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NCLR, Lambda Legal and Equality California Win Legal Victory in Case Challenging Basic Property Tax Protections for Domestic Partners 10/03/2007

(San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2007) — In a resounding victory, a California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the validity of a Board of Equalization rule that protects domestic partners from increased property taxes when one of the partners dies and the other inherits the couple's home.  California law has long provided this protection for surviving heterosexual spouses.     

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Meager Damages Award Against Sheriff in Brandon Teena Murder Case 11/04/2002

Teens & Young Adults
Nebraska Supreme Urged to Correct Injustice in Brandon Appeal 10/02/2000

(NEW YORK, Monday, October 2, 2000) — A significant group of 31 civil rights and victims’ advocacy organizations are joining Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in appealing the meager amount awarded for a county sheriff’s failure to protect Brandon Teena from a brutal murder.

Teens & Young Adults
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.

Nevada Marriage Ban Defendant Drops Appeal of Ninth Circuit Ruling 10/09/2014

(Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2014) – The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, the organization that had been defending Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban, today withdrew its motions before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to prevent the Ninth Circuit’s Tuesday ruling striking down the marriage ban from going into effect.

Adultos LGBT de la tercera edad | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Nevada Revises Foster Care Regulations to Remove Automatic Exclusion of People Living with HIV 07/31/2014

(Las Vegas, NV - July 31, 2014) - In response to an appeal from Lambda Legal, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has revised its regulations concerning licensing prospective foster parents to remove a requirement that foster parents be free of a list of communicable diseases that included HIV.

HIV | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
New Directors to Head Lambda Legal Regional Offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta 05/09/2008

(New York, May 9, 2008) — Lambda Legal has hired new regional directors to lead its Western and Southern Regional offices.

New England Mutual Must Pay Disability Benefits to Policyholder with HIV 03/30/1999

(NEW YORK, March 30, 1999) -- New York's highest court Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling against a major insurance company that sought to circumvent state law and avoid paying benefits to a policyholder disabled by AIDS. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which worked closely with the policyholder's attorney, Mark Scherzer, applauded the decision.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
New Filing in Prop 8 Legal Challenge 01/06/2009

New Jersey Abandons Appeal of Marriage Case 10/21/2013

(New York, October 21, 2013) – The State of New Jersey announced this morning that it is abandoning the State’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. Marriages began at 12:01 a.m. this morning.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections