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Delaware Superior Court Issues Order Protecting Same-Sex Couple Under Civil Union Law 03/14/2012

(Wilmington, March 14, 2012) - On Friday, a Delaware Superior Court in Wilmington issued a stipulated order that respects the private communications of a Delaware same-sex couple married in California prior to the effective date of Delaware's civil union law.

Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care 05/13/2003

Dentist Confirms Commitment to Equal Treatment of Individuals with HIV and Public Education Efforts, Settling Lambda Legal Case on Behalf of Man With HIV Who Said He Was Denied Dental Care 05/13/2003

Health Care Fairness
Deprived of Home and Property, Man Appeals to Washington's Highest Court 06/27/2000

(LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2000) — Arguing that vital protections are at stake for lesbian and gay families, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Tuesday filed an amicus brief that urges Washington state’s highest court to review a ruling that stripped a man of the home and business he had shared with his same-sex partner of nearly 30 years.

Disappointing ADA Rulings Threaten Protections for Workers with Disabilities 06/23/1999

(NEW YORK, June 23, 1999) -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund expressed disappointment Wednesday over three United States Supreme Court decisions that substantially limit the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disappointment for Russian Lesbian Seeking Asylum 06/04/1998

(NEW YORK June 6, 1997) -- Immigration officials Thursday refused to resolve a Russian lesbian's asylum case and instead ruled that Alla Pitcherskaia must prove to an immigration judge that she is likely to be persecuted if returned to her native country, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said.

Immigration and Asylum
Discriminatory Policy Raises Questions About Special Treatment for Boy Scouts 07/19/2000

(NEW YORK, July 19, 2000) — Barely one month after the Boy Scouts of America established its right to discriminate against gay members, long-time Scouts supporters are questioning their continued involvement with the organization, and the special government treatment long accorded the youth group increasingly is coming under close scrutiny.

Divided California Court of Appeal Rejects Challenge to Discriminatory Marriage Law 10/05/2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 5, 2006(San Francisco, California, October 5, 2006) In a 2 – 1 decision that will be appealed to the California Supreme Court, a divided panel of the California Court of Appeal ruled today that California may continue to bar same-sex couples from marriage.

Do the Boy Scouts of America Have a First Amendment License to Discriminate? 10/25/1999

(NEW YORK, October 25, 1999) -- At a Washington, D.C., forum about the recent defeat of the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy, Evan Wolfson, senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, will explain why New Jersey's highest court correctly ruled that there is no first amendment problem with requiring the BSA to comply with anti-discrimination law.

DOJ Delivers Powerful Critique of DOMA in Lambda Legal Case 07/05/2011

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief strongly arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional in a case brought by Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster LLP on behalf of Karen Golinski, a lesbian federal court employee denied medical coverage for her wife, whom she married when same-sex couples could do so in California. The DOJ had previously announced they would no longer defend DOMA, but this is the first legal filing in the country in which they have fully argued to a court that DOMA is unconstitutional. They asked the federal court not to dismiss Golinski's claim.

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