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Landmark Ruling for Gay Civil Rights: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 06/26/2003

(Washington, Thursday, June 26, 2003) - In the most significant ruling ever for lesbian and gay Americans’ civil rights, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down Texas's "Homosexual Conduct” law, which criminalizes oral and anal sex by consenting gay couples and is used widely to justify discrimination against lesbians and gay men.

U.S. Dept. of Justice Gay Employee Group Honors Lambda Legal Tomorrow at Event that Was Banned from Agency Headquarters 06/19/2003

(Washington, DC -- Thursday, June 19, 2003) Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund will receive an award tomorrow at an annual gay pride event held by U.S. Dept. of Justice employees -- capping two weeks of controversy over a policy change blocking the group from meeting at the agency’s headquarters even though other employee associations can continue holding similar events.

Fair Courts Project
New Jersey State Court To Hear Oral Arguments Friday, June 27, in Lambda Legal's Case Seeking Full Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples 06/19/2003

(Trenton, New Jersey - Wednesday, June 18, 2003) A New Jersey state judge will hear oral arguments Friday, June 27, in a historic lawsuit seeking full marriage rights for same-sex couples, according to Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, which represents the seven New Jersey couples seeking marriage licenses.

Lambda Legal Appeals Federal Sex Discrimination Case on Behalf of Woman Fired from Harrah's Casino 06/16/2003

 (Reno, June 16, 2003) - Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed appeal papers in federal court today on behalf of a woman who was fired from her job as a bartender at Harrah’s Casino in Reno after 21 years for not adhering to rigid sex stereotypes in the company’s new dress code.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
California Assembly Bill 205 Lead Witness Lydia Ramos and Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Statements on Passage of Critical Domestic Partner Legislation 06/05/2003

Rallies and Events Planned Nationwide on Day of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Lambda Legal's Historic Case Against Texas Sodomy Law 06/04/2003

(New York, Wednesday, June 4, 2003) - With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue its ruling in Lambda Legal’s case challenging Texas’s “Homosexual Conduct” law as early as Monday, local events around the nation are being planned for the day the decision is announced.

Criminal Justice
Village of Westmont To Pay $125,000, Enact Broad Policy Changes To Settle HIV Discrimination Case 05/29/2003

(Chicago, Thursday, May 29, 2003) - The Village of Westmont will pay $125,000 to a man who was denied a job in the police department, settling a lawsuit against the town for HIV discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today.

Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care 05/13/2003

HIV
Newark Lesbian Couple and Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Statements on Teenager Murdered Because She Was a Lesbian 05/13/2003

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care 05/13/2003

Health Care Fairness

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