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Lambda Back-to-School Kit Promotes Respect for Gay Students & Teachers 08/28/2000

(NEW YORK) — Hearing “hey faggot” shouted across classrooms and hallways. Being punched in the face on school grounds. The principal responding only, “Boys will be boys. If you’re going to be gay, that’s what you can expect.”Many students heading back to school this fall have more to worry about than homework and team tryouts.

Teens & Young Adults
Mexican Gay Man Wins Right to Flee Homeland 08/24/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2000) — After being repeatedly beaten and assaulted in his Mexican homeland, a 21-year-old gay man on Thursday at last won his battle to seek asylum in the United States, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Immigration and Asylum
School District Learns About Anti-Discrimination Law 08/10/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2000) — An award-winning high school teacher, harassed and denied a promotion for being a lesbian, can sue her Southern California school district for anti-gay job discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday, after the California Supreme Court refused to step in to bar the case.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
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.

Court Tosses Case Challenging Alaska Fair Housing Law 08/04/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 4, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Friday applauded a federal court’s decision to dismiss a case brought by two Alaska landlords seeking exemption from any ban on marital status discrimination should an unmarried couple ever apply as tenants. The landlords claimed complying with the law would offend their religious beliefs.

Housing
Discriminatory Policy Raises Questions About Special Treatment for Boy Scouts 07/19/2000

(NEW YORK, July 19, 2000) — Barely one month after the Boy Scouts of America established its right to discriminate against gay members, long-time Scouts supporters are questioning their continued involvement with the organization, and the special government treatment long accorded the youth group increasingly is coming under close scrutiny.

Lambda Releases Internet Resource to End University Discrimination 07/18/2000

(NEW YORK, July 18, 2000) — Bolstering the battle against discrimination and harassment on campus, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Tuesday announced a new publication to help secure school policies that ban bias based on sexual orientation, protecting students plus faculty, administrators and other employees.

Teens & Young Adults
Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds 195-Year Old Sex Ban 07/07/2000

(ATLANTA, July 7, 2000) —Defying the national trend overturning laws that criminalize private consensual sex between adults, the Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s “crime against nature” statute that carries penalties of up to five years in prison, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Criminal Justice
Vermont Civil Unions Law to Take Effect, Putting Fairness in Full Swing 06/30/2000

(NEW YORK, June 30, 2000) — As a groundbreaking new law takes effect this weekend, the state of Vermont sets a historic benchmark for the recognition of lesbian and gay families, extending to same-sex couples nearly all the rights, protections, and obligations of marriage, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Boy Scouts Can Discriminate Against Gay Members, High Court Rules 06/28/2000

(NEW YORK, June 28, 2000) — A divided United States Supreme Court on Monday held that the Boy Scouts of America can discriminate against a gay scoutmaster, blunting the decade-long legal challenge to the group’s anti-gay policy that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has waged on behalf of decorated Eagle Scout James Dale.

Teens & Young Adults

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