(NEW YORK, March 5, 2002) — For its 16th annual Liberty Awards, Lambda Legal honors Mark Bingham, whose courage in the face of death saved lives on September 11, the award-winning television documentary series “In The Life,” and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and novelist Anna Quindlen.
On Monday, May 6, Lambda Legal will have its 16th annual Liberty Awards gala dinner at The Regent, 55 Wall Street from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Mark Bingham’s mother, Alice Hoglan, will be present to accept his posthumous award.
(NEW YORK, February 28) - In a joint letter to Mayor Bloomberg released Thursday, a broad coalition of civil rights groups demand that New York City rejuvenate its Human Rights Commission and Law Department and treat civil rights enforcement as seriously as other law enforcement.
(NEW YORK) —Lambda Legal, on behalf of the American Public Health Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and several hepatitis-C education associations, is asking the United States Supreme Court to reject an employer’s argument that, under the ADA, it can fire a healthy worker with signs of liver disease because it considers chemical exposure on the job dangerous to his future health.
Patient, who had AIDS, died without being able to say goodbye to partner. Partner denied opportunity to tell hospital about patient's treatment wishes Shock Trauma Center violated national hospital accreditation standards classifying partner as family. There was even a health care power of attorney designating relationship between the men. Case shows importance of legalizing same-sex marriage, says Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which filed today's suit.
(ATLANTA, February 25, 2002) — Janet Reno, whose tenure as United States attorney general brought unprecedented civil rights support for gay people and those with AIDS or HIV, will address Lambda Legal supporters at a Fort Lauderdale luncheon on Saturday, March 2.
Also addressing the gathering will be Lambda Senior Counsel Patricia M. Logue, a national expert in family law and the concerns of lesbian and gay parents and their children.
(ATLANTA, Thursday, February 21, 2002) — Lambda Legal is urging a federal appeals court to end Florida’s unconstitutional ban on adoptions by lesbian and gay parents because it disregards the best interests of thousands of children needing good homes and is based solely on anti-gay prejudice.
(NEW YORK, February 20, 2002) — Lambda Legal’s board of directors has welcomed five new members from around the country, adding even more philanthropic and business expertise as well as geographic range at a time when the oldest and largest legal group dedicated to gay civil rights continues to grow.
“We are very pleased to have these extremely talented women and men joining our board,” said Lambda Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart. “They are wonderful assets for our work to expand Lambda’s program and presence around the country,” he said.
(ATLANTA, Wednesday, February 20, 2002) — Lambda Legal on Wednesday filed a formal complaint with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission and called for a full investigation of state Chief Justice Roy Moore, saying he is unfit because of his shockingly prejudiced statements against gay people in a recent legal opinion.
(NEW YORK, February 13, 2002) —Lambda Legal, on behalf of the American Public Health Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and several hepatitis-C education associations, is asking the United States Supreme Court to reject an employer’s argument that, under the ADA, it can fire a healthy worker with signs of liver disease because it considers chemical exposure on the job dangerous to his future health.
(LOS ANGELES, Monday, February 11, 2002) — A gay California man whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks says the plight he now faces vividly shows why his home state must allow lesbian and gay couples to marry.
“Jeff and I got as close to marriage as we could with our domestic partnership,” says Keith Bradkowski, whose partner of 11 years, Jeff Collman, was a flight attendant killed in the attacks. “But it wasn’t protection enough, and now I am legally vulnerable in ways I never imagined.”