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Complaint by Gay Student Triggers Historic Civil Rights Agreement 06/22/1998

Teens & Young Adults
Disappointment for Russian Lesbian Seeking Asylum 06/04/1998

(NEW YORK June 6, 1997) -- Immigration officials Thursday refused to resolve a Russian lesbian's asylum case and instead ruled that Alla Pitcherskaia must prove to an immigration judge that she is likely to be persecuted if returned to her native country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Immigration and Asylum
Lambda Fights Insurer's Refusal to Pay Disability Benefits to Man with AIDS 05/26/1998

(LOS ANGELES, May 27, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging a California appeals court to rule against an insurance industry practice aimed at denying disability benefits to people with AIDS and other illnesses.

HIV
Little Rock Court to Hear Arkansas Residents' Challenge to State Sodomy Ban 05/22/1998

(NEW YORK, May 22, 1998) -- On behalf of seven lesbian and gay Arkansas residents, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund next week will urge the Little Rock Chancery Court to reject government attorneys' efforts to have the plaintiffs' challenge to Arkansas' sodomy ban thrown out of court.

Criminal Justice
Gay Man's Employment Case Tests California's Discrimination Protection 05/11/1998

(LOS ANGELES, May 11, 1998) -- In a test of California's ban on employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, the state Court of Appeals in San Diego this week hears argument on behalf of a former insurance agent who suffered severe anti-gay harassment on the job, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Criticizes Ohio Supreme Court Ruling in Jimmy Bird Case 05/06/1998

(CHICAGO, May 6,1998) Refusing to address the medically unsupported claim that spit can transmit HIV, the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a man's conviction on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon for spitting at a police officer, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

HIV
IRS Again Backs Down on Anti-Gay Discrimination 05/05/1998

(NEW YORK, May 5, 1998) Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday that its victory on behalf of a lesbian organization seeking tax-exempt status marked the second time in recent months the IRS has had to back down on its efforts to interfere with the mission of a gay community group.

Lambda to U.S. Supreme Court: Bury Cincinnati's Anti-Gay Initiative 05/04/1998

(CHICAGO, May 4, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund petitioned the United States Supreme Court today to strike down Cincinnati's city charter amendment banning discrimination protections for lesbians and gay men.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
IRS Under Fire for Treatment of Group for Lesbians with Cancer 04/14/1998

(NEW YORK, April 14, 1998) -- The Internal Revenue Service acted improperly when it tried to re-write a lesbian support group's mission statement as a prerequisite for tax-exempt status, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said in a demand letter to the IRS today.

Lambda Celebrates 25th Anniversary in San Francisco with Politicians, Entertainers, and Activists 04/13/1998

(SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund celebrates its 25th anniversary this Thursday, April 16, in San Francisco with a host of prominent politicians, entertainers, and activists.

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