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Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(Seattle, July 26, 2006) — The Washington State Supreme Court issued a 5–4 ruling against couples represented by Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center in a case seeking marriage for same-sex couples.

Two cases were decided today — Andersen v. King County in which the eight couples are represented by Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women's Law Center and Castle v. State whose 11 couples are represented by the ACLU of Washington.

Lambda Legal Asks Court to Throw Out Case Seeking to Take Away Domestic Partner Benefits of Miami University Employees

(Oxford, OH, July 14, 2006) — In papers filed today, Lambda Legal asked the Butler County Court of Common Pleas to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a legislator seeking to take away the domestic partner benefits of employees of Miami University because the legislator has no legal standing to sue.

Lambda Legal Announces Two New Regional Directors for Midwest and Southern Regional Offices

(New York, July 10, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal announced that Jim Bennett has joined its Midwest Regional Office in Chicago and Judi O’Kelley has joined its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta as Regional Directors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jim Bennett to Chicago and Judi O’Kelley to Atlanta and look forward to the exciting work ahead,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal.

Lambda Legal Statement Concerning Today's Oral Argument in Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in California

(San Francisco, July 10, 2006) — Statement from Lambda Legal Senior Counsel, Jennifer Pizer, concerning today’s oral argument in Woo v. Lockyer before the California Court of Appeal:

New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage

(New York, July 6, 2006) — The New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) issued a ruling upholding the state’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

In the prevailing opinion, Judge Robert S. Smith nonetheless wrote, “We express our hope that the participants in the controversy over same-sex marriage will address their arguments to the Legislature.”

U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Decision in Lambda Legal's Case Charging Condoleezza Rice with HIV Discrimination: Man with HIV Must Have His Day in Court

(Washington D.C., June 27, 2006) — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit on behalf of Lorenzo Taylor, a man who was denied employment as a Foreign Service Officer by the U.S. State Department because he has HIV, stating that Taylor presented “more than enough” evidence for the matter to go to trial.

Lambda Legal Delivers Thousands of Signatures Calling for Condoleezza Rice to End Government Discrimination Against People with HIV

(Washington, D.C., June 8, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal delivered a petition signed by 5,000 people urging Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to repeal the federal government’s discriminatory hiring policies and allow a qualified man living with HIV to work as a Foreign Service Officer.

Lambda Legal and Noble Street Charter School in Chicago Jointly Announce Agreement: Gay Straight Alliance Will Have Full Support

(Chicago, June 7, 2006) — Today students belonging to the Noble Street Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and Noble Street Charter School filed a settlement agreement in federal court, ending the students’ lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and establishing equal treatment of their school club.

New York High Court Hears Oral Argument in Lambda Legal's Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(New York, May 31, 2006) — The New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) heard oral argument today in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking marriage for same-sex couples.

Lambda Legal Enters Lawsuit Against Qwest Communications on Behalf of Former Employee Who Was Harassed Because He Is Gay

(Denver, May 23, 2006) — In court papers made public today, Lambda Legal has entered a lawsuit filed by The Center’s Legal Initiative Project (CLIP) in the District Court of Denver County, Colorado, against Qwest Communications on behalf of a former employee who had to leave his job because he experienced severe harassment by his coworkers because he is gay.