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Lambda Legal Appeals Federal Sex Discrimination Case on Behalf of Woman Fired from Harrah's Casino

 


(Reno, June 16, 2003) - Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed appeal papers in federal court today on behalf of a woman who was fired from her job as a bartender at Harrah’s Casino in Reno after 21 years for not adhering to rigid sex stereotypes in the company’s new dress code.

Rallies and Events Planned Nationwide on Day of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Lambda Legal's Historic Case Against Texas Sodomy Law

(New York, Wednesday, June 4, 2003) - With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue its ruling in Lambda Legal’s case challenging Texas’s “Homosexual Conduct” law as early as Monday, local events around the nation are being planned for the day the decision is announced.

Village of Westmont To Pay $125,000, Enact Broad Policy Changes To Settle HIV Discrimination Case

(Chicago, Thursday, May 29, 2003) - The Village of Westmont will pay $125,000 to a man who was denied a job in the police department, settling a lawsuit against the town for HIV discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today.

Newark Lesbian Couple and Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Statements on Teenager Murdered Because She Was a Lesbian

(Newark, Tuesday, May 13, 2003) -- In response to police reports that a teenager was murdered in Newark Sunday because she is a lesbian, the following statements were issued today by Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, a national organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. Lambda Legal has handled a number of anti-gay hate crime cases, including a recent case in New Jersey, and is currently suing the state of New Jersey for full marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care

(New York, May 13, 2003) – Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund today announced a settlement in its lawsuit accusing a New Jersey dentist of refusing to treat an HIV-positive man, in violation of state disability discrimination law. The dentist denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he did offer to treat the HIV-positive man. The lawsuit was filed in July in state court in Middlesex County, and Lambda Legal joined the suit in October.

Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care

(New York, May 13, 2003) – Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund today announced a settlement in its lawsuit accusing a New Jersey dentist of refusing to treat an HIV-positive man, in violation of state disability discrimination law. The dentist denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he did offer to treat the HIV-positive man. The lawsuit was filed in July in state court in Middlesex County, and Lambda Legal joined the suit in October.

In the Historic Lawsuit Seeking Marriage Equality for Gay and Lesbian Couples in New Jersey, Lambda Legal Responds Today to the State's Move to Dismiss the Case

(Trenton, Friday, May 9, 2003) In a 52-page document citing dozens of New Jersey Supreme Court decisions throughout the past five decades – as well as the text of the New Jersey Constitution itself – Lambda Legal today responded to the State’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit seeking to respect the right of lesbian and couples in New Jersey to marry.

ACLU and Lambda Legal File Federal Lawsuit To Strike Down Nebraskas Extreme Law Banning Any Recognition of Gay Couples

LINCOLN, NE - Charging that Nebraska’s constitutional amendment banning any kind of same-sex relationship recognition blocks gay people from advocating for even the most basic protections for their families, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union today asked a federal court to strike down the law.

Gay Man Can Pursue Wrongful Death Case as a Spouse, New York Court Rules; Lambda Legal Says Breakthrough Ruling Is Nations First

(New York, Tuesday, April 15, 2003) - A gay man in New York is a legal spouse and able to sue St. Vincent’s Hospital for medical negligence leading to his longtime partner’s death, a New York court ruled. Lambda Legal, which represents the man in his fight to have the relationship recognized equally, said the ruling is the first in the nation appropriately recognizing people who have a Vermont civil union as spouses outside of Vermont.

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