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Coalition to Announce Major Campaign to Win Black Support for Marriage Equality 12/08/2003

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

Company Admits to Firing a Highly Skilled Georgia Worker Because He Has HIV; Lambda Legal Pushes Forward with Federal Lawsuit 07/29/2004

(Atlanta, Georgia, July 29, 2004) - In court papers responding to a federal lawsuit Lambda Legal filed in May, Nodak Enterprises admitted firing Joey Saavedra, a veteran auto glass installer, because he has HIV.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Complaint by Gay Student Triggers Historic Civil Rights Agreement 06/22/1998

Teens & Young Adults
Connecticut Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples: Lambda Legal Celebrates 10/10/2008

(Hartford, CT, Friday, October 10, 2008) — Lambda Legal applauds today's decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court awarding full access to marriage to the state's gay and lesbian residents, making Connecticut the third state in the nation to grant marriage equality to same-sex couples.

Cook County Human Rights Commission Finds "Substantial Evidence" of Discrimination In Firing of Gay Former School Superintendent Represented by Lambda Legal 07/27/2010

Last week, the Cook County Human Rights Commission found "substantial evidence" of sexual orientation discrimination after Lambda Legal filed a complaint against the Bremen Community High School District No. 228 and School Board President Evelyn Gleason on behalf of former school district superintendent Dr. Richard Mitchell.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Coretta Scott King Memorial 02/23/2006

 It is a great honor to have this opportunity to remember and pay tribute to Mrs. King.

Coretta Scott King Will Address Lambda Celebration 01/28/1998

(CHICAGO, Wednesday, January 28, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund proudly announced Wednesday that Coretta Scott King will address a celebration for the civil rights organization's 25th anniversary.Mrs. King will be the keynote speaker, delivering the Bon Foster civil rights address, at Lambda's anniversary luncheon in Chicago on Tuesday, March 31.

Counsel in Landmark Hawaii Marriage Case Is Named Judge 08/07/2000

(NEW YORK, August 7, 2000) — Hawaii’s most prominent civil rights attorney Dan Foley, co-counsel in the landmark case, Baehr v. Anderson, which sparked the ongoing national dialogue about the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, has been named a judge to the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Couples from across Illinois Urge Passage of Marriage Fairness Law 11/28/2012

(Springfield, IL, November 28, 2012) --Today plaintiff couples in Darby v. Orr and Lazaro v.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections