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Atlanta to Pay $250K to Lambda Legal Client Denied Police Officer Position Because of HIV Status 08/22/2012

(Atlanta, August 22, 2012) - Today, Lambda Legal announced it has accepted the settlement offer to resolve the discrimination lawsuit against the City of Atlanta. The lawsuit is on behalf of its anonymous client, who applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Government Misconduct and Support for Discrimination | HIV
At Town Hall Meeting October 28, Community Will Hear Gay Students Experience at Lubbock High School and Discuss the Need for a Gay Straight Student Group 10/20/2003

(Lubbock, Texas, October 20, 2003) - Lambda Legal and the Lubbock chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will host a community town hall meeting Tuesday, October 28 about the need for and importance of a Gay Straight Alliance student club at Lubbock High School.

Teens & Young Adults
As VA Hospitals Refuse to Even Consider Patients with HIV for Organ Transplants, Lambda Legal Presses Dept. of Veteran Affairs for Nationwide Policy Change 04/27/2004

(Washington, D.C, Tuesday, April 27, 2004) - Lambda Legal today urged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to stop local VA hospitals from refusing to even evaluate patients with HIV for organ transplants, saying the current policy may cost an Iowa man his life as the VA refuses to consider him for a liver transplant because he has HIV.

HIV
As the Civil Union Law Takes Effect in New Jersey Lambda Legal Says: "We Now Pronounce You Engaged" 02/19/2007

(New York, February 19, 2007) — Lambda Legal, the organization that litigated the Lewis v. Harris lawsuit resulting in the civil union law, issued the following statement as the civil union law came into effect today:

As Terrence Boyles Nomination To Federal Appeals Court Advances in U.S. Senate, Lambda Legal Raises Alarm Over His Extreme Judicial Views And Hostility to Legal Protection for Disabled People 06/16/2005

New York, June 16, 2005) — Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart made the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to send federal trial judge Terrence Boyle’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Senate floor for a vote.

Fair Courts Project
As Stakes Are Raised, Lambda Legal Renews Call for Thorough Hearings on the Nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice: Petition Drive in Full Swing 09/06/2005

(New York, September 6, 2005) — Statement by Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart in response to the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and the president’s nomination of John Roberts as his successor.

As New Jersey Governor Vetoes Marriage Equality Bill, Lambda Legal Continues Fight in Court 02/17/2012

(Trenton, February 17, 2012)—After the New Jersey Assembly passed the marriage equality legislation yesterday, New Jersey Governor Christie quickly vetoed the bill.  Lambda Legal continues its battle in the courts.   

As Massachusetts Prepares to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples, Lambda Legals Marriage Lawsuit in New Jersey Jumps to the Next Level -- Moving it to the Front of the Line 05/06/2004

(Trenton, New Jersey, May 6, 2004) - An appeal brief filed today in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in New Jersey puts the state at the front of the line for the ultimate answer on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

As Law Enforcement Pursues Morehouse Hate Crime, Lambda Legal Asks College President To Take Specific Steps To Prevent Further Violence 11/22/2002

As Governor Signs Broad California Domestic Partnership Law, Lambda Legal Releases In-Depth Information and Analysis on How New Protections Will Impact Lesbian and Gay Couples 09/19/2003

(San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 19, 2003) - With Gov. Gray Davis set to sign the most sweeping statewide domestic partnership legislation in the nation this evening, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund today released in-depth resources that outline what the new law means for same-sex couples in California and how their lives will be impacted by the protections it provides.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

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