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Cirque du Soleil To Pay $600,000 To End HIV Discrimination Complaint by Former Performer, In Nations Largest HIV Settlement of Its Kind 04/22/2004

(Los Angeles, April 22, 2004) - Lambda Legal announced today that Cirque du Soleil will pay a record $600,000 to end an HIV discrimination complaint filed by a performer who was fired last year because he has HIV. The settlement ends a nationwide campaign and a federal disability complaint filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of its client, Matthew Cusick.

HIV
Child Welfare, Legal Advocates Support Lambda Legal's Petition for Supreme Court Review of Louisiana's Refusal to Issue Birth Certificate to Son Adopted by Two Fathers 08/11/2011

The nation's leading child welfare organizations have joined family law and constitutional scholars in support of Lambda Legal's petition for a writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a same-sex couple seeking an accurate birth certificate for their Louisiana-born son whom they adopted in New York. The state of Louisiana has refused to issue a birth certificate listing both fathers as the boy's parents.

Adoption and Parenting | Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships | Teens & Young Adults
Child Welfare League of America and Lambda Legal Announce Partnership in Effort to Help Gay and Lesbian Foster Youth Transition into Adulthood 09/18/2003

Teens & Young Adults
Chief Judge of Ninth Circuit Orders Spousal Benefits for Lesbian Court Employee 11/19/2009

(San Francisco, November 18, 2009) — Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Chicago Board of Ed Agrees to Settle with HIV-Positive Teacher Applicant 10/21/1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday 21 October 1997 Contact: Peg Byron, 212-809-8585 x230, 888-987-1984 (pager); Catherine Hanssens, 212-809- 8585; Heather Sawyer 312-663-4413

HIV
Challenge to Same-Sex Sodomy Ban Can Proceed 06/23/1998

(NEW YORK, June 23, 1998) -- An Arkansas judge Tuesday gave the green light for a constitutional challenge to the state's criminal ban on certain private sexual activities between consenting adults of the same sex, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Criminal Justice
Challenge to Arkansas Sodomy Law Reaches States Highest Court 05/10/1999

(NEW YORK, May 10, 1999) -- As sodomy laws topple state by state, the Arkansas Supreme Court will hear a case challenging a ban against the private, consensual sexual activities of lesbians and gay men, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Criminal Justice
California Will Continue to Honor Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Who Married Before the Possible Passage of Prop 8 11/05/2008

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The California Attorney General, Equality California, and the nation's leading LGBT legal groups agree that the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who married between June 16, 2008 and the possible passage of Proposition 8 are still valid in the state of California and must continue to be honored by the state.

California Teacher Settles Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit with School District 05/23/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
California Supreme Court Weighs Lambda Legal Lawsuit on Behalf of Lesbian Denied Infertility Treatment Because of Doctors Religious Beliefs 09/20/2006

(San Francisco, September 20, 2006) — Lambda Legal submitted its opening brief today in the California Supreme Court seeking to reinstate a trial court decision that doctors must treat their lesbian patients like the rest of their patients, regardless of the doctors’ religious beliefs about gay people.

Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health

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