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Public Resists Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 07/30/2001

(NEW YORK, July 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday confirmed reports that discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America is drawing unprecedented opposition, especially raising concerns that the BSA’s anti-gay policy is harmful to young people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Proposal for Anti-Marriage Amendment 07/12/2001

Ruling in Mother-Grandparent Dispute Could Affect Lesbian and Gay Families 07/10/2001

(LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2001) — A California child visitation dispute between a mother and her child’s paternal grandparents does not involve lesbian or gay parents, but it still has important implications for their families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Adoption and Parenting
Community Groups Demand Reinstatement of Bus Shelter Ad 06/28/2001

HIV
Saying NY Law Requires Respect for Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Argues To Keep Decision Allowing Gay Man To Pursue Wrongful Death Case as a Spouse 06/21/2001

(New York, Monday, June 21, 2004) - A New York state appeals court will hear oral argument Tuesday morning on whether civil unions are respected in New York state. Last year, Lambda Legal won the first case in the nation that appropriately recognized a couple who entered into a Vermont civil union as spouses outside that state.

Supreme Court Ruling Yields Unexpected Lesson for Boy Scouts of America 06/21/2001

(NEW YORK, June 21, 2001) — In the year since the United States Supreme Court allowed the Boy Scouts of America to ban gay members, America is responding with unprecedented outrage against gay discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Youth and Schools
Lambda and Queer Economic Justice Network Host Forum on Government Funding of Religious Groups 06/19/2001

(NEW YORK, June 19, 2001) — President Bush’s “Faith-Based Initiative,” which would shift federal funding for social services from secular organizations to churches and religious organizations, has ignited debates nationwide. To date, these debates have neglected to address the threat this initiative may pose for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Legal Team Gains Experienced Litigator 06/18/2001

(NEW YORK, June 18, 2001) — Further adding to its legal staff, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Monday welcomed Adam Aronson as a staff attorney bringing a strong record in civil rights work for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS.

Court Upholds San Franciscos Landmark Domestic Partnership Law 06/15/2001

(LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2001) — In a unanimous decision that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said could help advance domestic partner benefits around the country, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld key parts of San Francisco’s landmark Equal Benefits Ordinance that requires city contractors to extend benefits to their unmarried employees.

Criminal Justice
Lambda Welcomes Hector Vargas to Southern Regional Office in Atlanta 06/05/2001

(ATLANTA, June 5, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Tuesday welcomed Hector Vargas as its new regional director in Atlanta, where the legislative lawyer and organizer will advance civil rights efforts on behalf of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS in the South.

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