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Ninth Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Requires Careful Scrutiny By Courts 01/21/2014

(Los Angeles, January 21, 2014) – The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a lower court ruling because the trial judge erred in allowing one litigant to use a peremptory challenge (a challenge to a juror not based on demonstrated cause) to remove a juror because of the juror’s sexual orientation.

Fair Courts Project
Ninth Circuit Sets Argument Date in Lambda Legal Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Nevada 03/10/2014

(Las Vegas, March 10, 2014) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today set April 9, 2014 for oral arguments in Sevcik v. Sandoval, Lambda Legal’s lawsuit challenging Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban. Jon W. Davidson, Lambda Legal’s Legal Director and Eden/Rushing Chair issued the following statement:

Proyecto Igualdad | Same-Sex Relationships
Ninth Circuit Upholds Law Banning 'Ex-gay Therapy' for California Minors 08/29/2013

(San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013) - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a ruling upholding SB 1172 - the California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change sexual orientation - sometimes referred to as "ex-gay therapy" - with minors.

Youth and Schools
NJ Dentist Violated State Law By Refusing To Treat HIV-Positive Man, Lambda Legal Says in Lawsuit Addressing Ongoing National Problem 10/29/2002

Health Care Fairness
NJ Superior Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Major Post-DOMA Decision 09/27/2013

(Trenton, August 15, 2013) — Today, in one of the first major court challenges since the demise of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the New Jersey Superior Court granted Lambda Legal’s motion for summary judgment in its case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization, and six same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Non-Gay and Gay Groups Across Country Observe First National Freedom to Marry Day 02/06/1998

(NEW YORK, February 6, 1998) -- Love and equality, the themes of Valentine's Day and Lincoln's Birthday, will frame the first National Freedom to Marry Day on Thursday, February 12. Lesbians and gay men across the country, joined by growing numbers of non-gay people, will call for an end to discrimination in civil marriage.

North Carolina Amendment One Passes: Lambda Legal Issues Warning 05/09/2012

(New York, March 9, 2012) After the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Camilla Taylor, National Marriage Project Director:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
North Carolina Supreme Court Takes Custody of Sons from Gay Father 07/30/1998

(NEW YORK, N.Y., July 30, 1998) -- The North Carolina Supreme Court Thursday overturned an appeals court and reinstated a ruling that revoked a gay father's custody of his two sons solely because of his relationship with his male partner, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
NY High Court Says Public School Students Not Protected By Human Rights Law: Lambda Legal Calls on Legislature to Protect Students 06/12/2012

(New York, June 12, 2012) - Today, the New York Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the New York Human Rights Law does not protect students against harassment and discrimination in public schools. As a result, the nearly 90 percent of all New York students who attend public schools are now denied access to that law's comprehensive protections.

Teens & Young Adults
NY Senate Passes Anti-Bullying and Harassment Bill to Protect Students; Lambda Legal Urges Governor to Sign Bill Into Law 06/23/2010

The New York Senate passed the "Dignity For All Students Act" that would clearly prohibit all bias-based bullying, including harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, in the state's public schools.

Youth and Schools

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