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Lambda Legal Urges Oklahoma Health Department to Issue Birth Certificate to Toddler Adopted by Two Gay Men in Washington State 04/05/2004

(Oklahoma City, OK April 5, 2004) - In a letter made public today, Lambda Legal is urging the Oklahoma Health Department to issue an accurate birth certificate to a girl who was legally adopted by two gay men.

Lambda Legal Appeals Prudential Financial's Denial of Medical Insurance Coverage for Lesbian Retiree's Spouse Who She Legally Married in Canada 03/30/2004

(Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 30, 2004) Saying that Prudential Financial’s denial of benefits to the spouse of a lesbian retiree is baseless and uncharacteristic for the company, Lambda Legal this week formally asked the company to reconsider the decision.

Lambda Legal Tells Court that Health Care Provider Lied and Endangered Woman's Health When Illegally Refusing Fertility Treatment Because She's a Lesbian 03/25/2004

(San Diego, March 25, 2004) - Saying that lesbian and gay patients have a right to equal access to medical care and must be allowed to seek justice when they face discrimination, Lambda Legal urged a California State Court today to reject a medical group’s “desperate attempt to block important claims in a case filed by a lesbian who was denied fertility services.

Lawsuit Filed Today Seeks Full Marriage for Lesbian and Gay Couples Across California 03/12/2004

Ruling "Hits the 'Pause' Button, Not the 'Stop' Button" and Doesn't Yet Address Substantive Questions on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in San Francisco, Lambda Legal Says 03/11/2004

(San Francisco, Thursday, March 11, 2004) — A California Supreme Court ruling this afternoon temporarily keeps San Francisco officials from issuing more marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the court has not yet addressed whether it’s constitutional to deny marriage to lesbian and gay couples, Lambda Legal said.

Lambda Legal and Northwest Women???s Law Center File Lawsuit Seeking Full Marriage for Lesbian and Gay Couples in Washington State 03/08/2004

(Seattle, Monday, March 8, 2004) - Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center filed a lawsuit today in state court in Seattle seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples in Washington State.

Lambda Legal Files Historic Lawsuit Seeking Full Marriage for Gay Couples in New York 03/05/2004

(New York, Friday, March 5, 2004) -- Lambda Legal is filing a historic lawsuit in Manhattan today seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples statewide.

Lambda Legal Vows Legal Action if Needed To Ensure Compliance With NY Attorney General's Order that Gay Couples Married Elsewhere Are Legally Married in NY 03/03/2004

(New York, Wednesday, March 3, 2004) - The Attorney General of New York State said today that same-sex couples who validly married elsewhere are legally married throughout the state, and Lambda Legal vowed to take legal action if any local governments refuse to comply with the law.

Lambda Legal Targets 'Activist Judge' Distortion With Aggressive Multi-Faceted National Campaign 03/02/2004

(Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2004) - Saying that many recent gay-rights legal victories were decided by conservative judges, Lambda Legal today announced that it is launching a major national campaign to challenge claims that so-called “activist judges” make it necessary to pass a constitutional amendment banning marriages by same-sex couples.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal Statement on Marriages of Same-Sex Couples in New Paltz, New York 02/27/2004

Lambda Legal tonight issued the following statement on New Paltz, New York, Mayor Jason West's decision to begin performing marriages of same-sex couples on Friday, February 27. Mayor West will solemnize the marriages without marriage licenses being issued; according to Lambda Legal, state law allows marriages to be solemnized without marriage licenses being issued.

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