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Second Judge Refuses to Stop Same-Sex Couples Marrying in San Francisco, 'Clearly, There's No Emergency Here and Nobody Is Being Harmed by These Marriages,' Lambda Legal Says 02/17/2004

(San Francisco, Monday, February 17, 2004) — Two separate state courts today rejected efforts to immediately stop same-sex couples from receiving marriage licenses from the City of San Francisco.

Senior Citizen Wins Equality for Lesbian and Gay Releationships 11/01/2001

(LOS ANGELES, Thursday, November 1, 2001) -- The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a state doctrine, which has provided protection to unmarried heterosexual partners for years, also protects lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Adoption and Parenting
Settlement in Atlanta Eagle Case Forces Atlanta Police Department to Reform Unconstitutional Practices 12/08/2010

A settlement in the Atlanta Eagle raid lawsuit will force the Atlanta Police Department to rewrite unconstitutional policies regarding arrest, search and seizure, and make other changes to protect the public from police misconduct.

Settlement Reached in Americans with Disabilities Act Action 12/12/1997

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Settlement Reached in Case of Lambda Legal Lesbian Client Denied Infertility Treatment by Christian Fundamentalist Doctors 09/29/2009

(San Diego, September 29, 2009)--An Oceanside lesbian whose doctors denied her infertility treatment based on her sexual orientation has reached a settlement with her former physicians in her historic lawsuit against them.

Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health
Settlement Reached in Lambda Legal's Federal Case Against the Mayor and City of Birmingham 09/02/2009

(Birmingham, AL, September 2, 2009) — Yesterday afternoon, a settlement agreement was reached in Lambda Legal's federal lawsuit on behalf of Central Alabama Pride (CAP) against the City of Birmingham and its Mayor, Larry Langford, who interfered with their right to free speech last summer.

Seventh Circuit Refuses to Apply ADA to Health Insurance Policies 06/03/1999

(CHICAGO, June 3, 1999) In a decision with implications for many health insurance policies, a divided federal appeals court overturned a ruling that had struck down drastic restrictions on coverage for two Chicago men with HIV, despite a mountain of evidence showing there is no need for such discriminatory caps.

HIV
Several States Moving Closer To Marrying Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Says as Massachusetts Prepares To Issue Licenses Starting Monday 05/12/2004

Shift in DOMA Policy Prompts Questions from Judge in Lambda Legal's <em>Golinski v. OPM</em> 02/24/2011

A federal judge has requested the U.S. Department of Justice to explain how it plans to defend denying spousal health benefits to a lesbian federal employee, following an announcement yesterday by the Obama administration that it believes the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White has given government attorneys until Monday, February 28, to respond.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
SkyWest Changes Policy to Offer Equal Travel Benefits to Gay and Lesbian Employees 03/08/2010

(Palm Springs, California, March 8, 2010) - SkyWest Airlines has announced that it now is offering equal travel benefits to its Delta-dedicated gay and lesbian employees with a same-sex spouse or domestic partner, reversing a policy that prompted a warning letter from Lambda Legal in October of last year.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

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