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Protecting the filibuster comes at a high price for the LGBT community.' 05/24/2005

(New York, May 24, 2005) Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement concerning the compromise reached last night between Democrats and Republicans on the minority’s right to use a filibuster in the judicial nomination process:

Fair Courts Project
Protections for Non-Traditional Families at Stake as the U.S. Supreme Court Considers a Washington Visitation Statute 01/07/1999

(NEW YORK, January 7, 2000) — The United States Supreme Court, which rarely hears matters of family law, should reject extreme positions on all sides of a Washington visitation case with potential implications for lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Public Resists Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 07/30/2001

(NEW YORK, July 30, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday confirmed reports that discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America is drawing unprecedented opposition, especially raising concerns that the BSA’s anti-gay policy is harmful to young people.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Puerto Rico Police Department Still Fights Consequences of Unconstitutional Rule 03/06/2001

(NEW YORK, March 6, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging a federal appeals court to uphold an order that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico pay plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees after a long, successful fight to strike down a Police Department rule that forbade officers from associating in any context with any gay person.

Criminal Justice
Queens Restaurant Pays $25k to Lambda Legal Client After Antigay Attack 06/13/2012

(New York, June 13, 2012) —Lambda Legal client Liza Friedlander, who was violently attacked while trying to dine with friends at a Forest Hills restaurant owned by Defendant Waroge Met, Ltd., doing business as Sizzler Restaurant 0489, recently recovered $25,000 in a lawsuit filed in Queens County in 2011.

Rahm Emanuel Signs Marriage Petition calling for the Freedom to Marry in Illinois 01/16/2013

(Chicago, IL,January 16, 2013) - Today Lambda Legal announced that Rahm Emanuel has signed the ILove Marriage Petition. Lambda Legal released the following statement from James L. Bennett, Regional Director for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal:

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Rallies and Events Planned Nationwide on Day of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Lambda Legal's Historic Case Against Texas Sodomy Law 06/04/2003

(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.

Criminal Justice
Red Cross Issues Guidelines on Relief Assistance to Lesbian and Gay Survivors of September 11 12/04/2001

(NEW YORK, December 4, 2001) — Today, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti Violence Project praised the American Red Cross for issuing an official policy of fair treatment for gay and lesbian families suffering from the loss of a loved one on September 11.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Redmond City Council Votes to Extend Family Benefits to City Employees with Same-Sex Partner 07/18/2007

Redmond City Council Votes to Extend Family Benefits to City Employees with Same-Sex Partner: Dedicated lesbian and gay employees deserve equal pay for equal work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Refusals To Change Transgendered People's Birth Certificates Almost Always Conflict with State Laws, Lambda Legal Says 11/12/2002

Transgender Rights

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