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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.

As Massachusetts Prepares to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples, Lambda Legals Marriage Lawsuit in New Jersey Jumps to the Next Level -- Moving it to the Front of the Line

(Trenton, New Jersey, May 6, 2004) - An appeal brief filed today in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in New Jersey puts the state at the front of the line for the ultimate answer on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

In response to Lambda Legal Action, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Will Now Evaluate Patients with HIV for Organ Transplants, But Won't Perform the Life-Saving Procedure

(Washington, D.C, Thursday, April 29, 2004) - With the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs changing course and saying late last night that local VA hospitals nationwide should assess patients with HIV for organ transplants, Lambda Legal today pressed the federal agency to take immediate action and end its discriminatory policy so veterans with urgent health needs are not left in limbo.