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Lambda Legal: LGBT Ballot Losses Do Not Predict the Future 11/05/2008

(New York, November 5, 2008) — Lambda Legal Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal: Ninth Circuit Order In Prop 8 Case Should Prompt Badly Needed Clarification of California Law 01/04/2011

Today a panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, certified to the California Supreme Court the question of whether California law either gives proponents of initiatives an interest in seeing that law enforced, or authorizes proponents to act in the place of the government to defend their initiative. Jennifer C. Pizer, National Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal, issued the following statement

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Lambda Legal: Ninth Circuit Stay Is Painful but Rapid Schedule Is Excellent News 08/16/2010

(Los Angeles, August 16, 2010) — Jennifer C. Pizer, National Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s order from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Perry v. Schwarzenegger:

Lambda Legal: Obama Administration Can Do More 06/17/2009

(New York, June 17, 2009) — President Obama’s planned announcement today misses the mark, according to Lambda Legal's Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart. "While ending any of the discrimination against gay and lesbian federal employees is a welcome step, today's planned announcement falls far short of our hopes and expectations.

Lambda Legal: Statement on Arizona Shootings 01/10/2011

(New York, NY, January 10, 2011) – In response to the weekend's shootings in Arizona which left six dead, including U.S. District Judge John Roll, and six injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Tucson), Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal: ‘Blockbuster at the Ballot Box’ 11/07/2012

(New York, November 7, 2012)—Lambda Legal issued the following statement by Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:

Lambda Mourns Passing of Justice Blackmun 03/04/1999

(NEW YORK, March 4, 1999) -- The nation's oldest and largest gay legal group mourned the death Thursday of former United States Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, an eloquent defender of the right to privacy and impassioned voice for gay civil rights.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Prompts IRS to Tackle Anti-Gay Bias Among Agents 07/31/1998

(NEW YORK, July 31, 1998) -- Following scrutiny of anti-gay bias at the Internal Revenue Service, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday that the agency has promised that its management will travel to IRS field offices throughout the country and train agents to provide fair treatment to groups supporting lesbians and gay men.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Releases Internet Resource to End University Discrimination 07/18/2000

(NEW YORK, July 18, 2000) — Bolstering the battle against discrimination and harassment on campus, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Tuesday announced a new publication to help secure school policies that ban bias based on sexual orientation, protecting students plus faculty, administrators and other employees.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Responds to 'Disturbing' Anti-Gay Federal Court Decision 06/01/1997

(NEW YORK, Sunday, June 1, 1997) --Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, in an angry statement, denounced a Georgia federal court ruling that upheld the firing of an Atlanta attorney from a government job solely because she is a lesbian who had a private, religious commitment ceremony with her partner.