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Michigan School District Reprimanded for Ordering Teachers to Dismantle Gay History Month Display 12/04/2001

(CHICAGO, Tuesday, December 4, 2001) —A Michigan arbitrator has ordered a local school district to apologize for misconduct against two gay teachers whose gay history month displays promoted safety and respect in their school, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Teens & Young Adults
Red Cross Issues Guidelines on Relief Assistance to Lesbian and Gay Survivors of September 11 12/04/2001

(NEW YORK, December 4, 2001) — Today, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Project praised the American Red Cross for issuing an official policy of fair treatment for gay and lesbian families suffering from the loss of a loved one on September 11.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Issues 2001 World AIDS Day Report Card 11/29/2001

(NEW YORK, November 29, 2001) — In its sixth annual World AIDS Day report card Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund highlights HIV prevention efforts, and flunks the Bush Administration for its just-say-no approach to sex education for young people at risk of infection.

HIV
Civil Rights Groups Urge Fair Treatment for Surviving Lesbian and Gay Partners of September 11th Victims 11/26/2001

Same-Sex Relationships
State of Utah Spent Quarter Million in Futile Fight Against Gay Student Groups 11/13/2001

(SALT LAKE CITY, November 13, 2001) — A long, expensive court battle against student-run groups intended to support gay youth and their friends has ended for the state of Utah, which spent a quarter million dollars defending a Salt Lake City school board ban, the students’ lawyers said Tuesday.

Youth and Schools
Senior Citizen Wins Equality for Lesbian and Gay Releationships 11/01/2001

(LOS ANGELES, Thursday, November 1, 2001) -- The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state doctrine, which has provided protection to unmarried heterosexual partners for years, also protects lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Adoption and Parenting
U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Zeros In on ADA 11/01/2001

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Arkansans Urge Supreme Court to Keep Government Out of Their Bedrooms 10/30/2001

(NEW YORK, October 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, on behalf of seven Arkansas lesbians and gay men, is urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to strike down the state’s archaic ban on intimate relations between consenting adults of the same sex.

Criminal Justice
Civil Rights Groups Denounce Court Decision in Second-Parent Adoption Case 10/26/2001

A state appellate court in San Diego released a extreme and unprecedented decision yesterday, that could have severe consequences for thousands of adopted children in families throughout California.

Adoption and Parenting
Goldstein Perdue v. Mississippi State Board of Health 10/25/2001

(ATLANTA, October 25, 2001) — Mississippi is refusing to issue a birth certificate to a 4-year-old boy, punishing him solely because he has been adopted by a lesbian couple. The refusal means that the child has no legal document to prove his name, the names of his parents, and his date and place of birth.

Adoption and Parenting

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