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Puerto Rico Police Department Still Fights Consequences of Unconstitutional Rule 03/06/2001

(NEW YORK, March 6, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging a federal appeals court to uphold an order that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico pay plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees after a long, successful fight to strike down a Police Department rule that forbade officers from associating in any context with any gay person.

Criminal Justice
High Court Deletes Citizens Remedy for Disability Discrimination 02/21/2001

(NEW YORK, February 21, 2001) — A Supreme Court ruling has stripped away individuals with disabilities’ primary means of recourse when states discriminate against them, a move that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday demands that the federal government step up its role in enforcing states’ compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

HIV
Gay Man's Right to Retain Home Goes Before Washington's Highest Court 02/08/2001

(LOS ANGELES, February 8, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund urges the Washington Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that stripped a man of his home and business following the death of his partner of nearly three decades and affirm that gay couples are protected by Washington’s law of equity.

Same-Sex Relationships
Wisconsin Court Upholds Partner Benefits Plan by Madison School District 02/08/2001

(CHICAGO, February 8, 2001) — In yet another blow to scattered efforts across the country to overturn domestic partner benefits plans, a Wisconsin appeals court unanimously upheld a Madison Metropolitan School District policy that provides benefits to “designated family partners” of district employees, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Religious Leaders Affirm Their Support for Gay People's Freedom to Marry 02/07/2001

(CHICAGO, February 7, 2001) With Valentine's Day approaching, many couples are celebrating their special relationships, and take for granted their freedom to marry. But lesbian and gay couples, despite great advances, still are barred from civil marriage, its social recognition, as well as hundreds of legal protections.

Gay Couples, Clergy, Politicians Join for National Freedom to Marry Day 02/07/2001

(NEW YORK, February 7, 2001) — In over a dozen cities and towns around the country, religious clergy members and other community leaders are planning to mark National Freedom to Marry Day by calling on the public to support the right of same-sex couples to marry, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Illinois Judicial Panel Files Complaint Against Judge for Blocking Gay Adoptions 02/05/2001

(CHICAGO, February 5, 2001) — The Judicial Inquiry Board of Illinois issued an eight-count complaint Monday against a Cook County judge for allowing her anti-gay biases to interfere with adoptions sought by two lesbian families. The inquiry board will prosecute the complaint and seek appropriate sanctions before the Illinois Courts Commission.

Adoption and Parenting
Anti-Gay Bias Prevalent in California Court System, New Report Says 02/02/2001

Fair Courts Project
Lambda to Brief Media on Key Issues in Gay Civil Rights for 2001 01/30/2001

(LOS ANGELES) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will describe key national and regional civil rights concerns for the year at a media briefing in Los Angeles, said Lambda Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart.

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

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

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