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Discriminatory Policy Raises Questions About Special Treatment for Boy Scouts 07/19/2000

(NEW YORK, July 19, 2000) — Barely one month after the Boy Scouts of America established its right to discriminate against gay members, long-time Scouts supporters are questioning their continued involvement with the organization, and the special government treatment long accorded the youth group increasingly is coming under close scrutiny.

Disappointment for Russian Lesbian Seeking Asylum 06/04/1998

(NEW YORK June 6, 1997) -- Immigration officials Thursday refused to resolve a Russian lesbian's asylum case and instead ruled that Alla Pitcherskaia must prove to an immigration judge that she is likely to be persecuted if returned to her native country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Immigration and Asylum
Disappointing ADA Rulings Threaten Protections for Workers with Disabilities 06/23/1999

(NEW YORK, June 23, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund expressed disappointment Wednesday over three United States Supreme Court decisions that substantially limit the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

HIV
Deprived of Home and Property, Man Appeals to Washington's Highest Court 06/27/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2000) — Arguing that vital protections are at stake for lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Tuesday filed an amicus brief that urges Washington state’s highest court to review a ruling that stripped a man of the home and business he had shared with his same-sex partner of nearly 30 years.

Same-Sex Relationships
Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care 05/13/2003

HIV
Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care 05/13/2003

Health Care Fairness
Delaware Superior Court Issues Order Protecting Same-Sex Couple Under Civil Union Law 03/14/2012

(Wilmington, March 14, 2012) - On Friday, a Delaware Superior Court in Wilmington issued a stipulated order that respects the private communications of a Delaware same-sex couple married in California prior to the effective date of Delaware's civil union law.

Marriage
Days After Lambda Legals Appeal, Kaiser Permanente Approves Kidney Transplant for Patient with HIV 10/08/2003

(Denver, Wednesday October 8, 2003) - Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund today welcomed Kaiser Permanente’s announcement that it has reconsidered its initial rejection of a kidney transplant for a Denver-area man with HIV and will now cover the procedure.

HIV
Damages in Boys Dont Cry Murder Argued Before Nebraska Supreme Court 01/11/2001

Transgender Rights
Damages in Boys Dont Cry Murder Argued Before Nebraska Supreme Court 01/09/2000

(NEW YORK, January 9, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging Nebraska’s highest court to hold a Richardson County sheriff more accountable for his failure to protect a rape victim, who was raped and later killed because of his gender identity.

Transgender Rights

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