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High Court Rules that Schools Cannot Ignore Sexual Harassment Among Students 05/24/1999

(NEW YORK, May 24, 1999) -— The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that schools that willfully ignore sexual harassment of one student by another can be held liable for violating federal civil rights law. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund praised the 5-4 decision, noting that abuse of lesbian and gay students often involves sexual harassment from their peers.

Teens & Young Adults
High Court Refuses Appeal by HIV+ Inmates Segregated in Alabama Prisons 01/18/2000

(NEW YORK, January 18, 2000) — Against the advice of national public health groups, the United States Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by HIV-positive inmates challenging their complete segregation by Alabama prison officials, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

HIV
High Court Deletes Citizens Remedy for Disability Discrimination 02/21/2001

(NEW YORK, February 21, 2001) — A Supreme Court ruling has stripped away individuals with disabilities’ primary means of recourse when states discriminate against them, a move that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday demands that the federal government step up its role in enforcing states’ compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

HIV
HHS Releases Finalized Hospital Visitation Regs: Lambda Legal, NHeLP and GLMA say 'Good First Step' 11/17/2010

Lambda Legal, the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) applauded the announcement today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of new rules governing the treatment that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families should receive in federally funded hospitals across the nation.

Health Care Fairness
Health Care Providers Must Treat Gay Patients Equally Under Civil Rights Laws, State Appeals Court Says 03/04/2003

(San Diego, March 4, 2003) - In the first ruling of its kind in the nation, a California appeals court today said health care providers cannot discriminate against patients based on their sexual orientation.

Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health
Hawai‘i Court Rules for Lesbian Couple Turned Away by Bed & Breakfast 04/15/2013

(Honolulu, HI, April 15, 2013) – The First Circuit Court of Hawai‘i today issued a ruling in favor of a lesbian couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against Aloha Bed & Breakfast after the business turned them away because of their sexual orientation. Lambda Legal and the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission issued a joint statement:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Hawaii, Alaska Election Results Dont Stop Freedom to Marry Movement 11/04/1998

(NEW YORK, November 4, 1998) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Wednesday said it is disappointed but not defeated by Hawaii voters' approval of an unprecedented constitutional amendment aimed at blocking lesbian and gay couples from civil marriage. A similar measure was also approved in Alaska.

Hawaii Marriage Case Proceeds After Historic Concessions by State Legislators 04/17/1997

(NEW YORK, April 17, 1997) - Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday that its Hawaii marriage case remains "fully on track" while state legislators prepare historic provisions for lesbian and gay couples in a deal to get a proposed constitutional amendment to voters 19 months from now.

Hawai'i Legislators Kill Civil Unions Bill Yet Again, Lambda Legal and ACLU Readying Lawsuit 02/01/2010

(Honolulu, February 1, 2010) — Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i Foundation (ACLU) today announced they are planning legal action against the state of Hawai'i following last Friday's failure by the Hawai'i Legislature to enact a law providing broad legal rights and duties to the state's lesbian and gay couples.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Hate Crimes Bill Passes Senate: Lambda Legal Urges President Obama to Sign Bill into Law 10/22/2009

(New York, October 22, 2009)--After the U.S. Senate passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:

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