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Americans with Disabilities Act Takes Another Hit in the Supreme Court 06/10/2002

New Jersey Premiere of Family Fundamentals Documentary Set 06/06/2002

(NEW YORK, June 6, 2002) - The New Jersey premiere of a documentary exploring the lives of families in which the parents are actively anti-gay in spite of having gay children themselves will also serve as a benefit for Lambda Legal, Lambda said Wednesday.

Gay Partner of Man Who Died on 9/11 to Testify at City Council Hearing About Being Denied Spousal Benefits 05/28/2002

A public hearing held by New York City Council Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment on May 29th will examine whether same-sex couples and domestic partners are receiving a fair share of funds and support designated for families of victims of 9/11.

California Teacher Settles Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit with School District 05/23/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Legal Condemns Attempt to Amend U.S. Constitution to Prohibit Marriage by Lesbian and Gay Couples 05/15/2002

(NEW YORK, Wednesday, May 15, 2002) - Lambda Legal today condemned as “misguided” and “cynical” a bill introduced by a small group of right-wing members of Congress that would amend the U.S. Constitution to prohibit any state from allowing marriage by lesbian and gay couples.

Ohio Supreme Court Overturns Anti-Gay Soliciting Law 05/15/2002

(CHICAGO, Wednesday, May 15, 2002) - The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s importuning (soliciting) law, which criminalizes expressions of sexual interest between people of the same sex, is unconstitutional.

Criminal Justice
Virginia Loses First Round of Battle to Prevent Lesbian Mother From Adopting 05/03/2002

(ATLANTA, Friday, May 3, 2002) - An Arlington County Circuit Court judge today wasted no time in rejecting an attempt by the Virginia Attorney General’s office to end a lawsuit filed by a lesbian mother who wants to adopt a foster child.

Plymouth-Canton Education Association v. Plymouth-Canton Board of Education 05/02/2002

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
In re Workers' Compensation Claim of Larry Courtney and In re Workers' Compensation Claim of William Valentine 04/22/2002

Insurance companies say same-sex partners don’t qualify as spouses; speakers at Monday’s news conference were with partners for 14 and 21 yearsThese are first-ever cases brought by same-sex partners related to 9/11 or JFK crash - and first-ever cases brought by gay or lesbian partners seeking coverage under New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law

Gay Partners of Men Who Died on 9/11 and in November JFK Crash to Hold News Conference Monday, Announcing Landmark Action Against Insurance Companies for Denying Them Spousal Benefits 04/19/2002

(NEW YORK, Thursday, April 18, 2002) ---Lambda Legal today praised the introduction of a bill that would require the New York State Commissioner of Correctional Services to develop comprehensive STD and HIV prevention programs in all state prisons. Among state correctional facilities, New York’s prisons have the highest rate of HIV in the country.