Since 1973, Lambda Legal has been making real changes in people’s lives. In 2007, we maintained this tradition with even more groundbreaking victories. We have had major successes for parenting and workplace equality laws across the country, and have won significant victories for same-sex couples and relationship recognition.
We participated in more than 25 new cases this year, responded to approximately 5,000 calls to our Help Desk and inaugurated our first-ever national day of action for workplace equality.
Lambda Legal is not just about winning victories in the present, but also about building a better future. Here are a few highlights of our work from 2007:
In a significant victory for same-sex parents and their children, we challenged and helped strike down an Oklahoma law so extreme it threatened to make children adopted by same-sex couples in other states legal orphans when the families are in Oklahoma. Read more>>
After launching a case on behalf of three longtime city employees in Bellevue, Washington the city council voted to finally extend domestic partner benefits. The Redmond city council followed suit not long after when Lambda Legal threatened legal action in a strongly worded demand letter.
Lambda Legal won the first successful decision in a marriage equality case in the American Midwest on behalf of six same-sex couples. The trial court decision is on appeal and we will fight to sustain this historic victory. Read more>>
Lambda Legal represented New Jersey teacher Cheryl Bachmann at a school board hearing after her tenure was threatened for disciplining students using antigay slurs. We prevailed, and Bachman received tenure. Read more>>