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Virginia Loses First Round of Battle to Prevent Lesbian Mother From Adopting 05/03/2002

(ATLANTA, Friday, May 3, 2002) - An Arlington County Circuit Court judge today wasted no time in rejecting an attempt by the Virginia Attorney General’s office to end a lawsuit filed by a lesbian mother who wants to adopt a foster child.

Adoption and Parenting
Plymouth-Canton Education Association v. Plymouth-Canton Board of Education 05/02/2002

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
In re Workers' Compensation Claim of Larry Courtney and In re Workers' Compensation Claim of William Valentine 04/22/2002

Insurance companies say same-sex partners don’t qualify as spouses; speakers at Monday’s news conference were with partners for 14 and 21 yearsThese are first-ever cases brought by same-sex partners related to 9/11 or JFK crash - and first-ever cases brought by gay or lesbian partners seeking coverage under New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Partners of Men Who Died on 9/11 and in November JFK Crash to Hold News Conference Monday, Announcing Landmark Action Against Insurance Companies for Denying Them Spousal Benefits 04/19/2002

Insurance companies say same-sex partners don’t qualify as spouses; speakers at Monday’s news conference were with partners for 14 and 21 yearsThese are first-ever cases brought by same-sex partners related to 9/11 or JFK crash - and first-ever cases brought by gay or lesbian partners seeking coverage under New York Worker’s Compensation law

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Partners of Men Who Died on 9/11 and in November JFK Crash to Hold News Conference Monday, Announcing Landmark Action Against Insurance Companies for Denying Them Spousal Benefits 04/19/2002

(NEW YORK, Thursday, April 18, 2002) ---Lambda Legal today praised the introduction of a bill that would require the New York State Commissioner of Correctional Services to develop comprehensive STD and HIV prevention programs in all state prisons. Among state correctional facilities, New York’s prisons have the highest rate of HIV in the country.

Same-Sex Relationships
Texas High Court Slams Shut Door to Justice in Prosecution Under 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 04/18/2002

(DALLAS, April 18, 2002) - Lambda Legal Thursday said it likely will go to the United States Supreme Court now that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear an appeal by two Houston men convicted of violating the ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Law by having consensual sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Jon W. Davidson to Receive Monette/Horwitz Award for Distinguished Achievement 04/10/2002

(New York, April 10, 2002) - The Monette/Horwitz Trust has named Jon W. Davidson a recipient of its fifth annual Distinguished Achievement Award for his extensive contributions to fighting homophobia as an attorney for Lambda Legal, and for his work to educate the public about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

Live at Pridefest! Kevin Cathcart Spotlights What the Courts Mean for LGBT Liberation 04/09/2002

(NEW YORK, April 9, 2002) - Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart offers a view from the courthouse for Pridefest’s National Gay & Lesbian Leaders Symposium.

Lambda Legal Representing Equality Mississippi in Ethics Complaint Against Mississippi Judge 04/08/2002

(ATLANTA, Monday, April 8, 2002) - Lambda Legal today strongly denounced a letter to a newspaper by a Mississippi judge suggesting that gays and lesbians be institutionalized and agreed to represent Equality Mississippi, a statewide civil rights group, in an ethics complaint against the judge.

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Joins Plymouth-Canton Teachers for Safe School Forum 04/03/2002

Teens & Young Adults

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