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UCLA-Lambda Legal Study Proves Strong Link Between Marriage Bans and Lack of Health Insurance for Gay and Lesbian Partners 06/24/2010

A new study co-authored by Lambda Legal and the UCLA School of Public Health finds a close correlation between state and federal marriage discrimination against same-sex couples and disparities in health coverage between married heterosexuals and partnered gay men and lesbians.

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Lambda Legal's Challenge To Texas 'Homosexual Conduct' Law 12/02/2002

(New York, Monday, December 2, 2002) - The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear Lambda Legal's case challenging the constitutionality of Texas's "Homosexual Conduct” law, which criminalizes oral and anal sex by consenting gay couples and is used widely to justify discrimination against lesbians and gay men.

Criminal Justice
U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Bar Anti-Gay Discrimination by Boy Scouts of America 03/29/2000

(NEW YORK, March 29, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed its legal brief with the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, urging the justices to uphold the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against the Boy Scouts of America’s all-out ban on gay members.

Youth and Schools
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law School Non-Discrimination Policy: Lambda Legal Welcomes the Decision 06/28/2010

Lambda Legal welcomed today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds a policy at a California law school that groups receiving campus funding must accept “all comers;” that is, not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or other status or belief.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: Lambda Legal Will Press for Expanded Coverage 06/28/2012

(New York, June 28, 2012) - In a decision released today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld key provisions in  the Affordable Care Act. Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Scott Schoettes, HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal:

Health Care Fairness | HIV
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Another Test for ADA 02/13/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Another Test for ADA 02/27/2002

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Last Remaining Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative 09/28/1998

(CHICAGO, September 28, 1998) -- The most decisive United States Supreme Court triumph ever for lesbian and gay civil rights should bring final defeat for Cincinnati's Issue 3, the country's last anti-gay ballot initiative, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Monday.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Attempt by Antigay Group to Impose Secrecy on Petition Process; Lambda Legal Applauds Decision 06/24/2010

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected 8-1 a claim in Doe v. Reed by backers of Washington State's Referendum 71 that releasing the names of people who sign petitions to get an initiative on the ballot exposes them to harassment and intimidation and thus violates their First Amendment right to free speech.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on Illinois Antigay Referendum: Lambda Legal Lauds Decision 02/20/2007

(Chicago, February 20, 2007) -- Lambda Legal lauds today's United States Supreme Court refusal to hear a case brought by an Illinois antigay group that attempted to put a statewide advisory referendum opposing marriage and relationship rights for same-sex couples on the November ballot but lacked an adequate number of signatures.

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