posed By Antigay Sodomy Laws, Lambda Legal Voices Concern Over Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers' Answers to Gay Rights Survey

(New York, October 4, 2005) — Statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director for Lambda Legal regarding a survey Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers answered on gay rights while she was a candidate for Dallas City Council.

Lambda Legal Vows Thorough Analysis and Push For Answers at Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers

(New York, October 3, 2005) — Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart made the following statement concerning the nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Lambda Legal Vows Thorough Analysis and Push For Answers at Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers

(New York, October 3, 2005) — Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart made the following statement concerning the nomination of Harriet Miers to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Lambda Legal Statement Praising Passage of Groundbreaking California Organ Transplant Law Protecting People with HIV

(New York, September 30, 2005) — Statement by Jon Givner, HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal who testified before the Assembly Health Committee in favor of passage of AB 228, a law that bars providers from denying organ transplantation based on HIV status alone.


The law says, “A health care service plan shall not deny coverage that is otherwise available under the plan contract for the costs of solid organ or other tissue transplantation services based upon the enrollee or subscriber being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.”

John Roberts Confirmed as Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court: Lambda Legal Disappointed but Gearing Up for Next Nominee

(New York, September 29, 2005) — Statement by Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart on the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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