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Abner Mikva to Speak at Lambdas Bon Foster Memorial Dinner and Address 08/16/2001

(CHICAGO, August 16, 2001) -- The former White House Counsel whose earlier ruling as a federal appeals court judge struck down the military's infamous "don't ask, don't tell" policy will deliver the annual Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Military
International Coalition Advocates for Full Recognition of Gay Victims 08/08/2001

Historic Proposal for Gay Victims of the Nazis as Part of Swiss Bank Litigation Proposal 08/07/2001

(NEW YORK, August 7, 2001) — An international coalition Thursday will announce a historic proposal asking a New York federal court to allocate some of a $1.25 billion settlement of the lawsuit against Switzerland’s two largest banks for a fund to recognize and address Nazi persecution of gay people.

Public Resists Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 07/30/2001

(NEW YORK, July 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday confirmed reports that discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America is drawing unprecedented opposition, especially raising concerns that the BSA’s anti-gay policy is harmful to young people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Statement from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Proposal for Anti-Marriage Amendment 07/12/2001

Ruling in Mother-Grandparent Dispute Could Affect Lesbian and Gay Families 07/10/2001

(LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2001) — A California child visitation dispute between a mother and her child’s paternal grandparents does not involve lesbian or gay parents, but it still has important implications for their families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

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

HIV
Supreme Court Ruling Yields Unexpected Lesson for Boy Scouts of America 06/21/2001

(NEW YORK, June 21, 2001) — In the year since the United States Supreme Court allowed the Boy Scouts of America to ban gay members, America is responding with unprecedented outrage against gay discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Youth and Schools
Saying NY Law Requires Respect for Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Argues To Keep Decision Allowing Gay Man To Pursue Wrongful Death Case as a Spouse 06/21/2001

(New York, Monday, June 21, 2004) - A New York state appeals court will hear oral argument Tuesday morning on whether civil unions are respected in New York state. Last year, Lambda Legal won the first case in the nation that appropriately recognized a couple who entered into a Vermont civil union as spouses outside that state.

Lambda and Queer Economic Justice Network Host Forum on Government Funding of Religious Groups 06/19/2001

(NEW YORK, June 19, 2001) — President Bush’s “Faith-Based Initiative,” which would shift federal funding for social services from secular organizations to churches and religious organizations, has ignited debates nationwide. To date, these debates have neglected to address the threat this initiative may pose for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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