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Goldstein Perdue v. Mississippi State Board of Health

(ATLANTA, October 25, 2001) — Mississippi is refusing to issue a birth certificate to a 4-year-old boy, punishing him solely because he has been adopted by a lesbian couple. The refusal means that the child has no legal document to prove his name, the names of his parents, and his date and place of birth.

Lambda Welcomes Two New Board Members

(NEW YORK, Tuesday, October 23, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday the addition of two dynamic and seasoned businesswomen to its board of directors.

Jennifer Cast, a vice president and general manager at Seattle-based Amazon.com, and Cathy Halligan, director of the San Francisco-based branding firm, Prophet, were elected during Lambda’s recent board meeting in Chicago. Both women add an abundance of business leadership experience to Lambda’s board.

California Governor Signs One of Nations Most Comprehensive Domestic Partner Bills

(LOS ANGELES, Monday, October 15, 2001) — Governor Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that will offer dramatic new protections for domestic partners in California, even while falling short of full equality for lesbian and gay couples, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Two Delaware Dads Now Both Legal Parents of Children They Have Been Raising

(NEW YORK, Monday, October 15, 2001) —Two youngsters in Delaware now share two legal fathers thanks to a ruling that allowed a gay man to adopt his partner’s children, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which represented the father.

Lesbian Mother Seeks to Reunite Her Family

(ATLANTA, October 9, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday that it has filed a brief in support of a lesbian mother’s challenge to a Georgia court’s order barring her from visiting her three sons while living with her partner.

Lesbian Mother Seeks to Adopt Son She Raised Since Birth

(NEW YORK, September 27, 2001) — Top national and local children’s rights organizations are among a dozen legal and mental health groups urging Nebraska’s highest court to consider a toddler’s best interests and allow one of his lesbian mothers to also be a legal parent, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Opponent of Anti-Gay Military Policy to Give Civil Rights Address

(CHICAGO, September 27, 2001) — As a federal appeals court judge, Abner Mikva once struck down the military’s anti-gay policy; soon he will be the keynote speaker for the Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address sponsored by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Judge Mikva will address hundreds of Lambda supporters on Friday, October 12 at the Inter-Continental Chicago. Chicago’s Mayor, the Honorable Richard M. Daley, is the event’s honorary co-chair.

Opponent of Anti-Gay Military Policy to Give Civil Rights Address

(CHICAGO, September 27, 2001) — As a federal appeals court judge, Abner Mikva once struck down the military’s anti-gay policy; soon he will be the keynote speaker for the Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address sponsored by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.


Judge Mikva will address hundreds of Lambda supporters on Friday, October 12 at the Inter-Continental Chicago. Chicago’s Mayor, the Honorable Richard M. Daley, is the event’s honorary co-chair.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Communities and Allies Honor Victims and Survivors of Terrorist Attacks

(NEW YORK) — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender groups, individuals, and friends will join together to remember and honor victims and their families and the many others affected by the tragedy of September 11.

Lesbian Mom Goes to Pennsylvania's Highest Court for Visitation Rights

(NEW YORK, September 6, 2001) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging Pennsylvania's highest court to affirm a ruling that a lesbian mother who raised a child with her former partner for three years from birth may seek visitation with her daughter despite the biological mother's objection.

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