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Salt Lake School District Official Sued For Nixing Yet Another Student Club 04/11/2000

Youth and Schools
Lambda Demands Insurer Cover Disability Claim of Ex-Court Reporter with AIDS 04/03/2000

(LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2000) —A Massachusetts-based insurer that callously refused to pay disability benefits to a long-time policyholder with HIV should stand trial for violating state law that prohibits such unfair insurance practices, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday.

HIV
U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Bar Anti-Gay Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 03/29/2000

(NEW YORK, March 29, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed its legal brief with the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, urging the justices to uphold the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against the Boy Scouts of America’s all-out ban on gay members.

Youth and Schools
High Court Upholds Funding for Student Groups at Public Universities 03/22/2000

(NEW YORK, March 22, 2000) — The unanimous United States Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday upholding funding systems commonly used by universities to support student activities protects free speech and the rights of all students at public universities, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which represents gay and other student groups involved in the case.

Fair Courts Project
Court Urged to Reject Discrimination Based on Religious Belief 03/22/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2000)—In a case concerning two Alaskan landlords who refuse to rent to unmarried couples, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund argues that gay people and many others are at risk if individuals can use personal beliefs to exempt themselves from fair housing and other anti-discrimination laws.

Housing
Lambda Seeks Justice for Top High School Teacher Targeted by Anti-Gay Abuse 03/09/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2000) — An award-winning high school teacher mercilessly harassed for being a lesbian is asking a California appellate court to reinstate her employment discrimination case against her school district, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
After Passage of Anti-Marriage Measure, Californians Must Unite for Gay Equality 03/08/2000

Lambda Launches Web Page to Speed the March to Lesbian and Gay Equality 03/03/2000

(NEW YORK, March 3, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, with a new online initiative, urged lesbians, gay men, and their supporters around the country to take immediate action in the face of tough challenges that now threaten civil rights equality.

Lambda Warns Californians about 'Deceptive' Anti-Gay Ballot Measure 03/02/2000

(LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is warning California voters that Proposition 22 is a deceptive and divisive ballot measure that could well undermine crucial civil rights protections for lesbians and gay men throughout the state.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Sues Landlord, Broker For Refusing to Rent to Same-Sex Couples 02/16/2000

(NEW YORK, February 16, 2000) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Tuesday filed suit against a Brooklyn landlord and a real estate agent for refusing to rent a Park Slope apartment to two men because they are gay.

Housing

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