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Refusals To Change Transgendered People's Birth Certificates Almost Always Conflict with State Laws, Lambda Legal Says 11/12/2002

Transgender Rights
Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Meager Damages Award Against Sheriff in Brandon Teena Murder Case 11/04/2002

Teens & Young Adults
NJ Dentist Violated State Law By Refusing To Treat HIV-Positive Man, Lambda Legal Says in Lawsuit Addressing Ongoing National Problem 10/29/2002

Health Care Fairness
Major Federal Court Ruling Protects Gay Workers from Harassment; Lambda Legal Says Decision Will Have Broad National Impact 09/24/2002

(San Francisco, Tuesday, September 24, 2002) -- A federal appeals court today said a gay man who was harassed mercilessly by his supervisor and co-workers can sue under a federal sex discrimination law, in a decision Lambda Legal called a “solid victory” for equality in the workplace that will have broad implications.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Gains Strength in Fight For Equality in the Midwest: Adds two Attorneys to Midwestern Regional Office 09/16/2002

Gay Partner of 9/11 Victim and Lambda Legal Lawyer To Attend Signing of Bill Providing Inheritance Rights to Domestic Partners 09/10/2002

Lambda Legal Serves Supreme Court Dish for Bon Foster Dinner 09/10/2002

(Chicago, September 10, 2002) - Gay America’s civil rights battle in the U.S. Supreme Court sets the backdrop for two nationally-known journalists who will speak at the October 25 Bon Foster dinner, a benefit for the Midwest Office of Lambda Legal, the civil rights organization announced today.

New Toolkit Tackles Homophobia in 'Abstinence-Only' Education, Equips Communities to Fight for Real Sex Ed 09/09/2002

(NEW YORK, Monday, September 9, 2002) - Citing an increase in public school districts replacing sex education with programs that teach that sex is only acceptable for people who are heterosexual and married, Lambda Legal today released a first-of-its-kind toolkit to help youth, parents and community members make sure their local school district is teaching accurate and inclusive sex education.

Youth and Schools
Groundbreaking Legal Settlement is First to Recognize Constitutional Right of Gay and Lesbian Students to be Out at School & Protected From Harassment 08/28/2002

Teens & Young Adults
New NY State Law Giving Spousal Benefits To Gay Partners of 9/11 Victims Is A 'Significant Step Forward,' But Gay Families Still Unprotected in Tragedies 08/21/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace