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Civil Rights Groups Demand City Revitalize Fight Against Discrimination 02/28/2002

(NEW YORK, February 28) - In a joint letter to Mayor Bloomberg released Thursday, a broad coalition of civil rights groups demand that New York City rejuvenate its Human Rights Commission and Law Department and treat civil rights enforcement as seriously as other law enforcement.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Another Test for ADA 02/27/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
University of Maryland Medical System to be Sued Wednesday by Gay Man Prevented from Visiting His Dying Partner at Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore 02/27/2002

Patient, who had AIDS, died without being able to say goodbye to partner. Partner denied opportunity to tell hospital about patient's treatment wishes Shock Trauma Center violated national hospital accreditation standards classifying partner as family. There was even a health care power of attorney designating relationship between the men. Case shows importance of legalizing same-sex marriage, says Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which filed today's suit.

HIV
Janet Reno to Address Lambda Luncheon in Fort Lauderdale 02/25/2002

(ATLANTA, February 25, 2002) — Janet Reno, whose tenure as United States attorney general brought unprecedented civil rights support for gay people and those with AIDS or HIV, will address Lambda Legal supporters at a Fort Lauderdale luncheon on Saturday, March 2.

Lambda Urges Court to Strike Down Florida's Gay Adoption Ban 02/21/2002

(ATLANTA, Thursday, February 21, 2002) — Lambda Legal is urging a federal appeals court to end Florida’s unconstitutional ban on adoptions by lesbian and gay parents because it disregards the best interests of thousands of children needing good homes and is based solely on anti-gay prejudice.

Adoption and Parenting
Lambda Legal Files Ethics Complaint Against Alabama Chief Justice 02/20/2002

Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors 02/20/2002

(NEW YORK, February 20, 2002) — Lambda Legal’s board of directors has welcomed five new members from around the country, adding even more philanthropic and business expertise as well as geographic range at a time when the oldest and largest legal group dedicated to gay civil rights continues to grow.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Another Test for ADA 02/13/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Gay Partner of 9/11 Victim Urges California to Support Freedom to Marry 02/11/2002

(LOS ANGELES, Monday, February 11, 2002) — A gay California man whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks says the plight he now faces vividly shows why his home state must allow lesbian and gay couples to marry.

Lambda Legal's Call to Action Helps Build 5th Annual Freedom to Marry Day 02/11/2002

(NEW YORK, Monday, February 11, 2002) — Linking Valentine’s Day and Lincoln’s birthday with the themes of love and equality, Lambda Legal and communities nationwide, including many clergy, are supporting lesbian and gay couples with celebrations of the fifth annual National Freedom to Marry Day.

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