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Anti-Gay Discrimination To Be Topic in Three Iowa Cities 04/16/2001

(CHICAGO, April 16, 2001) — A three-day speak out in key Iowa cities will raise questions about anti-gay discrimination in employment, Boy Scouts, and adoption by lesbian and gay parents.

Adoption and Parenting
Two Men Continue Fight to Overturn Texas Anti-Gay Law 04/16/2001

Criminal Justice
Florida's Highest Court Rejects Attack on County's Domestic Partnership Law 04/09/2001

(ATLANTA, April 9, 2001) — The Florida Supreme Court has put an end to right-wing efforts to block domestic partner benefits for unmarried public employees in Broward County, ensuring that more families can get vital health insurance and other workplace benefits, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Lambda Boosts Western Regional Office in Los Angeles 04/06/2001

(LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday it is boosting its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles by adding Tracy Moore as regional director and expanding its legal and outreach work throughout the region.

Lambda Adds To Its Legal Team 04/05/2001

(NEW YORK, April 5, 2001) — Building on its groundbreaking civil rights work, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has added an experienced litigator, Jennifer Middleton, as a staff attorney in its New York headquarters.

Netherlands Ends Discrimination in Civil Marriage: Gays to Wed 03/30/2001

(NEW YORK, March 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund applauds the Netherlands for becoming the first nation to allow same-sex couples to marry, conferring upon those couples full equality and responsibility in the eyes of Dutch marriage law.

Arkansas Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Sodomy Law 03/23/2001

(NEW YORK, March 23, 2001) — Ruling Friday that it is unconstitutional for Arkansas to ban consensual sex for adult same-sex couples, a court overturned the state’s anti-gay sodomy law in response to a challenge from seven lesbian and gay state residents, represented by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Criminal Justice
Evan Wolfson Departs Lambda After 12 Years On Staff 03/21/2001

(NEW YORK, March 22, 2001) — Evan Wolfson, a pioneering lawyer for the nation’s leading lesbian and gay legal organization, will leave Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund to explore new strategies for securing full equality for lesbians and gay men, including the freedom to marry.

Lambda Adds Seasoned Civil Rights Litigator To Its Staff 03/20/2001

(NEW YORK, March 20, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday that it has further bolstered its legal team with the addition of a new deputy legal director, Michael Adams, an experienced civil rights litigator on behalf of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS.

Texas Court Upholds Conviction of Two Men for Consensual Sex at Home 03/15/2001

(NEW YORK, March 15, 2000) — Pledging to appeal, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund criticized a ruling from a Texas Court of Appeals Thursday that upheld the state’s “Homosexual Conduct” law and reinstated the conviction of two Houston men for having sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice

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