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Just Days Apart, Courts in Texas and Arkansas Hear Challenges to Sodomy Laws 10/27/1999

(NEW YORK, October 27, 1999) -- Within a three-day period in early November, courts in Texas and Arkansas will grapple with intrusive sodomy laws, placing the South in the middle of an increasingly successful lesbian and gay civil rights campaign, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Criminal Justice
Judge Rules that Medicaid Must Pay for Liver Transplant for Lambda Legal Client in Arizona who has HIV 10/28/2005

Judge Rules El Modena High Gay-Straight Alliance Must Be Allowed to Meet 02/04/2000

(SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, Friday, February 4, 2000) — U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction today, ordering the Orange Unified School District to allow the Gay-Straight Alliance Club at El Modena High School to meet on school grounds while their case proceeds.

Teens & Young Adults
Judge Rejects Attempt to Stop Marriage for Gay Couples; "Four Times in Seven Days, Courts Have Said San Francisco Can Keep Marrying Same-Sex Couples," Lambda Legal Says 02/20/2003

Judge Orders School to Make Room for Student Club with Gay Perspective 04/27/2000

Youth and Schools
Judge Dismisses Federal Family Benefits Case, Invites Lambda Legal to File New DOMA Complaint 03/16/2011

(San Francisco, March 16, 2011)—A federal judge has granted a motion by government attorneys to dismiss Lambda Legal's lawsuit on behalf of a federal court employee seeking spousal health benefits for her wife, but invited the organization to file an amended complaint directly challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging California Domestic Partnership Law AB 205 12/18/2003

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss in Lambda Legal's Case of Evicted HIV-Positive Retired Minister 08/10/2009

(Little Rock, Ark., August 10, 2009) — A U.S. District Court judge today denied a motion by Fox Ridge, a North Little Rock assisted living facility, to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of Robert Franke, a retired minister with HIV.

Judge Agrees Lambda Can Argue that Housing Law Harms Same-Sex Couples 01/24/2002

Jon W. Davidson, Long-time Senior Counsel for Lambda Legal in Western Region, Takes Helm As Organization's New Legal Director 12/13/2004