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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.

Military
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.

Military
Opposition Builds Against Cirque du Soleil for Firing Gymnast with HIV, as Growing Number of Local and National Organizations Speak Out 11/17/2003

HIV
Oral Arguments Held in Federal Appeals Court: Lambda Legal and ACLU Urge Court to Uphold Prior Ruling Striking Down Extreme Antigay Nebraska Law Banning All Protections for Same-Sex Couples 02/13/2006

(St. Louis, Missouri, February 13, 2006) — In oral arguments today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal urged the court to uphold a lower court ruling which struck down the extreme antigay family law in Nebraska banning all protections for the relationships of same-sex couples.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Oregon Ruling Is Unprecedented Victory for Gay Civil Rights 12/10/1998

(LOS ANGELES, December 10, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday that an Oregon appellate court decision ordering that employment benefits be given to both married and same-sex couples is historic, and has great potential to advance a big array of lesbian and gay civil rights in the state.

Organizations Jointly Oppose Death Penalty 02/12/1999

(February 10, 1999) -- Today 11 major organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities announced their joint opposition to the death penalty.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Parejas del Mismo Sexo Piden a la Corte Suprema que Derogue la Prohibición Contra el Matrimonio 03/04/2008

(San Francisco, March 4, 2008) — Abogados representantes de parejas del mismo sexo presentaron argumentos hoy ante la Corte Suprema de California en un pleito histórico que busca la derogación de una ley estatal que prohíbe casarse a las lesbianas y hombres gays.

Same-Sex Relationships
Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reunites Lesbian Mom with Daughter — Lambda Legal Hails Heartwarming Victory for Client 03/29/2005

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 29, 2005) — A Pennsylvania state appeals court issued a strong ruling that grants a lesbian mom visitation with her daughter that had been denied solely because her ex-partner (the child’s biological mother) worked to alienate the child from her, Lambda Legal said today.

Adoption and Parenting
Pennsylvania Court Says Children's Welfare Comes Before Rights of Biological Parent in Case Involving Lesbian Mothers 09/27/2005

(Philadelphia, September 27, 2005) — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a lower court ruling awarding custody of twins to Patricia Jones, a lesbian mother, ruling that Jones would provide a better home than her ex-partner, Ellen Boring (the children's biological parent).

Adoption and Parenting
Pennsylvania Lets Historic Custody Decision Stand in Lesbian Parenting Case 11/29/2006

(Philadelphia, November 29, 2006) — The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania let stand a lower court ruling awarding custody to Patricia Jones (a lesbian mother) because she would provide a better home than her ex-partner, Ellen Boring (the children's biological parent).

Adoption and Parenting

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