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Louisiana Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Safeguarding Health Insurance Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of City Employees

(New Orleans, December 20, 2005) — In a ruling made public yesterday, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana upheld a lower court ruling protecting New Orleans’ Domestic Partnership Registry and health insurance benefits for domestic partners of the city’s employees after a legal attack from the Alliance Defense Fund, an antigay legal group.

Louisiana Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Safeguarding Health Insurance Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of City Employees

(New Orleans, December 20, 2005) — In a ruling made public yesterday, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana upheld a lower court ruling protecting New Orleans’ Domestic Partnership Registry and health insurance benefits for domestic partners of the city’s employees after a legal attack from the Alliance Defense Fund, an antigay legal group.

Lambda Legal Opposes the Nomination of Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court

(New York, December 12, 2005) — Saying that Samuel Alito Jr. puts his personal political agenda above the principles enshrined in the Constitution, Lambda Legal today announced its opposition to his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Statement by Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:

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:

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