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Court Upholds San Franciscos Landmark Domestic Partnership Law 06/15/2001

(LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2001) — In a unanimous decision that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said could help advance domestic partner benefits around the country, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld key parts of San Francisco’s landmark Equal Benefits Ordinance that requires city contractors to extend benefits to their unmarried employees.

Criminal Justice
Court upholds Prop 8; State continues to recognize 18,000 marriages 05/26/2009

Court Tosses Case Challenging Alaska Fair Housing Law 08/04/2000

(LOS ANGELES, August 4, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Friday applauded a federal court’s decision to dismiss a case brought by two Alaska landlords seeking exemption from any ban on marital status discrimination should an unmarried couple ever apply as tenants. The landlords claimed complying with the law would offend their religious beliefs.

Housing
Court Strikes Down HIV Discriminatory Foster Care Ban 03/06/2001

(NEW YORK, March, 6, 2001) — In a decision that advances science and rationality over fears about HIV, a federal court has ruled that a Pennsylvania county cannot refuse to place foster children in a home simply because a youngster already in the family has AIDS, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

HIV
Court Says Arkansas Sodomy Law Challenge May Proceed 02/11/2000

(NEW YORK, February 11, 2000) — The Arkansas Circuit Court has ruled that the legal challenge to the state’s 1977 law forbidding certain sex acts between consenting adults of the same sex can go forward, paving the way for seven lesbian and gay Arkansans to finally have their day in court, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Criminal Justice
Court Ruling Threatens to Choke Gay Student Groups at University of Wisconsin 08/11/1998

(CHICAGO, August 11, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday that a federal appeals court ruling against the University of Wisconsin-Madison could choke off support for the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Campus Center and any student groups deemed political or ideological.

Court Ruling Expected Friday on School Meetings for Gay-Straight Student Club 02/03/2000

(SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA., Thursday, February 3, 2000) — A federal court is set to decide Friday morning whether Orange Unified School District officials must permit students to meet on school property and have equal access to school facilities for the Gay-Straight Alliance Club at El Modena High School.

Teens & Young Adults
Court Rules Against Catholic Charities in Foster-Care Case 08/18/2011

In response to the court's swift decision in Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois et al. v. Illinois et al, Lambda Legal's Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor issued the following statement:

Adoption and Parenting | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Court Rejects Attempt by Anti-Gay Groups to Join Lambda Legal Case Seeking Freedom to Marry in Illinois 11/30/2012

(Chicago, IL, November 30, 2012) -- Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division denied motions to intervene by the Church of Christian Liberty, Grace Gospel Fellowship and the Illinois Family Institute (IFI) in Darby v. Orr, Lambda Legal's case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Court Recognizes Viability of Lambda Legal???s Sex Discrimination Claim on Behalf of Transgender Woman; Case Proceeds to Trial 04/04/2008

(Houston, Texas, April 4, 2008) — The District Court for the Southern District of Texas today denied motions for summary judgment from both sides in the case of a transgender woman who found her job offer from a Houston medical clinic withdrawn after a background check disclosed her sex as male.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

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