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U.S. District Court Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging Constitutionality of DOMA 12/16/2011

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard oral arguments today in the case brought by Lambda Legal and Morrison & Foerster challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on behalf of Karen Golinski, a federal court employee denied spousal health coverage for her wife.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Health Care Fairness | Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Policy Change Could Save Lives of Veterans Who Have HIV and Need Organ Transplants, Lambda Legal Says 04/21/2005

(Washington, D.C., April 21, 2005) — Lambda Legal says that a new policy in the Department of Veterans Affairs directing VA hospitals nationwide to evaluate on a case-by-case basis veterans who have HIV and need organ transplants may save hundreds of lives over the coming years.

U.S. Dept. of Justice Gay Employee Group Honors Lambda Legal Tomorrow at Event that Was Banned from Agency Headquarters 06/19/2003

(Washington, DC -- Thursday, June 19, 2003) Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund will receive an award tomorrow at an annual gay pride event held by U.S. Dept. of Justice employees -- capping two weeks of controversy over a policy change blocking the group from meeting at the agency’s headquarters even though other employee associations can continue holding similar events.

Fair Courts Project
U.S. Department of Justice Files Brief in Support of Lambda Legal Case Against Upstate New York School District 08/18/2010

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of discrimination claims against Indian River Central School District in a federal lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, with the assistance of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, on behalf of Charlie Pratt, who suffered sexist and antigay harassment at school.

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults
U.S. Department of Education Says Gay-Straight Alliances Equal to other Student Clubs; Lambda Legal Urges Schools to Take Note 06/14/2011

(Washington D.C., June 14, 2011) - After the U.S. Department of Education released a guidance letter to school districts across the country making clear that gay straight alliances must be allowed to form on an equal basis with other student groups Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg.

Teens & Young Adults
U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Lambda Legal Clients Seeking Birth Certificate for Adopted Child 02/18/2010

(New Orleans, February 18, 2010) – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Louisiana Registrar of Vital Statistics must respect a New York adoption by a same-sex couple of a Louisiana-born baby boy.

Adoption and Parenting
U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Decision in Lambda Legal's Case Charging Condoleezza Rice with HIV Discrimination: Man with HIV Must Have His Day in Court 06/27/2006

(Washington D.C., June 27, 2006) — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit on behalf of Lorenzo Taylor, a man who was denied employment as a Foreign Service Officer by the U.S. State Department because he has HIV, stating that Taylor presented “more than enough” evidence for the matter to go to trial.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal's Case Charging Condoleezza Rice with HIV Discrimination 04/27/2006

Employment and Rights in the Workplace
U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal's Case Seeking Birth Certificate for Child Adopted by Two Fathers 10/07/2009

(New Orleans, October 7, 2009) – A three-member panel of federal judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard today from attorneys on both sides regarding Lambda Legal’s lawsuit against the Louisiana Registrar of Vital Statistics for refusing to respect the New York adoption by a same-sex couple of a Louisiana-born baby boy.

Adoption and Parenting
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Lambda Legal 14th Annual Reception in Nation's Capitol 06/11/2014

(Washington DC, June 11, 2014) - Last night, Lambda Legal hosted its 14th annual Washington, D.C. reception at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States and Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal Executive Director, were the featured speakers.