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Geico Car Insurance Inconsistently Recognizes Gay Couples Marriages; Lambda Legal Asks Insurer To Obey NY Law and Cover All Married Gay Couples Equally 06/14/2004

(New York, June 14, 2004) - Lambda Legal today urged Geico Insurance Company of New York to comply with state law and respect valid marriages of all same-sex couples in determining car insurance rates and coverages. Over the past few months, Geico has recognized the marriages of some same-sex couples and denied recognition to others.

Same-Sex Relationships
Gearing Up For Historic U.S. Supreme Court Arguments In Texas Sodomy Case, Lambda Legal Announces Unprecedented Series of Town Hall Meetings In States Nationwide With Sodomy Laws 01/07/2003

Criminal Justice
Gay/Straight Alliance's Lawsuit to Proceed Against Salt Lake School Board 10/08/1999

(NEW YORK, October 8, 1999) -- Ruling that the Salt Lake City Board of Education violated a federal statute and also may have violated the First Amendment, a Utah federal district judge has given the green light to gay and straight students suing the Board for trying to ban meetings of their student club and suppressing gay-positive views in existing and new student groups.

Teens & Young Adults
Gay/Straight Alliance Students Sue Orange County High School 11/24/1999

Teens & Young Adults
Gay-Straight Student Club Seeks Injunction Against School Officials 01/21/2000

(Orange, CA, January 21, 2000) – To win equal treatment and recognition of their Gay-Straight Alliance club, students from El Modena High School will ask a federal judge for a preliminary injunction ordering Orange County school officials to allow the student group to meet and have equal access to school facilities as its lawsuit continues.

Teens & Young Adults
Gay Rights Leader, Lambda Legal, Expands Fight Against Discrimination in Eight States; Opens South Central Regional Office in Dallas 06/20/2002

Gay Positive Views Will Not be Censored, Salt Lake School Officials Guarantee 12/02/1999

(NEW YORK, December 2, 1999) – A federal judge has dismissed a student lawsuit against the Salt Lake City school board because school officials have produced a definitive policy guaranteeing the right to express pro-gay opinions, attorneys for the students said Thursday.

Youth and Schools
Gay Partners of Men Who Died on 9/11 and in November JFK Crash to Hold News Conference Monday, Announcing Landmark Action Against Insurance Companies for Denying Them Spousal Benefits 04/19/2002

Insurance companies say same-sex partners don’t qualify as spouses; speakers at Monday’s news conference were with partners for 14 and 21 yearsThese are first-ever cases brought by same-sex partners related to 9/11 or JFK crash - and first-ever cases brought by gay or lesbian partners seeking coverage under New York Worker’s Compensation law

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Partners of Men Who Died on 9/11 and in November JFK Crash to Hold News Conference Monday, Announcing Landmark Action Against Insurance Companies for Denying Them Spousal Benefits 04/19/2002

(NEW YORK, Thursday, April 18, 2002) ---Lambda Legal today praised the introduction of a bill that would require the New York State Commissioner of Correctional Services to develop comprehensive STD and HIV prevention programs in all state prisons. Among state correctional facilities, New York’s prisons have the highest rate of HIV in the country.

Same-Sex Relationships
Gay Partner of Man Who Died on 9/11 to Testify at City Council Hearing About Being Denied Spousal Benefits 05/28/2002

A public hearing held by New York City Council Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment on May 29th will examine whether same-sex couples and domestic partners are receiving a fair share of funds and support designated for families of victims of 9/11.

Same-Sex Relationships

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