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Lambda Fights Anti-Gay Discrimination By Boy Scouts in New Jersey 12/05/1997

(NEW YORK, December 5, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is continuing its battle on behalf of a New Jersey Eagle Scout, who challenged his expulsion by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because he is gay as a violation of New Jersey's anti-discrimination law.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Demands Insurer Cover Disability Claim of Ex-Court Reporter with AIDS 04/03/2000

(LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2000) —A Massachusetts-based insurer that callously refused to pay disability benefits to a long-time policyholder with HIV should stand trial for violating state law that prohibits such unfair insurance practices, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday.

HIV
Lambda Defends Eagle Scout's Landmark Victory over Anti-Gay Policy 01/04/1998

(NEW YORK, January 4, 1998) -- Having won the first lawsuit in the country against the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay members and leaders, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is going before the New Jersey Supreme Court to defend the victory on behalf of Eagle Scout James Dale.

Teens & Young Adults
Lambda Defeats Antigay Amendment in Florida County 11/25/1996

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Criticizes Upholding of Last Anti-Gay Initiative 10/23/1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday 23 October 1997Contact: Patricia M. Logue, 312-663-4413; Peg Byron, 212-809-8585 x230, 888-987-1984 (pager)

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Criticizes Ohio Supreme Court Ruling in Jimmy Bird Case 05/06/1998

(CHICAGO, May 6,1998) Refusing to address the medically unsupported claim that spit can transmit HIV, the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a man's conviction on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon for spitting at a police officer, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

HIV
Lambda Criticizes High Court's Ruling Against Assisted Suicide 06/26/1997

(NEW YORK, June 26, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said today that the United States Supreme Court's unanimous refusal today to recognize the right of competent, terminally ill people to hasten death and end unbearable suffering is cruel, despite unexpected empathy from a majority of the judges.

HIV
Lambda Celebrates 25th Anniversary in San Francisco with Politicians, Entertainers, and Activists 04/13/1998

(SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund celebrates its 25th anniversary this Thursday, April 16, in San Francisco with a host of prominent politicians, entertainers, and activists.

Lambda Boosts Western Regional Office in Los Angeles 04/06/2001

(LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday it is boosting its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles by adding Tracy Moore as regional director and expanding its legal and outreach work throughout the region.

Lambda Board Elects New Co-Chairs and Members 02/16/1999

(NEW YORK, February 16, 1999) -- The nation's oldest and largest legal organization for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS announced Tuesday the election of new co-chairs, officers and members for its board of directors.

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