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Sweeping Gay Marriage Lawsuit in New Jersey Aims for U.S. History 06/25/2002

Seven lesbian and gay couples from across New Jersey, represented by Lambda Legal, to sue in state court Wednesday morning for the right to full marriage, going beyond Vermont's civil unionsThe couples are from North, Central, and South JerseyNews conferences with plaintiffs on Wednesday, June 26:

Televised Viewing of 9th Circuit Prop 8 Challenge to be Hosted by L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Lambda Legal on Dec. 6 11/30/2010

(Los Angeles, November 30, 2010) - On Monday, Dec. 6, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging the validity of California's Proposition 8.

Tennessee School Agrees To Remedy Harassment And Censorship Of Gay Student 04/19/2010

ACLU Of Tennessee And Lambda Legal Applaud School's Protection Of Free Speech

Teens & Young Adults
Tennessee's Highest Court Rules in Favor of Lesbian Mother 05/02/2001

(ATLANTA, May 2, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that the Tennessee Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of a lesbian mother increases protections for gay parents who live with their partners and have full or partial custody of their children.

Terrence Boyle Withdraws from Federal Appeals Court Nomination: Lambda Legal Celebrates 01/09/2007

(New York, January 9, 2007) — Upon learning that Terrence Boyle had withdrawn his candidacy for the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, Lambda Legal’s Executive Director Kevin Cathcart issued the following statement:

Fair Courts Project
Texas Court Overturns 'Homosexual Conduct' Law, Clears Men Arrested in Bedroom 06/08/2000

(NEW YORK, June 8, 2000) —The Texas Court of Appeals Thursday overturned the state’s anti-gay “Homosexual Conduct” Law, reversing convictions of two Houston men arrested for allegedly having sex in the bedroom of one man’s home, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which challenged the law and represented the pair.

Criminal Justice
Texas Court Upholds Conviction of Two Men for Consensual Sex at Home 03/15/2001

(NEW YORK, March 15, 2000) — A Texas Court of Appeals Thursday overturned a ruling that had found the state’s “Homosexual Conduct” law unconstitutional, in a case involving the prosecution of two Houston men accused of having sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Texas Court Upholds Conviction of Two Men for Consensual Sex at Home 03/15/2001

(NEW YORK, March 15, 2000) — Pledging to appeal, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund criticized a ruling from a Texas Court of Appeals Thursday that upheld the state’s “Homosexual Conduct” law and reinstated the conviction of two Houston men for having sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Texas High Court Slams Shut Door to Justice in Prosecution Under 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 04/18/2002

(DALLAS, April 18, 2002) - Lambda Legal Thursday said it likely will go to the United States Supreme Court now that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear an appeal by two Houston men convicted of violating the ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Law by having consensual sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Texas Tosses 'Homosexual Conduct' Law, Clears Two Men Arrested at Home 06/08/2000

(NEW YORK, June 8, 2000) — A Texas appellate court on Thursday declared the state’s “Homosexual Conduct” law unconstitutional, overturning the convictions of two men arrested by Houston police in an apartment for having consensual sex, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which defended the men.

Criminal Justice

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