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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Joins Lambda Legal's Campaign to Expose Harrah's Firing of a Veteran Bartender Who Said 'No' To Mandatory Make-up 02/27/2006

(Reno, Nevada, February 27, 2006) — Lambda Legal today announced the addition of the Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada (PLAN) to the “Shame on You Harrah’s” campaign. The campaign is focused on Harrah’s firing of a veteran bartender, Darlene Jespersen, because she objected to the casino’s strict, mandatory make-up regimen for female employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Prominent Chicagoans Join Coretta Scott King for Lambda Celebration 03/05/1998

(CHICAGO, March 5, 1998) -- Coretta Scott King will be joined by a distinguished spectrum of political, business, and community leaders in Chicago next month, to celebrate Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's 25th anniversary and its civil rights work for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Prop 8 "Literally" Violates Constitution, Lambda Legal & GLAD Argue in Supreme Court Brief 02/28/2013

(Washington, DC, February 28, 2013) – Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the historic decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring California's discriminatory Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Prop 8 Case Back in Federal Court After California Supreme Court Rules that State Law Grants Proponents Right to Appeal 11/17/2011

  (San Francisco, November 17, 2011)—The California Supreme Court today ruled that the proponents of Proposition 8 have an adequate interest under California law to defend the constitutionality of such an initiative when public officials decline to appeal a judgment invalidating it. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Legal Director Jon Davidson:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Prop 8 Case Hearing in Ninth Circuit Today 12/06/2010

The Perry v. Schwarzenegger Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EST today. Follow below for live updates on Twitter, or in Los Angeles join us for a viewing party at the L.A.

Proposed Antigay Texas Law is Unconstitutional and Harmful to Children in Foster Care, Lambda Legal Says 04/28/2005

(Austin, Texas, April 28, 2005) — In a letter sent to a legislative conference committee today, Lambda Legal says it opposes a proposed amendment to a foster care bill that would categorically ban gay men, lesbians and bisexuals from being foster parents in Texas.

Adoption and Parenting
Protecting the filibuster comes at a high price for the LGBT community.' 05/24/2005

(New York, May 24, 2005) Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement concerning the compromise reached last night between Democrats and Republicans on the minority’s right to use a filibuster in the judicial nomination process:

Fair Courts Project
Protections for Non-Traditional Families at Stake as the U.S. Supreme Court Considers a Washington Visitation Statute 01/07/1999

(NEW YORK, January 7, 2000) — The United States Supreme Court, which rarely hears matters of family law, should reject extreme positions on all sides of a Washington visitation case with potential implications for lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Public Resists Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 07/30/2001

(NEW YORK, July 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday confirmed reports that discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America is drawing unprecedented opposition, especially raising concerns that the BSA’s anti-gay policy is harmful to young people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
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

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