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Lambda Legal Urges Court to Uphold Decision Finding Poway Unified School District Responsible for Not Protecting Lesbian and Gay Students

(San Diego, November 21, 2006) — In papers submitted today, Lambda Legal urged the California Court of Appeal (Fourth District) to uphold a jury decision that found that former Poway High School students were subjected to relentless harassment because they are gay and lesbian.

Lambda Legal Declares Victory: Miami University Employees Keep Domestic Partner Benefits

(Oxford, OH, November 20, 2006) — In response to papers filed by Lambda Legal, the Butler County Court of Common Pleas today dismissed a lawsuit brought by a legislator seeking to take away the domestic partner benefits of employees of Miami University.

U. S. Court of Appeals Weighs Arguments In Lambda Legal's Case Against Oklahoma's Antigay Adoption Invalidation Law

(Denver, November 13, 2006) — The U. S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit heard oral arguments today in the appeal of Lambda Legal’s lawsuit that struck down Oklahoma’s antigay Adoption Invalidation Law.

Same-Sex Couples Appeal to California Supreme Court in Marriage Case

(San Francisco, California, November 13, 2006) — Today, attorneys representing same-sex couples, Equality California, and Our Family Coalition are asking the California Supreme Court to decide whether barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the California Constitution.

Antigay Campaigns Dont Get the Vote

Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement in response to the 2006 election results and what they mean for the LGBT community:

There is much to celebrate and analyze about the results of the elections, but one thing is for sure — antigay campaigns don’t work. The downfall of homophobic politicians like Rick Santorum and the defeat of the antigay constitutional amendment in Arizona signal that the tide is turning. The politics of harm and spite no longer carry the day for those who oppose LGBT equality.

Lambda Legal Reacts to Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

(New York, November 2, 2006) — In reaction to the Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today which showed that the majority of all adults agree that same-sex couples should have all the rights different-sex married couples enjoy but also showed a majority supporting civil unions over marriage, Lambda Legal issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Asks President Bush to Stop Attacks on Judges and Courts

(New York, October 31, 2006) — In an open letter sent today, Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart asked President George W. Bush to stop undermining the role of the courts.

New Jersey Supreme Court Directs State Legislature to Give Equal Rights to Same-sex Couples

(Trenton, New Jersey, October 25, 2006) — The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously agreed today in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit that denying same-sex couples from the rights and benefits different-sex couples obtain through marriage is unconstitutional, and by a 4 – 3 split opinion, referred the matter to the state legislature to fix the inequality.

Lambda Legal Announces New Director of Education and Public Affairs

(New York, October 18, 2006) — Lambda Legal today announces the addition of a new director for its Education and Public Affairs department.

“Leslie brings a wealth of knowledge about our work and how it intersects with other movements,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal. “We are lucky to have her and look forward to the new ideas and perspective she brings.”

Lambda Legal Urges Federal Appeals Court to Uphold Decision Striking Down Oklahoma's Antigay Adoption Invalidation Law

(Denver, October 17, 2006) — In papers filed in court today, Lambda Legal argued that the U. S. Court of Appeals should affirm a lower court ruling that Oklahoma’s antigay Adoption Invalidation Law is unconstitutional.