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ACLU and Lambda Legal Challenge Law Barring Transgender People Access to Medical Treatment in Prison

(Milwaukee, WI, January 24, 2006) — Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today in federal court on behalf of two transgender women challenging a Wisconsin law that bars them from access to appropriate medical treatment while they are incarcerated.  

Religious and Civil Rights Groups Support Same-Sex Couples in Legal Battle to Marry

(San Francisco, California, January 10, 2006) In eight amicus briefs filed Monday with the California Court of Appeal, more than more than 250 religious and civil rights organizations urged the court to put an end to state laws that deny same-sex couples the protections of marriage. The Court is hearing the State’s appeal of the March 2005 decision by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer, which held that California’s current statutory ban on marriage of same-sex couples violates the California Constitution.

New Jersey Supreme Court Set to Hear Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(Trenton, New Jersey, January 6, 2006) — Lambda Legal’s case seeking marriage for same-sex couples in New Jersey is headed to the state’s high court just in time for Freedom to Marry Week.

Louisiana Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Safeguarding Health Insurance Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of City Employees

(New Orleans, December 20, 2005) — In a ruling made public yesterday, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana upheld a lower court ruling protecting New Orleans’ Domestic Partnership Registry and health insurance benefits for domestic partners of the city’s employees after a legal attack from the Alliance Defense Fund, an antigay legal group.

Louisiana Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Safeguarding Health Insurance Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of City Employees

(New Orleans, December 20, 2005) — In a ruling made public yesterday, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana upheld a lower court ruling protecting New Orleans’ Domestic Partnership Registry and health insurance benefits for domestic partners of the city’s employees after a legal attack from the Alliance Defense Fund, an antigay legal group.

Lambda Legal Opposes the Nomination of Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court

(New York, December 12, 2005) — Saying that Samuel Alito Jr. puts his personal political agenda above the principles enshrined in the Constitution, Lambda Legal today announced its opposition to his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Statement by Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:

New York Appellate Court Reverses Lower Court Decision That Said Barring Same-Sex Couples From Marriage Is Unconstitutional

(New York, December 8, 2005) — The New York Appellate Division, First Department (a mid-level court in the state) today overturned a lower court ruling that had found that barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the state’s constitution.

Lambda Legal Files Appeal in Case Charging Federal Government with HIV Discrimination: Lawsuit Against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Behalf of Man Denied Job for HIV Status

(Washington, D.C., December 5, 2005) — Today Lambda Legal will file its opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was denied employment as a Foreign Service Officer by the U.S. State Department because he is HIV positive.

Lambda Legal Files Appeal in Case Charging Federal Government with HIV Discrimination: Lawsuit Against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Behalf of Man Denied Job for HIV Status

(Washington, D.C., December 5, 2005) — Today Lambda Legal will file its opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was denied employment as a Foreign Service Officer by the U.S. State Department because he is HIV positive.

Lambda Legal Asks Federal Court to Fast Track Case Seeking to Strike Down Oklahoma's Extreme Antigay Adoption Law

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 1, 2005) — In papers being filed today in United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Lambda Legal seeks to strike down Oklahoma’s Adoption Invalidation Law, a law so extreme that it has the potential to make children adopted by same-sex couples in other states legal orphans when the families are in or dealing with officials from the state of Oklahoma.

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