(Trenton, New Jersey, October 25, 2006) — The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously agreed today in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit that denying same-sex couples from the rights and benefits different-sex couples obtain through marriage is unconstitutional, and by a 4 – 3 split opinion, referred the matter to the state legislature to fix the inequality.
(New York, October 18, 2006) — Lambda Legal today announces the addition of a new director for its Education and Public Affairs department.
“Leslie brings a wealth of knowledge about our work and how it intersects with other movements,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal. “We are lucky to have her and look forward to the new ideas and perspective she brings.”
(Denver, October 17, 2006) — In papers filed in court today, Lambda Legal argued that the U. S. Court of Appeals should affirm a lower court ruling that Oklahoma’s antigay Adoption Invalidation Law is unconstitutional.
(San Francisco, California, October 5, 2006) In a 2 – 1 decision that will be appealed to the California Supreme Court, a divided panel of the California Court of Appeal ruled today that California may continue to bar same-sex couples from marriage.
(Chicago, October 2, 2006) — In a letter sent to lawyers for the Bremen Community School Board today, Lambda Legal announced its intent to file a sexual orientation discrimination charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights against the Bremen Community High School District No. 228 and its president, Evelyn Gleason.
(Platteville, Wisconsin, September 28, 2006) — In court papers filed today, Lambda Legal seeks recovery for damages suffered by Brett Timmerman after he was attacked because he is gay.
“Mr. Timmerman was singled out and beaten by his attackers because he is gay,” said James P. Madigan, Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago. “He suffered physical as well as emotional injury and has shouldered significant expense in the aftermath of the attack.”
(Atlanta, Georgia, September 28, 2006) — In a decision handed down yesterday, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a parent’s custody or visitation rights cannot be limited just because that parent is gay or lesbian, and lives with their partner, when there is no adverse effect on the child.
“This is really great news for our client and gay and lesbian parents in Georgia,” said Jack Senterfitt, Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta. “It means custody arrangements can’t be challenged just because a parent is gay or lesbian.”
(New York, September 21, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Director, Bebe J. Anderson, issued this statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised recommendations regarding HIV testing issued today:
“We at Lambda Legal believe that more people need to be tested for HIV so that those who have the virus can seek treatment earlier.
(San Francisco, September 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal submitted its opening brief today in the California Supreme Court seeking to reinstate a trial court decision that doctors must treat their lesbian patients like the rest of their patients, regardless of the doctors’ religious beliefs about gay people.