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Lambda Legal Holds Forum on Sexual Orientation and HIV Status Issues Relating to Immigration

(Dallas, March 21, 2007) — Lambda Legal Senior Staff Attorney Ken Upton and Lambda Legal’s Proyecto Igualdad Outreach Associate, Francisco Dueñas, will address community members and interested case workers on legal matters concerning HIV and immigration, sexual orientation and immigration, and civil rights issues affecting people living with HIV.

Illinois Civil Union Bill Approved by Committee: Lambda Legal Supports Measure to Reduce Harm for Same-Sex Couples

(Springfield, Illinois, March 21, 2007) — In reaction to the Illinois House Human Services Committee’s passage of H.B. 1826, The Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, to the full House for a vote, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Jim Bennett, Regional Director of Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago:

New York Court Upholds Westchester County Executive Order Respecting Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

(New York, March 12, 2007) -- Lambda Legal announces today that the Supreme Court of New York, Westchester County has held that County Executive Spano is adhering to New York law in respecting out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples living in Westchester County.

Lambda Legal Lawyer Patricia Logue Appointed to Illinois Bench

(Chicago, March 8, 2007) — Patricia M. Logue, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal was named an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County; she will be sworn in April 11th.

“I’m honored to have been selected to join the ranks of Illinois trial judges and to have the opportunity to continue a career of public service, ” said Logue.

Logue, who received high marks in evaluations by numerous bar associations, was one of 31new judges selected by sitting Cook County circuit judges out of a pool of 242 candidates, including 62 finalists.

WNBA All-Star Sheryl Swoopes To Speak at Lambda Legal's 5th Annual Women's Brunch

(Dallas, March 8, 2007) -- Houston Comets all-star player, Sheryl Swoopes, will speak at Lambda Legal’s 5th Annual Women’s Brunch, hosted by Dallas Attorney Lisa Blue at her Preston Hollow home.

Lambda Legal Announces New Co-Chair and Two New Members of Its Board of Directors

(New York, February 28, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal announces a new co–chair, Roy Wesley of Chicago, and the addition of two members, Joan Garry and Lisa Linsky, to its Board of Directors.

“We are proud to have such talented people on our Board of Directors as Lambda Legal continues its pioneering civil rights work on behalf of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender (LGBT) people and people with HIV,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal.

Lambda Legal Pens Bill to Protect Surviving Domestic Partners From Unequal Tax Assessment

(Sacramento, February 22, 2007) — California State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill today, SB 559, drafted by Lambda Legal and sponsored by Equality California that would bring property tax relief to surviving domestic partners who inherited real estate from a partner who died before 2006.

Lambda Legal Applauds Decision by New Jersey Supreme Court to Protect Students from Antigay Harassment

(New York, February 21, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal applauds a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court, finding that if a school is aware or should be aware of harassment of students based on sexual orientation, it is obligated to act to end the harassment.

Lambda Legal Supports Student in First Amendment Lawsuit Before the U. S. Supreme Court

(Washington, February 20, 2007) — Lambda Legal filed friend-of-the-court papers today in support of a high school student’s right to display a banner with the words “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” at a non-school-sponsored event.

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

(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.