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Senior Citizen Wins Equality for Lesbian and Gay Releationships 11/01/2001

(LOS ANGELES, Thursday, November 1, 2001) -- The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state doctrine, which has provided protection to unmarried heterosexual partners for years, also protects lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Adoption and Parenting
U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Zeros In on ADA 11/01/2001

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Arkansans Urge Supreme Court to Keep Government Out of Their Bedrooms 10/30/2001

(NEW YORK, October 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, on behalf of seven Arkansas lesbians and gay men, is urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to strike down the state’s archaic ban on intimate relations between consenting adults of the same sex.

Criminal Justice
Civil Rights Groups Denounce Court Decision in Second-Parent Adoption Case 10/26/2001

A state appellate court in San Diego released a extreme and unprecedented decision yesterday, that could have severe consequences for thousands of adopted children in families throughout California.

Adoption and Parenting
Goldstein Perdue v. Mississippi State Board of Health 10/25/2001

(ATLANTA, October 25, 2001) — Mississippi is refusing to issue a birth certificate to a 4-year-old boy, punishing him solely because he has been adopted by a lesbian couple. The refusal means that the child has no legal document to prove his name, the names of his parents, and his date and place of birth.

Adoption and Parenting
Lambda Welcomes Two New Board Members 10/23/2001

(NEW YORK, Tuesday, October 23, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday the addition of two dynamic and seasoned businesswomen to its board of directors.

California Governor Signs One of Nations Most Comprehensive Domestic Partner Bills 10/15/2001

(LOS ANGELES, Monday, October 15, 2001) — Governor Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that will offer dramatic new protections for domestic partners in California, even while falling short of full equality for lesbian and gay couples, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Two Delaware Dads Now Both Legal Parents of Children They Have Been Raising 10/15/2001

(NEW YORK, Monday, October 15, 2001) —Two youngsters in Delaware now share two legal fathers thanks to a ruling that allowed a gay man to adopt his partner’s children, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which represented the father.

Adoption and Parenting
Lesbian Mother Seeks to Reunite Her Family 10/09/2001

(ATLANTA, October 9, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday that it has filed a brief in support of a lesbian mother’s challenge to a Georgia court’s order barring her from visiting her three sons while living with her partner.

Opponent of Anti-Gay Military Policy to Give Civil Rights Address 09/27/2001

(CHICAGO, September 27, 2001) — As a federal appeals court judge, Abner Mikva once struck down the military’s anti-gay policy; soon he will be the keynote speaker for the Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address sponsored by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.