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California Supreme Court Overturns Misguided Second-Parent Adoption Decision 08/05/2003

Adoption and Parenting
California Supreme Court Invalidates Marriages from San Francisco, Without Resolving Whether Same-Sex Couples Have the Right to Marry 08/12/2004

California Supreme Court Hears Case of Lambda Legal Lesbian Client Denied Infertility Treatment by Christian Fundamentalist Doctors 05/28/2008

(San Francisco, May 28, 2008) — The California Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the case of an Oceanside lesbian, Guadalupe "Lupita" Benítez, whose doctors denied her a standard infertility treatment based on their religious beliefs about gay people. 

Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health
California Supreme Court Grants Review In Prop 8 Legal Challenges 11/19/2008

(San Francisco, California, November 19, 2008) — Today the California Supreme Court granted review in the legal challenges to Proposition 8, which passed by a narrow margin of 52 percent on November 4. In an order issued today, the Court agreed to hear the case and set an expedited briefing schedule. The Court also denied an immediate stay.    

California State Court Says Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry; Lambda Legal Says Ruling Is Powerful, Historic and Legally Solid 03/14/2005

(San Francisco, March 14, 2005) — A California state trial court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry, in a decision that Lambda Legal called “a historic breakthrough for couples who need the protections and security marriage provides.”

California State Agency Released Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Demand Explanation 09/09/2010

(Sacramento, Calif., September, 9 2010) - Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA) sent a letter to David Maxwell-Jolly, Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, demanding a full explanation for the unauthorized and illegal disclosures of confidential identifying information of approximately 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients. The information was released over a two-and-a-half-year period, beginning in 2007, to a third party service provider. In addition, Lambda Legal, the ACLU-NC, and HALSA seek immediate assurances from the state agency that no additional unauthorized, illegal disclosures will occur.

HIV
California Judge Rules Proposed Initiative is Limit on Marriages 12/08/1999

(SACRAMENTO, December 8, 1999) --The League of Women Voters of California Wednesday praised a decision by a California judge affirming the accuracy of the name given by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to a controversial ballot measure that would allow the state to discriminate against legal marriages of lesbians and gay men from other states.

California High Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Historic Marriage Case on March 4 02/07/2008

(San Francisco, February 6, 2008) — The California Supreme Court announced today that it will hear oral arguments on March 4 in the marriage cases challenging the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

Same-Sex Relationships
California Governor Signs One of Nations Most Comprehensive Domestic Partner Bills 10/15/2001

(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.

California Department of Industrial Relations Vindicates Lesbian Teacher 06/20/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2000) — Another California school district has been ordered to stop transferring students from a gay teacher’s classroom because such action is a form of employment discrimination, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

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