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Mrs. King Commends Lambda for Leadership at 25th Anniversary Celebration 03/31/1998

(CHICAGO, March 31, 1998) -- Coretta Scott King, addressing a Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund gathering in Chicago on Tuesday, called for all supporters of civil rights in America to join the struggle against homophobia and anti-gay bias.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Mutual of Omaha Insurance to Lift Discriminatory Caps on AIDS Coverage 04/12/2000

(CHICAGO, April 12, 2000) -- After fighting all the way to the United States Supreme Court, Mutual of Omaha Insurance has announced plans to end its unjustified discrimination against policyholders with HIV by lifting special restrictions on medical coverage for HIV or AIDS-related care.

HIV
Mutual of Omaha Sued for Denying Coverage to Those with HIV 01/21/1998

(CHICAGO, January 21, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago filed a lawsuit today against Mutual of Omaha, charging that the company violates federal and state law and endangers lives by severely limiting HIV-related health care coverage.

HIV
Narrow California Ruling Does Not End Battle Against Anti-Gay Discrimination by Boy Scouts 03/23/1998

(LOS ANGELES -- Monday, March 23, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund deplored Monday's California state Supreme Court ruling, which held that the state's law does not reach anti-gay discrimination by organizations like the Boy Scouts of America.

Youth and Schools
Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA 05/22/2013

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Immigration and Asylum
National Coalition Announces New Initiative to Raise Profile of People of Color Who Support Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 02/13/2006

(New York, February 13, 2006) — As polling continues to show increased support for marriage equality for same-sex couples in state after state, five national organizations today announced a new initiative to elevate communities of color who support marriage equality for same-sex couples.

National Conference to Look at Plight of Prisoners with HIV 06/08/2000

(NEW YORK, June 8, 2000) — Six months after the United States Supreme Court let stand Alabama's segregation of prisoners with HIV, a broad coalition of health and civil rights experts and clergy is meeting to build a national strategy to defend the diminishing rights of this vulnerable population.

HIV
National Freedom to Marry Day -- February 12 01/12/1998

(NEW YORK, January 12, 1998) -- National Freedom to Marry Day will take place on Thursday, February 12, 1998.

National Freedom to Marry Day Sparks Action Across the Country 02/08/1999

(NEW YORK, February 9, 1999) -- Spurred by challenges and opportunities at the voting booth and in court, lesbians, gay men, and non-gay freedom-to-marry supporters across the country are marking the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day with simultaneous events designed to reach out to the non-gay community to enlist more support.

National lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups issue joint open letter on the killing of Trayvon Martin 04/02/2012

WASHINGTON, April 2 — A coalition of national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations today issued an open letter that described the killing of Trayvon Martin as a "national call to action"; urged local and federal authorities to find answers in the case that has garnered worldwide attention; and d

Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination

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