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Saying NY Law Requires Respect for Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Argues To Keep Decision Allowing Gay Man To Pursue Wrongful Death Case as a Spouse 06/21/2001

(New York, Monday, June 21, 2004) - A New York state appeals court will hear oral argument Tuesday morning on whether civil unions are respected in New York state. Last year, Lambda Legal won the first case in the nation that appropriately recognized a couple who entered into a Vermont civil union as spouses outside that state.

Saying William Pryor Is the 'Most Demonstrably Antigay Judicial Nominee in Recent Memory,' Lambda Legal Opposes Nomination To Federal Appeals Court 04/26/2005

Fair Courts Project
School Board Votes Against Students' Gay-Straight Club at El Modena High 12/08/1999

Orange, CA, December 8, 1999) -- After months of delaying students’ request to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance Club to meet at El Modena High School, the Orange Unified School Board voted 7-0 late Tuesday to deny the students their constitutional and legal rights.

Youth and Schools
School District Learns About Anti-Discrimination Law 08/10/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2000) — An award-winning high school teacher, harassed and denied a promotion for being a lesbian, can sue her Southern California school district for anti-gay job discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday, after the California Supreme Court refused to step in to bar the case.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' 09/23/1998

(NEW YORK, September 23, 1998) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that a federal appeals court, deferring to military authority, upheld "don't ask, don't tell."

Military
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

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