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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.

As the Civil Union Law Takes Effect in New Jersey Lambda Legal Says: "We Now Pronounce You Engaged"

(New York, February 19, 2007) — Lambda Legal, the organization that litigated the Lewis v. Harris lawsuit resulting in the civil union law, issued the following statement as the civil union law came into effect today:

Lambda Legal Releases Report On the State of Stigma and Discrimination Against People with HIV on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

(New York, February 7, 2007) — Today, on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Lambda Legal released an evidence-based report aimed at providing the facts on the continued stigma faced by people with HIV to policy makers and advocates. Below, Bebe J. Aderson, HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, makes a statement about “The State of HIV Stigma and Discrimination in 2007: An Evidence Based Report”:

Lambda Legal Launches 'Clock In For Equality: The National Day of Action for Workplace Fairness for LGBT Employees and Employees with HIV'

(Dallas, February 2, 2007) — This morning in Dallas, Lambda Legal unveiled its plans for ‘Clock In For Equality’ — a national day of action for workplace fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, and workers living with HIV.

Lambda Legal Secures Asylum for Gay Mexican Immigrant

(Los Angeles, January 30, 2007) — Lambda Legal announces that, after a hearing before an immigration judge earlier today, it has secured asylum for a man who had suffered death threats and beatings from police and others in his native Mexico because he is gay.

Lambda Legal Asks Iowa Court Today To Rule for Same-Sex Couples Seeking Marriage

(Des Moines, Tuesday, January 30, 2007) — Today, Lambda Legal will submit papers explaining to the state court that same-sex couples in Iowa need the protections and security that only marriage provides and seeking a ruling for the couples and their children in their lawsuit seeking full marriage equality.