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Lesbian and Gay Couples Win Freedom to Marry in California 05/15/2008

(California, May 15, 2008) — The California Supreme Court ruled today that the state can no longer exclude same-sex couples from civil marriage.

Lesbian and Gay Families and Lambda Legal Speak Out on the 'Real Impact on Real Lives' of Bush-Backed Federal Constitutional Amendment 02/24/2004

(New York, Tuesday, February 24, 2004) - Lambda Legal said today that a proposed amendment to the federal Constitution that President Bush announced his support for this morning could take away critical rights and protections from hundreds of thousands of families nationwide and even block them from seeking such protections through the nation’s centuries-old democratic process.

Lesbian Journalist Vindicated in Employment Discrimination Claims 12/14/2000

Lesbian Lawyer Asks Supreme Court to Review Firing by Georgia Attorney General 10/31/1997

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 31, 1997Contact: Ruth Harlow 212-809-8585, Jane Morrison 404-897-1880, or Peg Byron, Lambda, 212-809-8585

Lesbian Mom Denied Right to Seek Visitation 06/24/1999

(ATLANTA, June 24, 1999) -- A Florida appeals court has ruled that a lesbian mother who raised a child with her former partner but lacks a biological or adoptive tie to the child does not have the right to seek visitation or custody now that the couple has split up, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Lesbian Mom Goes to Pennsylvania's Highest Court for Visitation Rights 09/06/2001

(NEW YORK, September 6, 2001) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging Pennsylvania's highest court to affirm a ruling that a lesbian mother who raised a child with her former partner for three years from birth may seek visitation with her daughter despite the biological mother's objection.

Lesbian Mother Seeks to Adopt Son She Raised Since Birth 09/27/2001

(NEW YORK, September 27, 2001) — Top national and local children’s rights organizations are among a dozen legal and mental health groups urging Nebraska’s highest court to consider a toddler’s best interests and allow one of his lesbian mothers to also be a legal parent, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Lesbian Mother Seeks to Reunite Her Family 10/09/2001

(ATLANTA, October 9, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday that it has filed a brief in support of a lesbian mother’s challenge to a Georgia court’s order barring her from visiting her three sons while living with her partner.

Lesbian Teacher, Under Siege For Years, Wins Her Day in Court 04/20/2000

(LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2000) — A California Court of Appeal has ruled that the award-winning high school teacher mercilessly harassed on the job for being a lesbian can sue the school district that turned a blind eye to her desperate pleas for help, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups and allies join outcry against anti-immigrant measure in Arizona 06/07/2010

More than 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality groups and allies today issued the following joint statement: