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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Another Test for ADA

(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.

Gay Partner of 9/11 Victim Urges California to Support Freedom to Marry

(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.”

Lambda Legal's Call to Action Helps Build 5th Annual Freedom to Marry Day

(NEW YORK, Monday, February 11, 2002) — Linking Valentine’s Day and Lincoln’s birthday with the themes of love and equality, Lambda Legal and communities nationwide, including many clergy, are supporting lesbian and gay couples with celebrations of the fifth annual National Freedom to Marry Day.


On Tuesday, February 12, diverse communities from California to Maine will gather for events that call for an end to discrimination against lesbian and gay couples, who are unfairly barred from civil marriage in all 50 states.

California Supreme Court to Review Second-Parent Adoption Decision

(LOS ANGELES Wednesday, January 30, 2002) — The California Supreme Court has agreed to review the question of whether second-parent adoptions are allowed in the state, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Wednesday. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, the San Diego appellate court opinion that had brought these adoptions into question has been de-published.

American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Protections for Lesbian and Gay Families

(NEW YORK, Wednesday January 30, 2002) —Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said a new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics supporting legal protections for lesbian and gay families is an important landmark.

Media Briefing on Lambda's Top Concerns in the South and Nationwide

(ATLANTA) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund invites news reporters, editors, and producers to a February 1 media breakfast briefing about Lambda’s top civil rights concerns for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS in the South and around the country.

Judge Agrees Lambda Can Argue that Housing Law Harms Same-Sex Couples

(NEW YORK, January 24, 2002) — Justice Richard Rivera of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Kings County has granted the request by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund to participate as a friend-of-the-court in a case challenging the new housing regulation that makes it easier for landlords to harass and evict many lesbian and gay couples if they do not divide expenses equally.

Lambda and GLSEN Team Up to Create a New Publication for LGBT Youth

(NEW YORK, January 15, 2002) — Two organizations that have long battled bias in the nation’s schools announced today that they have joined forces to create a guide for concerned community members who, in ever increasing numbers, support legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students from violence and discrimination. The publication was published in time for the 2002 state legislative sessions, which promise high profile battles over student protections in states like Florida, New York, and Washington.

Lambda Adds Staff Attorney Gregory Nevins to its Southern Regional Office






(ATLANTA, January 9, 2002) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has named Gregory Nevins as a new staff attorney in its regional office in Atlanta, where he will speed the advance of civil rights on behalf of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS throughout the South.

U.S. Supreme Court Further Constricts Power of the ADA

(NEW YORK, January 9, 2002) — The United States Supreme Court ruling in Toyota v. Williams, refusing to recognize workplace-related limitations, further erodes the definition of “disability” and the strength of employee protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

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