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In Oral Argument at Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday, Lambda Legal Will Fight for Lesbian Mom Seeking Long-Overdue Visitation with Her Child

(Pittsburg, February 3, 2005) — Lambda Legal will go back to the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. to argue that a lower court was wrong to deny a lesbian mother visitation with her child after her ex-partner (the child’s biological mother) worked to alienate the child from her.

NCLR and Lambda Legal File Appeal on Behalf of Gay Dad In Maryland Custody Case; U.S. Supreme Court 2003 Privacy Ruling Renders Previous Custody Order Unconstitutional

(Annapolis, MD) — Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a brief today in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals seeking to remove a custody restriction on behalf of a gay father who is barred from living with his partner while raising his 12-year-old son.

Louisiana Appeals Court to Hear Oral Arguments Monday in Lambda Legal's Case Defending City of New Orleans Same-Sex Domestic Partner Registry and Benefits Policy

(New Orleans, January 26, 2005) – In oral arguments set for Monday, January 31, at 10 a.m. at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal will fight off an attack by an antigay group seeking to end the City of New Orleans’ policy extending health insurance benefits to domestic partners of its gay and lesbian workers as well as the city’s domestic partner registry.

Lambda Legal Says Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Today Reinforces that Children's Needs, not Parents' Sexual Orientation, Dictate Parenting Decisions Statewide

(Chicago, January 21, 2005) -- Lambda Legal issued the following statement on the Illinois State Supreme Court's unanimous ruling today that reinforces that the best interests of children, not sexual orientation, control foster placement, adoption and all parenting decisions in Illinois.

Lawmakers Address Discrimination in Texas Schools

(Austin, January 13, 2005) ? Against the backdrop of a funding debate on public schools in Texas, Representatives Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), and Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) filed a bill on Wednesday that could reform Texas schools in another way. The Dignity for All Students Act, HB 376, would protect students in Texas public schools from discrimination based on such things as race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Lambda Legal Argues for Workers' Compensation Benefits for American Airlines 587 Surviving Domestic Partner in NY Appeals Court Today

(Albany, N.Y., Wednesday, January 12, 2005) — A New York State appeals court will hear oral argument from Lambda Legal this afternoon on whether the surviving domestic partner of a gay man is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits given to people whose spouses die on the job.

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument Friday in Lesbian Civil Union Dissolution Case

(Des Moines, January 11, 2005) – In oral argument set for Friday, January 14, at 9 a.m. at the Iowa Supreme Court, Lambda Legal and local organizations will fend off an attack by antigay groups who seek to overturn a local court order granting two Sioux City women’s request to terminate their civil union.

Lambda Legal Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Declining To Hear Challenge To Florida's Ban on Gay People Adopting Children

(Washington, January 10, 2005) — Lambda Legal issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear a case challenging Florida's ban on gay people adopting children. The case challenging the Florida law was filed by the ACLU; Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case at the federal appeals court. The statement is from Patricia Logue, Senior Counsel at Lambda Legal.

Lambda Legal 'Surprised and Deeply Disappointed' by Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Sex Stereotypes

(San Francisco, December 28, 2004) - In response to the ruling issued today in the 9th Circuit, Lambda Legal issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Reaches Settlement Agreement With Foot Locker in Antigay Discrimination Case

(Columbia, SC, December 16, 2004) —Today, Lambda Legal announced an agreement with Foot Locker, settling its antigay discrimination lawsuit against the company. Under the agreement, Foot Locker will train its managers and employees more aggressively about antigay harassment, including emphasizing to its employees access to support and services to handle such harassment and provide an undisclosed monetary settlement to Lambda Legal’s client.