(Lubbock,Texas, July 8, 2003) In court papers filed today, Lambda Legal is suing Lubbock Independent School District for barring students from forming a Gay Straight Alliance on campus and recognizing it as a legitimate school club.
(Washington, Thursday, June 26, 2003) - In the most significant ruling ever for lesbian and gay Americans’ civil rights, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down 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.
(Washington, DC -- Thursday, June 19, 2003) Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund will receive an award tomorrow at an annual gay pride event held by U.S. Dept. of Justice employees -- capping two weeks of controversy over a policy change blocking the group from meeting at the agency’s headquarters even though other employee associations can continue holding similar events.
(Trenton, New Jersey - Wednesday, June 18, 2003) A New Jersey state judge will hear oral arguments Friday, June 27, in a historic lawsuit seeking full marriage rights for same-sex couples, according to Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, which represents the seven New Jersey couples seeking marriage licenses.
(Reno, June 16, 2003) - Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed appeal papers in federal court today on behalf of a woman who was fired from her job as a bartender at Harrah’s Casino in Reno after 21 years for not adhering to rigid sex stereotypes in the company’s new dress code.
(New York, Wednesday, June 4, 2003) - With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue its ruling in Lambda Legal’s case challenging Texas’s “Homosexual Conduct” law as early as Monday, local events around the nation are being planned for the day the decision is announced.
(Chicago, Thursday, May 29, 2003) - The Village of Westmont will pay $125,000 to a man who was denied a job in the police department, settling a lawsuit against the town for HIV discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today.
(New York, May 13, 2003) – Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund today announced a settlement in its lawsuit accusing a New Jersey dentist of refusing to treat an HIV-positive man, in violation of state disability discrimination law. The dentist denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he did offer to treat the HIV-positive man. The lawsuit was filed in July in state court in Middlesex County, and Lambda Legal joined the suit in October.
(Newark, Tuesday, May 13, 2003) -- In response to police reports that a teenager was murdered in Newark Sunday because she is a lesbian, the following statements were issued today by Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, a national organization fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. Lambda Legal has handled a number of anti-gay hate crime cases, including a recent case in New Jersey, and is currently suing the state of New Jersey for full marriage rights for same-sex couples.