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Louisiana Court of Appeal Upholds Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of New Orleans City Employees 01/21/2009

(New Orleans, January 21, 2009) — The Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth District, has upheld a Lambda Legal victory in lower court that the city of New Orleans was within its authority when it granted health benefits to domestic partners of city employees and established a domestic partner registry for city residents.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Louisiana Insurers Agree to Continue Accepting Third Party Payments through mid-November 03/10/2014

(Baton Rouge, LA, March 10, 2014) – U.S. District Court hearing came to a positive ending today when BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) and two other Louisiana insurersagreed to continue to accept federally-funded third party premium payments on behalf of lower-income Louisianans living with HIV through November 15, 2014, when the next open enrollment period begins.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Louisiana Insurers to Continue Accepting Ryan White Funds as Lambda Legal Lawsuit Progresses 02/25/2014

(Baton Rouge, LA, February 25, 2014) – BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) and two other Louisiana insurers will continue to accept federally-funded third party premium funds for the time being as Lambda Legal’s lawsuit against the insurance companies progresses through the courts.

Health Care Fairness | HIV
Louisiana Nursing Home Reverses Course and Agrees To Take Man with HIV; Lambda Legal Continues Discrimination Claims Against Five Others that Blocked Him 10/08/2003

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
Lower-Court Loss in Lawsuit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in New Jersey 'Propels Us Forward' To Higher Courts Where Case Will Be Decided, Lambda Legal Says 11/05/2003

(Trenton, NJ, November 5, 2003) - Lambda Legal said today that a trial-level state court ruling against legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in New Jersey moves the case forward toward the state’s Supreme Court.

Major Athletes, Performers and AIDS Experts Join Growing Outcry Against Cirque du Soleil for HIV Discrimination; Protest Set for Tomorrow Night in San Francisco 11/19/2003

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Major Civil Rights and Health Organizations Jointly Warn Against Requiring Names of People with HIV 02/21/1999

(NEW YORK, February 21, 1999) -- More than 60 leading AIDS and civil rights organizations and health care providers for people with HIV jointly warned federal and state health officials against efforts to require the names of people who have HIV, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Sunday.

Health Care Fairness
Major Development Expected in Gay Eagle Scout Case 08/03/1999

(NEW YORK, August 3, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, with its client, former Eagle Scout James Dale, will hold a news conference Wednesday at its New York headquarters to discuss a major development expected in the case challenging the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America. A phone-in tele-conference will follow.

Youth and Schools
Major Federal Court Ruling Protects Gay Workers from Harassment; Lambda Legal Says Decision Will Have Broad National Impact 09/24/2002

(San Francisco, Tuesday, September 24, 2002) -- A federal appeals court today said a gay man who was harassed mercilessly by his supervisor and co-workers can sue under a federal sex discrimination law, in a decision Lambda Legal called a “solid victory” for equality in the workplace that will have broad implications.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace