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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
Georgia Supreme Court Strikes Down State Sodomy Law 11/23/1998

(ATLANTA, November 23, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday helped defeat the Georgia sodomy statute, in a victory for the right to privacy under the state's Constitution and against a notorious national symbol of anti-gay hostility and discrimination.

Criminal Justice
Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Antigay Restriction in Custody Arrangement: Lambda Legal Applauds Opinion 06/15/2009

(Atlanta, GA, June 15, 2009) — The Georgia Supreme Court today agreed with Lambda Legal’s friend-of-the-court brief when it issued a decision that rejected a proposed antigay restriction in a custody arrangement involving a gay father.

Adoption and Parenting
Georgia State Judge Strikes Down Antigay Amendment as Unconstitutional, Citing Serious Procedural Flaws 05/16/2006

(Atlanta, May 16, 2006) — A state judge today struck down an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that was passed in November, 2004 to deny recognition to same-sex couples. Today’s ruling said the amendment violated the state constitution's procedural requirements, which exist to prevent voter confusion and protect the constitutional process.

Fair Courts Project
Georgia Leaders and Voters File Lawsuit Seeking to Strike Down Amendment on Marriage 11/09/2004

Georgia Leaders and Voters File Lawsuit Saying Georgia Amendment on Marriage is Deceptive and Unconstitutional 09/16/2004

Fair Courts Project
Georgia Court To Hear Arguments Thursday, Sept. 11, in Lambda Legals Case Seeking Name Change for Transgendered Woman 09/10/2003

(Augusta, Georgia -- Wednesday, September 10, 2003) In a hearing set for Thursday, September 11, a state judge will hear a Richmond County transgendered woman’s request to change her name to reflect her gender.

Transgender Rights
Georgia Court of Appeals Says Lesbian Mom Will Continue to Have Primary Custody of Daughter 09/28/2006

(Atlanta, Georgia, September 28, 2006) — In a decision handed down yesterday, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a parent’s custody or visitation rights cannot be limited just because that parent is gay or lesbian, and lives with their partner, when there is no adverse effect on the child.

Adoption and Parenting
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

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