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Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Against Foot Locker on Behalf of Gay Sales Clerk Who Was Harassed at Two Stores Then Fired, Despite Anti-Discrimination Policy

(Columbia, South Carolina, Tuesday, June 29, 2004) - Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against Foot Locker, Inc., today in state court in Columbia on behalf of a former employee who was subjected to severe antigay harassment by coworkers and supervisors, at two different store locations and in front of customers, and ultimately fired.

Lawmakers, Clergy & Civil Rights Groups Urge Court to Rule in Favor of Marriage for Gay Couples; Case Will Be Heard in Seattle July 16

(Seattle, Thursday, June 24, 2004) - Six state legislators and a wide variety of religious organizations, civil rights groups and bar associations filed friend-of-the-court briefs today in support of marriage for same-sex couples in Washington State.

Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center filed a lawsuit in state court in March seeking the right to marry for same-sex couples. The briefs filed today urge the court to rule in favor of treating all couples equally.

Geico Car Insurance Inconsistently Recognizes Gay Couples Marriages; Lambda Legal Asks Insurer To Obey NY Law and Cover All Married Gay Couples Equally

(New York, June 14, 2004) - Lambda Legal today urged Geico Insurance Company of New York to comply with state law and respect valid marriages of all same-sex couples in determining car insurance rates and coverages. Over the past few months, Geico has recognized the marriages of some same-sex couples and denied recognition to others.

Lambda Legal and National Youth Advocacy Coalition Publish Kit to Help Transgender Youth Work Toward Bringing Equality Home

(New York, June 7, 2004) - In a publication released today by Lambda Legal and the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, transgender youth have a one-of-a-kind resource to help them educate others about being a transgender young person.

Highly Skilled Georgia Worker Unlawfully Fired Because He Has HIV--Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit

(Atlanta, Georgia, May 20, 2004) - Armed with a favorable Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision, Lambda Legal announced that it is filing a federal lawsuit today on behalf of a 45 year-old Georgia man after he was unlawfully fired from his job because he has HIV.

Several States Moving Closer To Marrying Gay Couples, Lambda Legal Says as Massachusetts Prepares To Issue Licenses Starting Monday

(New York, Wednesday, May 12, 2004) -- As Massachusetts prepares to begin issuing marriage license to same-sex couples on Monday, Lambda Legal said today that efforts are intensifying to win marriage for lesbian and gay couples in several other states - and lawsuits identical to the case that won marriage in Massachusetts may reach high courts in New Jersey and Washington State by the end of 2004.

Lambda Legal Urges Iowa State Supreme Court to Throw Out Intrusive Antigay Lawsuit

(Des Moines, Iowa, May 10, 2004) - In a brief filed today, Lambda Legal, along with local organizations, is asking the Iowa State Supreme Court to reject an attempt made by antigay groups to insert themselves into a case in which an Iowa district court granted two Sioux City women’s request to terminate their civil union.

Alphonso David Joins Lambda Legals National Headquarters, Will Assist on Lambda Legals Lawsuit for Marriage Equality in New York

(New York, May 7, 2004) - Lambda Legal announced today that Alphonso David, a respected litigator who clerked for a federal judge and interned with the Public Defender Office of Philadelphia, has joined the legal team in Lambda Legal’s national headquarters in New York as a Staff Attorney.

Lambda Legal Asks Washington Court To Fast-Track Case Seeking Marriage Licenses for Gay and Lesbian Couples

(Seattle, Friday, May 7, 2004) - Telling a state court that same-sex couples in Washington need the protections and security that marriage provides, Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Center will file court papers today seeking a prompt ruling in the case without a trial.