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Obama to Sign Executive Order Banning Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors: Lambda Legal Awaits Language 07/18/2014

(New York, July 18, 2014) — Today, the White House announced that on Monday President Obama will sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Ohio Appeals Court Affirms Legality of Shared Custody Agreements for Lesbian and Gay Parents, Lambda Legal Says 10/12/2004

(Cincinnati, October 12, 2004) - An Ohio appeals court unanimously ruled that lesbian and gay couples must be allowed to protect their relationships with children they are raising together, in a decision that affirms state law and overturns a lower-court ruling that barred two women from creating a shared custody agreement, Lambda Legal said today.

Teens & Young Adults
Ohio Appeals Court Declares Sexual Orientation Irrelevant in Custody Battles 06/20/1997

(CHICAGO, June 20, 1997) -- An Ohio state appeals court declared that a gay father should not have lost custody of his son, ruling that sexual orientation has no significance in child custody decisions, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Denies Second-Parent Adoption to Lesbian Couple 12/16/1998

(CHICAGO, December 16, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said that an Ohio appeals court Wednesday rejected a lesbian couple's request to allow a second-parent adoption, denying an eight-year-old girl the added protections of a second legally recognized parent.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Issues Ruling in Lambda Legal Case Representing Lesbian Mother: Validity of Shared Custody Agreements May Not Be Attacked Years Later 06/16/2008

(Franklin County, OH, June 16, 2008) — The Tenth District Ohio Appeals Court ruled, on June 10, 2008, that lesbian mother Denise Fairchild should never have been permitted to attack the enforceability of a shared custody agreement with her former partner Therese Leach.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Rejects Antigay Constitutional Argument in Lambda Legal's Case on Behalf of Lesbian Mother 08/11/2010

The Eighth District Court of Appeals in Ohio last week issued a decision rejecting an attempt to use the state's antigay constitutional amendment to prevent a lesbian mother from sharing custody of her children with her former partner.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Ohio Court Says Custody Agreement Stands Between Lesbian Moms: Lambda Legal Lauds Decision 01/25/2007

(Franklin County, Ohio, January 25, 2007) — In a 12 page decision, Judge Carol Squire ruled that a custody arrangement between two lesbian parents is valid despite Ohio’s antigay constitutional amendment.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Court to Hear Lesbian Second-Parent Adoption Case 11/09/1998

(CHICAGO, November 9, 1998) An Ohio appellate court is set to consider its first lesbian second-parent adoption case, which could provide better protections for an eight-year-old girl and eventually for children of many other lesbian and gay parents, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio School Admits to Wrong-Doing in Lambda Legal Case: Maverick Wins Right to Wear T-Shirt 05/21/2012

(Waynesville, OH, May, 21, 2012) — Today the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio signed an agreed judgment order in favor of Maverick Couch, affirming the high school junior’s First Amendment right to wear a T-shirt with the slogan “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe” to school on any day he chooses.

Teens & Young Adults | Youth and Schools
Ohio School Changes Position In Lambda Legal Case Defending Student’s Right to Wear T-Shirt 04/04/2012

“A student’s First Amendment rights are not restricted to one day of the year – we will continue to fight until Maverick is allowed to express who he is on any day he chooses.”

Youth and Schools

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