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WNBA All-Star Sheryl Swoopes To Speak at Lambda Legal's 5th Annual Women's Brunch

(Dallas, March 8, 2007) -- Houston Comets all-star player, Sheryl Swoopes, will speak at Lambda Legal’s 5th Annual Women’s Brunch, hosted by Dallas Attorney Lisa Blue at her Preston Hollow home.

Lambda Legal Lawyer Patricia Logue Appointed to Illinois Bench

(Chicago, March 8, 2007) — Patricia M. Logue, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal was named an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County; she will be sworn in April 11th.

“I’m honored to have been selected to join the ranks of Illinois trial judges and to have the opportunity to continue a career of public service, ” said Logue.

Logue, who received high marks in evaluations by numerous bar associations, was one of 31new judges selected by sitting Cook County circuit judges out of a pool of 242 candidates, including 62 finalists.

Lambda Legal Announces New Co-Chair and Two New Members of Its Board of Directors

(New York, February 28, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal announces a new co–chair, Roy Wesley of Chicago, and the addition of two members, Joan Garry and Lisa Linsky, to its Board of Directors.

“We are proud to have such talented people on our Board of Directors as Lambda Legal continues its pioneering civil rights work on behalf of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender (LGBT) people and people with HIV,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal.

Lambda Legal Pens Bill to Protect Surviving Domestic Partners From Unequal Tax Assessment

(Sacramento, February 22, 2007) — California State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill today, SB 559, drafted by Lambda Legal and sponsored by Equality California that would bring property tax relief to surviving domestic partners who inherited real estate from a partner who died before 2006.

Lambda Legal Applauds Decision by New Jersey Supreme Court to Protect Students from Antigay Harassment

(New York, February 21, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal applauds a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court, finding that if a school is aware or should be aware of harassment of students based on sexual orientation, it is obligated to act to end the harassment.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on Illinois Antigay Referendum: Lambda Legal Lauds Decision

(Chicago, February 20, 2007) -- Lambda Legal lauds today's United States Supreme Court refusal to hear a case brought by an Illinois antigay group that attempted to put a statewide advisory referendum opposing marriage and relationship rights for same-sex couples on the November ballot but lacked an adequate number of signatures.

Lambda Legal Supports Student in First Amendment Lawsuit Before the U. S. Supreme Court

(Washington, February 20, 2007) — Lambda Legal filed friend-of-the-court papers today in support of a high school student’s right to display a banner with the words “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” at a non-school-sponsored event.

As the Civil Union Law Takes Effect in New Jersey Lambda Legal Says: "We Now Pronounce You Engaged"

(New York, February 19, 2007) — Lambda Legal, the organization that litigated the Lewis v. Harris lawsuit resulting in the civil union law, issued the following statement as the civil union law came into effect today:

Lambda Legal Releases Report On the State of Stigma and Discrimination Against People with HIV on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

(New York, February 7, 2007) — Today, on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Lambda Legal released an evidence-based report aimed at providing the facts on the continued stigma faced by people with HIV to policy makers and advocates. Below, Bebe J. Aderson, HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, makes a statement about “The State of HIV Stigma and Discrimination in 2007: An Evidence Based Report”:

Lambda Legal Launches 'Clock In For Equality: The National Day of Action for Workplace Fairness for LGBT Employees and Employees with HIV'

(Dallas, February 2, 2007) — This morning in Dallas, Lambda Legal unveiled its plans for ‘Clock In For Equality’ — a national day of action for workplace fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, and workers living with HIV.