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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.

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 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.

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.

Washington's High Court Upholds Vancouver's Domestic Partnership Law

(LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2001) -- More families remain eligible for health insurance and other vital employment benefits thanks to a court ruling in Olympia, Washington, the latest in a long line of decisions across the country supporting domestic partner benefits for government workers, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday.

Vancouver has provided domestic partner benefits for the dependents of its unmarried workers since 1998, but the program was threatened by a lawsuit brought with the help of a right-wing legal group.

Abner Mikva to Speak at Lambdas Bon Foster Memorial Dinner and Address

(CHICAGO, August 16, 2001) -- The former White House Counsel whose earlier ruling as a federal appeals court judge struck down the military's infamous "don't ask, don't tell" policy will deliver the annual Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Address for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.


Judge Abner 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 chair.

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