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New York Appellate Court Reverses Lower Court Decision That Said Barring Same-Sex Couples From Marriage Is Unconstitutional

(New York, December 8, 2005) — The New York Appellate Division, First Department (a mid-level court in the state) today overturned a lower court ruling that had found that barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the state’s constitution.

Lambda Legal Files Appeal in Case Charging Federal Government with HIV Discrimination: Lawsuit Against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Behalf of Man Denied Job for HIV Status

(Washington, D.C., December 5, 2005) — Today Lambda Legal will file its opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was denied employment as a Foreign Service Officer by the U.S. State Department because he is HIV positive.

Lambda Legal Files Appeal in Case Charging Federal Government with HIV Discrimination: Lawsuit Against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Behalf of Man Denied Job for HIV Status

(Washington, D.C., December 5, 2005) — Today Lambda Legal will file its opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was denied employment as a Foreign Service Officer by the U.S. State Department because he is HIV positive.

Lambda Legal Asks Federal Court to Fast Track Case Seeking to Strike Down Oklahoma's Extreme Antigay Adoption Law

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 1, 2005) — In papers being filed today in United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Lambda Legal seeks to strike down Oklahoma’s Adoption Invalidation Law, a law so extreme that it has the potential to make children adopted by same-sex couples in other states legal orphans when the families are in or dealing with officials from the state of Oklahoma.

Lambda Legal Statement Clarifying Its Position on Judge Alito in Response to New York Times Article

(New York, November 11, 2005) – In response to a New York Times article indicating Lambda Legal’s purported support for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr. Lambda Legal issued this statement:

New York Times article excerpt dated November 11, 2005:

“David J. Stoll, the former Alito clerk who now works with Lambda Legal, said that like Justice O’Connor, Judge Alito would not bring any ideological agenda to cases. ‘I think he is fantastic,’ Mr. Stoll said.”

Statement by Jon Davidson, Legal Director at Lambda Legal:

Lambda Legal Statement Regarding Passage of Antigay Amendment 2 to Texas Constitution

(Dallas, November 9, 2005) — Statements from Lambda Legal Regional Director Dennis Coleman and Senior Staff Attorney Ken Upton upon passage of Amendment 2.


“While this is a disappointing loss we know the battle isn’t over, and it is heartening to see how much energy the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community put into this campaign,” said Dennis Coleman, Regional Director of Lambda Legal’s South Central Regional Office in Dallas. “We will sustain that energy and keep talking to our friends and neighbors about why equality is so important to us.”

California Appeals Court Urged to Uphold Lower Courts Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry

(San Francisco, Wednesday, November 9, 2005) — In a brief filed today in the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU explain why the trial court was correct in ruling that under California’s constitution, same-sex couples cannot be barred from marrying.

ACLU and Lambda Legal Urge Federal Appeals Court to Uphold Ruling Striking Down Extreme Nebraska Law Banning All Protections for Same-Sex Couples

(LINCOLN, NE) Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a brief before a federal appeals court urging the court to let stand an earlier decision striking down Nebraska’s extreme anti-gay relationship law that bans all protections for same-sex couples, including civil unions and domestic partnership.

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