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Mexican Gay Man Seeking Asylum Appeals to the Ninth Circuit 12/07/1999

(LOS ANGELES, December 7, 1999) — A Mexican citizen beaten and sexually assaulted by law enforcement officials because he is an effeminate gay man should be granted asylum in the United States, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday, on the eve of a hearing in his case.

Mexican Gay Man Wins Right to Flee Homeland 08/24/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2000) — After being repeatedly beaten and assaulted in his Mexican homeland, a 21-year-old gay man on Thursday at last won his battle to seek asylum in the United States, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Mexico Travel Worries for Gay Families? 10/10/2000

(NEW YORK, October 10, 2000) — Regina Quattrochi, Priscilla Lenes and their two children arrived at Newark International Airport, with tickets and valid proof of United States citizenship for each family member, prepared to begin a vacation in Mexico; they were not prepared for airline agents demanding permission from a non-existent father before they could board their flight.

Michigan Appeals Court Says Trial Court Cannot Refuse to Hear Lesbian Mother's Custody Case 02/20/2009

(Detroit, MI, February 20, 2009) — The Michigan State Court of Appeals yesterday held that a Michigan family court cannot refuse to hear a child custody case simply because it involves children whose parents are lesbians, ruling that there is no gay exception to Michigan's child custody laws.

Michigan School District Reprimanded for Ordering Teachers to Dismantle Gay History Month Display 12/04/2001

(CHICAGO, Tuesday, December 4, 2001) —A Michigan arbitrator has ordered a local school district to apologize for misconduct against two gay teachers whose gay history month displays promoted safety and respect in their school, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Teens & Young Adults
Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Misuse of Criminal Law to Prosecute HIV-Positive Man: Lambda Legal Applauds Ruling 08/21/2013

(St. Paul, MN, August 21, 2013) — Today, the Supreme Court of Minnesota upheld the decision of an intermediate appellate court overturning the conviction of Daniel James Rick, who is HIV positive, for the alleged criminal transmission of a communicable disease.

Mississippi Judge Orders State To List Lesbian Mothers on Child's Birth Certificate 03/19/2003

Mixed Record on AIDS Calls for Pointed Questioning of HHS Nominee 01/17/2001

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Momentum for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Brings Together New Illinois Coalition 12/20/2012

In the wake of the announcement by key legislators that they will seek passage of an Illinois marriage equality bill in January 2013, a broad range of organizations have joined to form a new coalition, called Illinois Unites for Marriage.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Pledge your support for marriage in Illinois!
Mother Can Take Police to Court Over Son's Suicide 11/07/2000

(NEW YORK, November 7, 2000) – A mother whose teen son committed suicide after police in Minersville, Pennsylvania, harassed him and threatened to disclose that he was gay finally can take her wrongful-death case to trial, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.