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President Signs Hate Crimes Bill into Law: 31 Advocacy Groups Hail Historic Event 10/28/2009

(New York, October 28, 2009) — After President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law this afternoon 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV advocacy organizations issued the following statement to mark the historic event:

Presidential Memo on Healthcare: Cathcart says, "This is how change happens." 04/16/2010

"Even the court recognized that what happened to Janice and her family was wrong but had no legal recourse to address it."

Health Care Fairness
Press Conference to Announce Establishment of 'September 11 Gay & Lesbian Family Fund' 12/11/2001

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Pressure Builds Against Cirque du Soleil for HIV Bias, With More Protests Set in San Francisco and Orange County and National Petition Drive for World AIDS Day 11/24/2003

(San Francisco, November 25, 2003) - Following successful protests at Cirque du Soleil shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles in recent days, Lambda Legal and local activists today announced plans for additional protests outside shows in San Francisco and Orange County to denounce Cirque for firing a gymnast because he has HIV.

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Joins Lambda Legal's Campaign to Expose Harrah's Firing of a Veteran Bartender Who Said 'No' To Mandatory Make-up 02/27/2006

(Reno, Nevada, February 27, 2006) — Lambda Legal today announced the addition of the Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada (PLAN) to the “Shame on You Harrah’s” campaign. The campaign is focused on Harrah’s firing of a veteran bartender, Darlene Jespersen, because she objected to the casino’s strict, mandatory make-up regimen for female employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Prominent Chicagoans Join Coretta Scott King for Lambda Celebration 03/05/1998

(CHICAGO, March 5, 1998) -- Coretta Scott King will be joined by a distinguished spectrum of political, business, and community leaders in Chicago next month, to celebrate Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's 25th anniversary and its civil rights work for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Prop 8 "Literally" Violates Constitution, Lambda Legal & GLAD Argue in Supreme Court Brief 02/28/2013

(Washington, DC, February 28, 2013) – Lambda Legal and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the historic decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring California's discriminatory Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Prop 8 Case Back in Federal Court After California Supreme Court Rules that State Law Grants Proponents Right to Appeal 11/17/2011

  (San Francisco, November 17, 2011)—The California Supreme Court today ruled that the proponents of Proposition 8 have an adequate interest under California law to defend the constitutionality of such an initiative when public officials decline to appeal a judgment invalidating it. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Legal Director Jon Davidson:

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Prop 8 Case Hearing in Ninth Circuit Today 12/06/2010

The Perry v. Schwarzenegger Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EST today. Follow below for live updates on Twitter, or in Los Angeles join us for a viewing party at the L.A.

Proposed Antigay Texas Law is Unconstitutional and Harmful to Children in Foster Care, Lambda Legal Says 04/28/2005

(Austin, Texas, April 28, 2005) — In a letter sent to a legislative conference committee today, Lambda Legal says it opposes a proposed amendment to a foster care bill that would categorically ban gay men, lesbians and bisexuals from being foster parents in Texas.

Adoption and Parenting