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United Airlines Is Official Carrier For Lambda Legal Defense 05/01/2000

(NEW YORK, May 1, 2000) — Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and United Airlines have agreed to a three-year commitment designating the carrier as Lambda’s official airline and corporate sponsor. United’s sponsorship will enable Lambda to extend the reach of its legal defense team in its work around the country assisting lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV and AIDS.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
Unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court Strikes Down Boy Scout Anti-Gay Ban 08/05/1999

(NEW YORK, August 5, 1999) -- A unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court has unequivocally rejected the Boy Scout's anti-gay policies, a phenomenal victory hailed by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund both for its client, the exemplary Eagle Scout James Dale, and for all who believe in Scouting values.

Youth and Schools
Unanimous California Supreme Court Rejects Attempt to Limit Discrimination Claims by People with Disabilities 06/11/2009

(San Francisco, June 11, 2009) — Today the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act does not impose extra legal hurdles for people with disabilities, including people living with HIV who seek damages for discrimination.

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