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Illinois Appeals Court Denies Lesbian Mother Right to Seek Visitation 12/16/1999

(CHICAGO, December 16, 1999) — A lesbian mother faces the devastating prospect of never seeing her young daughter again because an Illinois appeals court, citing the state marriage code's silence on same-sex families, held that it could not consider her plea for visitation, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Adoption and Parenting
In Dramatic First, Vermont High Court Orders State to Treat Gay & Non-gay Couples Equally 12/20/1999

(NEW YORK, December 20, 1999) — The Vermont Supreme Court, in a unanimous first of its kind ruling Monday, ordered the state legislature to extend to lesbian and gay couples the same rights, protections, benefits and obligations available to non-gay couples through marriage, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

With New Year, Lambda Builds Momentum for Gay Civil Rights 12/28/1999

(NEW YORK, December 28, 1999) —With the new year, momentum toward fairness and equality for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV has never been greater, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said, pointing to major developments that include its unprecedented role before the United States Supreme Court.

Adoption and Parenting
Lambda Taps Children's Advocate Colleen Sullivan to Lead Foster Care Project 01/07/2000

Teens & Young Adults
Damages in Boys Dont Cry Murder Argued Before Nebraska Supreme Court 01/09/2000

(NEW YORK, January 9, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is urging Nebraska’s highest court to hold a Richardson County sheriff more accountable for his failure to protect a rape victim, who was raped and later killed because of his gender identity.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Urges Stay of Execution for African-American Lesbian 01/10/2000

(NEW YORK, January 10, 2001) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Wednesday called on Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating to stay the execution of Wanda Jean Allen, an African-American lesbian and one of several gay inmates on death row despite improprieties during their trials, including anti-gay bias.

Criminal Justice
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear HIV Insurance Caps Case 01/10/2000

(CHICAGO, January 10, 2000) — The United States Supreme Court Monday declined to review a case that seeks to clarify that the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits insurance companies from imposing disease-specific caps that limit health coverage for policyholders with HIV or other disabilities.

HIV
Boy Scout's Anti-Gay Ban to be Reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court 01/14/2000

(NEW YORK, January 14, 2000) -- The United States Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear the Boy Scouts of America's appeal of a New Jersey ruling that struck down the group's ban on gay members and leaders, a move Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said could shed more light on the organization's discriminatory policy nationwide.

Teens & Young Adults
High Court Refuses Appeal by HIV+ Inmates Segregated in Alabama Prisons 01/18/2000

(NEW YORK, January 18, 2000) — Against the advice of national public health groups, the United States Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by HIV-positive inmates challenging their complete segregation by Alabama prison officials, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Tuesday.

HIV
Lambda Back in Court for LAPD Lewd Conduct Arrest Records 01/20/2000

(LOS ANGELES, January 20, 2000) — Concerned that the Los Angeles Police Department continues to target gay men with discriminatory law enforcement tactics, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund sued the agency Thursday for the release of lewd conduct arrest records it is vigorously resisting from making public.

Criminal Justice

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