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City of Los Angeles Boosts Equality for Lesbian & Gay Couples 02/11/1999

LOS ANGELES (Thursday, February 11, 1999) -- On the eve of the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applauded the City of Los Angeles for condemning a California anti-gay, anti-marriage ballot initiative.

National Freedom to Marry Day Sparks Action Across the Country 02/08/1999

(NEW YORK, February 9, 1999) -- Spurred by challenges and opportunities at the voting booth and in court, lesbians, gay men, and non-gay freedom-to-marry supporters across the country are marking the second annual National Freedom to Marry Day with simultaneous events designed to reach out to the non-gay community to enlist more support.

Lambda Sues on Behalf of Dental Hygienist Fired for Having HIV 01/29/1999

(ATLANTA, January 29, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, applying a United States Supreme Court decision recognizing that federal anti-discrimination law protects people with HIV, announced Friday its lawsuit on behalf of an Atlanta dental hygienist fired solely because of his HIV-status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda to Defend Chicago Domestic Partnership Ordinance on Appeal 01/25/1999

(CHICAGO, January 25, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday that it will go to court and again defend Chicago's domestic partnership law against anti-gay extremists who already have suffered a resounding loss in trial court.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Protections for Non-Traditional Families at Stake as the U.S. Supreme Court Considers a Washington Visitation Statute 01/07/1999

(NEW YORK, January 7, 2000) — The United States Supreme Court, which rarely hears matters of family law, should reject extreme positions on all sides of a Washington visitation case with potential implications for lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Adoption and Parenting
Ohio Appeals Court Denies Second-Parent Adoption to Lesbian Couple 12/16/1998

(CHICAGO, December 16, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said that an Ohio appeals court Wednesday rejected a lesbian couple's request to allow a second-parent adoption, denying an eight-year-old girl the added protections of a second legally recognized parent.

Adoption and Parenting
Gay Dad Wins Big Victory to Continue Unrestricted Visits with His Kids 12/12/1998

(NEW YORK, December 18, 1998) -- Maryland's highest court Friday made an important ruling that the best interest of children with a lesbian or gay parent requires that the children have unrestricted contact with their gay parent unless evidence establishes that such contact causes demonstrable harm, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
Oregon Ruling Is Unprecedented Victory for Gay Civil Rights 12/10/1998

(LOS ANGELES, December 10, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday that an Oregon appellate court decision ordering that employment benefits be given to both married and same-sex couples is historic, and has great potential to advance a big array of lesbian and gay civil rights in the state.

HIV Insurance Caps Violate Americans with Disabilities Act 12/03/1998

(CHICAGO, December 3, 1998) -- A federal judge ruled that drastic restrictions on Mutual of Omaha's coverage for HIV- and AIDS-related medical expenses are illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and AIDS Legal Council of Chicago announced Thursday.

HIV
Georgia Supreme Court Strikes Down State Sodomy Law 11/23/1998

(ATLANTA, November 23, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Monday helped defeat the Georgia sodomy statute, in a victory for the right to privacy under the state's Constitution and against a notorious national symbol of anti-gay hostility and discrimination.

Criminal Justice

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