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Gay Couple Settles Lawsuit against University of Hawai`i Following Denial of Family Housing 08/29/2008

(Honolulu, August 29, 2008) — A gay couple not allowed to move back into family housing at the University of Hawai`i, Mânoa, has settled their lawsuit against the school. The University has revised its housing policy to provide accommodation for committed same-sex couples like Joe and Phi, and the lawsuit settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

Gay and Straight Students Seek Injunction Against Salt Lake School Board 11/13/1998

(NEW YORK, November 13, 1998) -- In a Utah federal court, an alliance of gay and straight students seeking equal treatment at their school will ask for a preliminary injunction against the Salt Lake City school board, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Youth and Schools
Gary Buseck, Leader of New England Group that Won Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Massachusetts, Tapped as Legal Director at Lambda Legal 12/17/2003

Freedom of Religion is Not Freedom to Discriminate Against Gay Customers, Lambda Legal Tells Court 08/04/2014

(Honolulu, HI, August 4, 2014) – Lambda Legal and the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission today urged the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawai`i to reject a new argument that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores allows a commercial business operating a bed and breakfast to refuse accommodation to a lesbian couple, and thereby violate Hawai`i’s antidiscrimination law, by invoking the business owner’s religious beliefs as a defense.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 07/28/2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Criminal Justice | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Former Lambda Legal Client Janice Langbehn to Receive Presidential Citizens Medal 10/12/2011

Today, the White House announced that former Lambda Legal client Janice Langbehn will be one of 13 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Matrimonio, relaciones de pareja y protección familiar
Former Chief Legal Officer for the Georgia Dept. of Human Resources Joins Lambda Legal's Atlanta-Based Southern Regional Office 04/08/2004

 (Atlanta, April 8, 2004) — Lambda Legal announced today that Jack Senterfitt, a widely respected litigator and former chief lawyer for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, has joined the staff of its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta as a Senior Staff Attorney.

For First Time, NY Federal Judge Strikes Down Entire Law Barring Gays From Military Service 07/02/1997

(NEW YORK, July 2, 1997) -- In the first full defeat of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' statute, a federal judge in New York today struck down the law, saying it unconstitutionally imposes special rules on gay troops.

Following mixed night for LGBT equality, Lambda Legal renews call for hope and action 11/04/2009

(Los Angeles, November 4, 2009) — In response to last night's apparent wins in Washington State and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and loss in Maine, Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Jennifer C. Pizer released the following statement:

Following Attorney General Investigation, Arizona-based Antigay Adoption Service Stops Business in New York: Lambda Legal's Clients Vindicated 03/04/2009

(New York, March 4, 2009) — In an announcement issued today by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the antigay Arizona-based Adoption Profiles, LLC and Adoption Media, LLC stopped doing business in New York.