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Mutual of Omaha Sued for Denying Coverage to Those with HIV 01/21/1998

(CHICAGO, January 21, 1998) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago filed a lawsuit today against Mutual of Omaha, charging that the company violates federal and state law and endangers lives by severely limiting HIV-related health care coverage.

National Freedom to Marry Day -- February 12 01/12/1998

(NEW YORK, January 12, 1998) -- National Freedom to Marry Day will take place on Thursday, February 12, 1998.

Lambda Defends Eagle Scout's Landmark Victory over Anti-Gay Policy 01/04/1998

(NEW YORK, January 4, 1998) -- Having won the first lawsuit in the country against the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay members and leaders, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is going before the New Jersey Supreme Court to defend the victory on behalf of Eagle Scout James Dale.

Teens & Young Adults
Civil Rights Stakes Will Be Highest Ever for Lesbians and Gay Men in 1998 12/31/1997

(NEW YORK, December 31, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday that the new year will see a record number of lesbian, gay, and AIDS-related concerns in the country's highest courts.Lambda, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1998, has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and a headquarters in New York.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Settlement Reached in Americans with Disabilities Act Action 12/12/1997

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lambda Fights Anti-Gay Discrimination By Boy Scouts in New Jersey 12/05/1997

(NEW YORK, December 5, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is continuing its battle on behalf of a New Jersey Eagle Scout, who challenged his expulsion by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because he is gay as a violation of New Jersey's anti-discrimination law.

Teens & Young Adults
1997 Report Card on America and AIDS Discrimination 11/30/1997

(NEW YORK, December 1, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund recognized World AIDS Day Monday by issuing its annual report card on AIDS discrimination and policy in America, flunking many public officials and media figures, while top honorees include a veteran AIDS physician and Miss America.

Lambda to High Court: Federal Law Applies to Same-Sex Sexual Harassment 11/25/1997

(NEW YORK, November 25, 1997) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging the United States Supreme Court to recognize that Title VII, the federal law against sexual harassment at work, should be applied without regard to the sex or sexual orientation of the harasser or victim.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Statements made upon filing of petition for certiorari in Shahar v. Bowers to United States Supreme Court, October 31, 1997 10/31/1997

Statement by Lambda Managing Attorney Ruth Harlow, counsel of record for Robin Shahar No one should be fired from government employment because she celebrates and values a committed, loving relationship in her private life. That is why Robin Shahar was fired. This case is about her constitutional freedom of association, and that of all public employees.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Lesbian Lawyer Asks Supreme Court to Review Firing by Georgia Attorney General 10/31/1997

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 31, 1997Contact: Ruth Harlow 212-809-8585, Jane Morrison 404-897-1880, or Peg Byron, Lambda, 212-809-8585