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Georgia Federal Court Allows Lambda Legal Marriage Case to Proceed 01/08/2015

(Atlanta, January 8, 2015 ) - The U.S.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Georgia Court To Hear Arguments Thursday, Sept. 11, in Lambda Legals Case Seeking Name Change for Transgendered Woman 09/10/2003

(Augusta, Georgia -- Wednesday, September 10, 2003) In a hearing set for Thursday, September 11, a state judge will hear a Richmond County transgendered woman’s request to change her name to reflect her gender.

Transgender Rights
Georgia Court of Appeals Says Lesbian Mom Will Continue to Have Primary Custody of Daughter 09/28/2006

(Atlanta, Georgia, September 28, 2006) — In a decision handed down yesterday, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a parent’s custody or visitation rights cannot be limited just because that parent is gay or lesbian, and lives with their partner, when there is no adverse effect on the child.

Geico Car Insurance Inconsistently Recognizes Gay Couples Marriages; Lambda Legal Asks Insurer To Obey NY Law and Cover All Married Gay Couples Equally 06/14/2004

(New York, June 14, 2004) - Lambda Legal today urged Geico Insurance Company of New York to comply with state law and respect valid marriages of all same-sex couples in determining car insurance rates and coverages. Over the past few months, Geico has recognized the marriages of some same-sex couples and denied recognition to others.

Gearing Up For Historic U.S. Supreme Court Arguments In Texas Sodomy Case, Lambda Legal Announces Unprecedented Series of Town Hall Meetings In States Nationwide With Sodomy Laws 01/07/2003

Criminal Justice
Gay/Straight Alliance's Lawsuit to Proceed Against Salt Lake School Board 10/08/1999

(NEW YORK, October 8, 1999) -- Ruling that the Salt Lake City Board of Education violated a federal statute and also may have violated the First Amendment, a Utah federal district judge has given the green light to gay and straight students suing the Board for trying to ban meetings of their student club and suppressing gay-positive views in existing and new student groups.

Teens & Young Adults
Gay/Straight Alliance Students Sue Orange County High School 11/24/1999

Teens & Young Adults
Gay-Straight Student Club Seeks Injunction Against School Officials 01/21/2000

(Orange, CA, January 21, 2000) – To win equal treatment and recognition of their Gay-Straight Alliance club, students from El Modena High School will ask a federal judge for a preliminary injunction ordering Orange County school officials to allow the student group to meet and have equal access to school facilities as its lawsuit continues.

Teens & Young Adults
Gay Rights Leader, Lambda Legal, Expands Fight Against Discrimination in Eight States; Opens South Central Regional Office in Dallas 06/20/2002

Gay Positive Views Will Not be Censored, Salt Lake School Officials Guarantee 12/02/1999

(NEW YORK, December 2, 1999) – A federal judge has dismissed a student lawsuit against the Salt Lake City school board because school officials have produced a definitive policy guaranteeing the right to express pro-gay opinions, attorneys for the students said Thursday.

Youth and Schools