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Sweeping Gay Marriage Lawsuit in New Jersey Aims for U.S. History 06/25/2002

Seven lesbian and gay couples from across New Jersey, represented by Lambda Legal, to sue in state court Wednesday morning for the right to full marriage, going beyond Vermont's civil unionsThe couples are from North, Central, and South JerseyNews conferences with plaintiffs on Wednesday, June 26:

Gay Rights Leader, Lambda Legal, Expands Fight Against Discrimination in Eight States; Opens South Central Regional Office in Dallas 06/20/2002

New Lambda Legal Office to Expand Fight for Rights of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People in Eight South Central States 06/18/2002

WHAT: Opening of South Central Regional Office in Dallas, Texas for Lambda Legal (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund)

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Named One of Top Women Litigators in California 06/17/2002

(LOS ANGELES, Monday, June 17, 2002) - Citing her legal achievements on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the Daily Journal, California’s largest legal newspaper, has named Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Pizer one of the top 30 women litigators in California.

Americans with Disabilities Act Takes Another Hit in the Supreme Court 06/10/2002

HIV
New Jersey Premiere of Family Fundamentals Documentary Set 06/06/2002

(NEW YORK, June 6, 2002) - The New Jersey premiere of a documentary exploring the lives of families in which the parents are actively anti-gay in spite of having gay children themselves will also serve as a benefit for Lambda Legal, Lambda said Wednesday.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Partner of Man Who Died on 9/11 to Testify at City Council Hearing About Being Denied Spousal Benefits 05/28/2002

A public hearing held by New York City Council Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment on May 29th will examine whether same-sex couples and domestic partners are receiving a fair share of funds and support designated for families of victims of 9/11.

Same-Sex Relationships
California Teacher Settles Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit with School District 05/23/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Ohio Supreme Court Overturns Anti-Gay Soliciting Law 05/15/2002

(CHICAGO, Wednesday, May 15, 2002) - The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s importuning (soliciting) law, which criminalizes expressions of sexual interest between people of the same sex, is unconstitutional.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Legal Condemns Attempt to Amend U.S. Constitution to Prohibit Marriage by Lesbian and Gay Couples 05/15/2002

(NEW YORK, Wednesday, May 15, 2002) - Lambda Legal today condemned as “misguided” and “cynical” a bill introduced by a small group of right-wing members of Congress that would amend the U.S. Constitution to prohibit any state from allowing marriage by lesbian and gay couples.

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