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Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Misuse of Criminal Law to Prosecute HIV-Positive Man: Lambda Legal Applauds Ruling 08/21/2013

(St. Paul, MN, August 21, 2013) — Today, the Supreme Court of Minnesota upheld the decision of an intermediate appellate court overturning the conviction of Daniel James Rick, who is HIV positive, for the alleged criminal transmission of a communicable disease.

HIV
Mississippi Judge Orders State To List Lesbian Mothers on Child's Birth Certificate 03/19/2003

Adoption and Parenting
Mixed Record on AIDS Calls for Pointed Questioning of HHS Nominee 01/17/2001

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Momentum for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Brings Together New Illinois Coalition 12/20/2012

In the wake of the announcement by key legislators that they will seek passage of an Illinois marriage equality bill in January 2013, a broad range of organizations have joined to form a new coalition, called Illinois Unites for Marriage.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Pledge your support for marriage in Illinois!
Mother Can Take Police to Court Over Son's Suicide 11/07/2000

(NEW YORK, November 7, 2000) – A mother whose teen son committed suicide after police in Minersville, Pennsylvania, harassed him and threatened to disclose that he was gay finally can take her wrongful-death case to trial, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Adoption and Parenting
Mother Seeks Public Help to Locate Missing Child 01/04/2010

Mothers Seek Legal Protection For The Child They're Raising; Lambda Legal Asks Appeals Court To Follow Ohio Law and Protect Lesbian Couple's Relationship With Their Child 07/12/2004

(Cincinnati, July 12, 2004) - Lambda Legal will ask an Ohio appeals court Tuesday to follow state law and allow a lesbian couple to legally protect their relationship with the child they are raising together.

Adoption and Parenting
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

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