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Texas High Court Slams Shut Door to Justice in Prosecution Under 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 04/18/2002

(DALLAS, April 18, 2002) - Lambda Legal Thursday said it likely will go to the United States Supreme Court now that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear an appeal by two Houston men convicted of violating the ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Law by having consensual sex in the privacy of one man’s home.

Criminal Justice
Texas Tosses 'Homosexual Conduct' Law, Clears Two Men Arrested at Home 06/08/2000

(NEW YORK, June 8, 2000) — A Texas appellate court on Thursday declared the state’s “Homosexual Conduct” law unconstitutional, overturning the convictions of two men arrested by Houston police in an apartment for having consensual sex, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which defended the men.

Criminal Justice
The Time is Now to Allow South Carolina Same-Sex Couples to Marry, Lambda Legal And SC Equality Urge Court 10/23/2014

(Charleston, SC, October 23, 2014) — Late yesterday Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and for summary judgment asking the U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to rule swiftly and strike down South Carolina’s discriminatory ban denying same-sex couples in the state the freedom to marry.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
The Voices They Did Not Hear: Lambda Legal Condemns New Jersey Legislature For Rushing to Enact Discriminatory Statute 12/13/2006

(New York, New Jersey, December 13, 2006) — With a vote scheduled for Thursday in both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on a civil union bill, Lambda Legal says the legislature acted too fast to allow a full debate of the issue of marriage for same-sex couples.

Third Annual National Freedom to Marry Day in Cities Nationwide 02/08/2000

(NEW YORK, February 8, 2000) — Some 30 events will mark National Freedom to Marry Day in cities and towns around the country, with supporters of lesbian and gay families gathering for symbolic weddings, marches and rallies, from Memphis and Tucson to Boston and Fort Collins, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced Tuesday.

Thirty-Five LGBT and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS 06/03/2013

Washington, DC – As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV.

HIV
Tie The Knot Founder Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mercedes-Benz USA to accept Lambda Legal Liberty Awards at 2015 National Liberty Awards 04/13/2015

(New York, NY– April 13, 2015) – Lambda Legal announced today that Jesse Tyler Ferguson, five-time Emmy-nominated actor and LGBT advocate, will accept an award at its 29th Annual National Liberty Awards on May 4, 2015. Lambda Legal is recognizing Tie The Knot, founded by Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, as well as Mercedes-Benz USA.

Top Three Car Insurance Companies in New York Will Respect Gay Couples' Marriages, Lambda Legal Confirms 07/06/2004

(New York, July 6, 2004) - The three largest car insurance companies in New York - which, together, provide insurance to a third of all drivers in the state -- will respect the marriages of same-sex couples, providing them with the same rates and coverage as married heterosexual couples, Lambda Legal said today.

Town Hall Meeting on the Settlement in Eagle Raid Case 12/16/2010

(Atlanta, Georgia December 16, 2010) - Plaintiff's lawyers and public safety organization will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, December 20, 2010, to educate Atlanta community members about the recent settlement in the Atlanta Eagle raid case and what the systemic reforms within the Atlanta Police Department means for the community.

Criminal Justice
Tragic Death of Gay Wyoming Student Begs for End to Hatemongering 10/12/1998

(NEW YORK, October 12, 1998) -- Responding to the death of Matthew Shepard on Monday, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said anti-gay violence goes hand in hand with the hatemongering and prejudice commonly voiced by anti-gay extremists, including some public officials around the country.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

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