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Lambda Fights to Keep Domestic Partner Benefits in Arizona 03/12/1998

(LOS ANGELES, March 12, 1998) -- On behalf of five employees of Pima County, Arizona, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is fighting to keep domestic partner health insurance benefits for county workers.

Prominent Chicagoans Join Coretta Scott King for Lambda Celebration 03/05/1998

(CHICAGO, March 5, 1998) -- Coretta Scott King will be joined by a distinguished spectrum of political, business, and community leaders in Chicago next month, to celebrate Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's 25th anniversary and its civil rights work for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
Lambda Lauds High Court's Ruling in Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Case 03/04/1998

(NEW YORK, March 4, 1998)-- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund lauded Wednesday's decision by the United States Supreme Court recognizing that federal law forbids same-sex sexual harassment at work.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Wins First Major Court Ruling Against Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Policy 03/02/1998

Lambda Helps Fight for Protection for Employees with HIV 02/23/1998

(LOS ANGELES, February 23, 1998) -- Argument in California appeals court will take place Tuesday, February 24, in a case that challenges a ruling that a person who seeks disability payments after losing his job may not contest the firing as discriminatory.

HIV
Ohio Supreme Court Hears Argument for Release of HIV-Positive Man Imprisoned For Spitting 02/17/1998

(CHICAGO, February 17, 1998) The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, February 18, will hear the appeal of Jimmy Bird, an HIV-positive man who has spent nearly three years in prison for spitting during an arrest, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

HIV
Lambda, Chicago Secure Final Court Approval of City Worker Benefits 02/10/1998

(CHICAGO, February 10, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the City of Chicago on Tuesday won a final trial court ruling against efforts to block domestic partner benefits, including health insurance, for partners of lesbian and gay city workers.

Non-Gay and Gay Groups Across Country Observe First National Freedom to Marry Day 02/06/1998

(NEW YORK, February 6, 1998) -- Love and equality, the themes of Valentine's Day and Lincoln's Birthday, will frame the first National Freedom to Marry Day on Thursday, February 12. Lesbians and gay men across the country, joined by growing numbers of non-gay people, will call for an end to discrimination in civil marriage.

Lambda, Arkansas Activists To Announce Challenge to State Sodomy Ban 01/28/1998

(NEW YORK, January 28, 1998) -- Representatives from several Arkansas organizations will join Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Little Rock, Arkansas, this Wednesday to announce a lawsuit on behalf of seven courageous Arkansas lesbians and gay men against that state's sodomy ban.Several of the plaintiffs also will attend the news conference.

Coretta Scott King Will Address Lambda Celebration 01/28/1998

(CHICAGO, Wednesday, January 28, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund proudly announced Wednesday that Coretta Scott King will address a celebration for the civil rights organization's 25th anniversary.Mrs. King will be the keynote speaker, delivering the Bon Foster civil rights address, at Lambda's anniversary luncheon in Chicago on Tuesday, March 31.

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