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Gay Dad Wins Big Victory to Continue Unrestricted Visits with His Kids 12/12/1998

(NEW YORK, December 18, 1998) -- Maryland's highest court Friday made an important ruling that the best interest of children with a lesbian or gay parent requires that the children have unrestricted contact with their gay parent unless evidence establishes that such contact causes demonstrable harm, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Dad Fights to Continue Seeing His Kids Without Restrictions 09/03/1998

(NEW YORK, September 3, 1998) -- Next week, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will argue against an appeal that seeks to have Maryland's highest court reinstate a stringent, anti-gay visitation order limiting contact between two children, their divorced father, and his partner.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Dad Challenges Limits on Visits With His Children 09/04/1997

(NEW YORK, September 4, 1997) -- A divorced father is seeking to overturn a Maryland court order that severely restricts his visits with his two young children solely because he is gay, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said. He will challenge that order at a hearing on Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Couples, Clergy, Politicians Join for National Freedom to Marry Day 02/07/2001

(NEW YORK, February 7, 2001) — In over a dozen cities and towns around the country, religious clergy members and other community leaders are planning to mark National Freedom to Marry Day by calling on the public to support the right of same-sex couples to marry, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Gay Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry, Washington Court Says; Co-Counsel Lambda Legal Celebrates Historic Ruling, Prepares for State Supreme Court 08/04/2004

(Seattle, August 4, 2004) - A Washington state court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry, in a decision that Lambda Legal, co-counsel in a lawsuit on behalf of eight King County couples, called “a historic ruling for fairness and equality.”

Gay Couple Sues University of Hawaii Following Denial of Family Housing 03/10/2008

(Honolulu, March 10, 2008) — At a press conference today, Lambda Legal announced its intent to file a lawsuit against the University of Hawai`i, representing Phi Ngo and Joseph O'Leary, a gay couple not allowed to move back into family housing after living there for one year.

Housing
Gay Couple Settles Lawsuit against University of Hawai`i Following Denial of Family Housing 08/29/2008

(Honolulu, August 29, 2008) — A gay couple not allowed to move back into family housing at the University of Hawai`i, Mânoa, has settled their lawsuit against the school. The University has revised its housing policy to provide accommodation for committed same-sex couples like Joe and Phi, and the lawsuit settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

Housing
Gay and Straight Students Seek Injunction Against Salt Lake School Board 11/13/1998

(NEW YORK, November 13, 1998) -- In a Utah federal court, an alliance of gay and straight students seeking equal treatment at their school will ask for a preliminary injunction against the Salt Lake City school board, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Youth and Schools
Gary Buseck, Leader of New England Group that Won Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Massachusetts, Tapped as Legal Director at Lambda Legal 12/17/2003

Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Discriminate Against Gay Customers, Lambda Legal Tells Court 08/04/2014

(Honolulu, HI, August 4, 2014) – Lambda Legal and the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission today urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawai`i to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate Hawai`i’s antidiscrimination law, by invoking the business owner’s religious beliefs as a defense.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Same-Sex Relationships

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