(Atlanta, Georgia, September 28, 2006) — In a decision handed down yesterday, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a parent’s custody or visitation rights cannot be limited just because that parent is gay or lesbian, and lives with their partner, when there is no adverse effect on the child.
“This is really great news for our client and gay and lesbian parents in Georgia,” said Jack Senterfitt, Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta. “It means custody arrangements can’t be challenged just because a parent is gay or lesbian.”
(New York, September 21, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Director, Bebe J. Anderson, issued this statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised recommendations regarding HIV testing issued today:
“We at Lambda Legal believe that more people need to be tested for HIV so that those who have the virus can seek treatment earlier.
(San Francisco, September 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal submitted its opening brief today in the California Supreme Court seeking to reinstate a trial court decision that doctors must treat their lesbian patients like the rest of their patients, regardless of the doctors’ religious beliefs about gay people.
(New York, September 12, 2006) — Lambda Legal’s Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart, issued the following statement concerning the death of Tyrone Garner, one of the two plaintiffs in Lambda Legal’s landmark U. S. Supreme Court victory, Lawrence and Garner v. Texas:
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Tyrone’s family and friends and we join them in mourning his passing.
(New York, September 6, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal announces the hire of two new attorneys, Bebe J. Anderson and Bonnie Scott Jones, to its national headquarters in New York.
“Bebe J. Anderson and Bonnie Scott Jones both bring impressive records of inspired legal work, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Lambda Legal,” said Jon W. Davidson, Legal Director of Lambda Legal. “We look forward to the ways their fresh perspectives and extraordinary talents will shape our future work.”
<p>(Seattle, August 29, 2006) — Attorneys representing the 19 same-sex Washington couples who argued for their clients’ right to marry under the Washington State Constitution have petitioned the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider its July 26, 2006 5 – 4 decision.</p>
(Los Angeles, August 21, 2006) — Lambda Legal announces today that Tara Borelli has joined the organization as Staff Attorney based in its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles.
“Tara is an adroit litigation attorney with a sharp legal mind and a demonstrated commitment to securing justice and full equality for LGBT people and people with HIV,” said Jon Davidson, Legal Director at Lambda Legal. “We’re thrilled to have her join our legal team.”
(Washington D.C., August 16, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal and the Child Welfare League of America launched a new publication to serve as a guide for helping the child welfare system to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth in care.
(Chicago, August 11, 2006) — Lambda Legal staff attorney James P. Madigan comments on today’s ruling by the Illinois State Board of Elections that it will not certify an antigay statewide advisory referendum opposing marriage and relationship rights for same-sex couples for the Fall ballot in Illinois because it lacked required popular support. Referendum supporters continue to pursue a federal appeal to have Illinois requirements declared unconstitutional.
ST. LOUIS — In legal papers filed today, Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union will ask a federal appeals court to reconsider its July 14th ruling upholding an extreme Nebraska law that bans all protections for same-sex couples.