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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Lambda Legal Appeal of Louisiana Birth Certificate Ruling 10/11/2011

(Washington, DC, October 11, 2011) – The U.S. Supreme Court today denied Lambda Legal’s petition for a writ of certiorari in the case of a same-sex couple seeking an accurate birth certificate for their Louisiana-born son whom they adopted in New York. The Louisiana state registrar has refused to recognize the adoption and issue a birth certificate listing both fathers as the boy’s parents.

Adoption and Parenting | Same-Sex Relationships | Teens & Young Adults
U.S. Supreme Court Further Constricts Power of the ADA 01/09/2002

(NEW YORK, January 9, 2002) — The United States Supreme Court ruling in Toyota v. Williams, refusing to recognize workplace-related limitations, further erodes the definition of “disability” and the strength of employee protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Lambda Legal's Case Challenging Texas's 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 03/26/2003

(Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2003) - The U.S. Supreme Court today hears oral arguments in Lambda Legal's case challenging the constitutionality of Texas's "Homosexual Conduct” law, which criminalizes oral and anal sex by consenting gay couples and is used widely to justify discrimination against lesbians and gay men.

Criminal Justice
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Three ADA Cases in Two Days, Testing Federal Civil Rights Protections for People with HIV 04/20/1999

(NEW YORK, April 20, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday that upcoming hearings in three cases before the United States Supreme Court are major tests of federal civil rights protections provided people with HIV and AIDS.

HIV
U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Zeros In on ADA 11/01/2001

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns New Jersey Rejection of Gay Boy Scout Ban 06/28/2000

(NEW YORK, June 28, 2000) —The United States Supreme Court, in a disappointing decision Wednesday, overturned the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous decision that denied the Boy Scouts of America an exemption from that state’s anti-discrimination law in order to bar gay members.

Youth and Schools
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on Illinois Antigay Referendum: Lambda Legal Lauds Decision 02/20/2007

(Chicago, February 20, 2007) -- Lambda Legal lauds today's United States Supreme Court refusal to hear a case brought by an Illinois antigay group that attempted to put a statewide advisory referendum opposing marriage and relationship rights for same-sex couples on the November ballot but lacked an adequate number of signatures.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Attempt by Antigay Group to Impose Secrecy on Petition Process; Lambda Legal Applauds Decision 06/24/2010

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected 8-1 a claim in Doe v. Reed by backers of Washington State's Referendum 71 that releasing the names of people who sign petitions to get an initiative on the ballot exposes them to harassment and intimidation and thus violates their First Amendment right to free speech.

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Last Remaining Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative 09/28/1998

(CHICAGO, September 28, 1998) -- The most decisive United States Supreme Court triumph ever for lesbian and gay civil rights should bring final defeat for Cincinnati's Issue 3, the country's last anti-gay ballot initiative, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Another Test for ADA 02/13/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

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