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Brief Filed on Initiative Procedure 06/20/2008

(San Francisco, June 20, 2008) – Three California voters and four organizations dedicated to protecting the civil rights of gay and lesbian people filed a lawsuit in the California Supreme Court today about an initiative that seeks to change the California Constitution to bar gay and lesbian couples from marriage. That initiative is currently slated to appear on the November ballot.

Breaking News: Virginia Supreme Court Affirms Custody Case Ruling Favoring Lesbian Mother: Lambda Legal Declares Victory 06/06/2008

(Virginia, June 6, 2008) — Today, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a prior ruling by the Virginia Court of Appeals that said that the state must honor the Vermont Supreme Court's order of visitation between Janet Jenkins and her daughter.

Adoption and Parenting
Boy Scouts Can Discriminate Against Gay Members, High Court Rules 06/28/2000

(NEW YORK, June 28, 2000) — A divided United States Supreme Court on Monday held that the Boy Scouts of America can discriminate against a gay scoutmaster, blunting the decade-long legal challenge to the group’s anti-gay policy that Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has waged on behalf of decorated Eagle Scout James Dale.

Teens & Young Adults
Boy Scout's Anti-Gay Ban to be Reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court 01/14/2000

(NEW YORK, January 14, 2000) -- The United States Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear the Boy Scouts of America's appeal of a New Jersey ruling that struck down the group's ban on gay members and leaders, a move Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said could shed more light on the organization's discriminatory policy nationwide.

Teens & Young Adults
Board of Immigration Appeals Rejects Ruling Based on Stereotypes About Coming Out 10/31/2013

(New York, October 31, 2013) - Today, Lambda Legal and The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.

HIV | Immigration and Asylum
Black Coalition Announces Major New Campaign to Win Black Support for Gay Marriage 12/08/2003

WASHINGTON -- The National Black Justice Coalition today announced a nationwide campaign to generate black support for same-sex marriage and to fight against the recently proposed Federal Marriage Amendment.

Beatrice Dohrn Departs After Nearly Eight Years Directing Lambda Civil Rights Strategy 09/15/2000

(NEW YORK, September 15, 2000) — Beatrice Dohrn, at the helm of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund’s groundbreaking legal department for most of the past decade, directing Lambda’s civil rights litigation strategy in cases from adoption and employment rights to protections for gay youth and anti-gay initiative challenges, announced her resignation Friday.

Baltimore County Grants Spousal Benefits to Employees with Same-Sex Spouses After Lambda Legal Arbitration Victory 12/15/2011

Baltimore County announced that, beginning January, it will extend spousal benefits to all county employees who are married to a same-sex spouse. This comes on the heels of an arbitrator’s ruling in favor of Lambda Legal clients Margaret Selby and Juanika Ballard, Baltimore County police officers who had been denied benefits for their same-sex spouses.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Attorneys Urge California Supreme Court To Invalidate Prop 8 03/05/2009

Atlanta to Pay $250K to Lambda Legal Client Denied Police Officer Position Because of HIV Status 08/22/2012

(Atlanta, August 22, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced it has accepted the settlement offer to resolve the discrimination lawsuit against the City of Atlanta. The lawsuit is on behalf of its anonymous client, who applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | HIV

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