For years, Juliet Evancho, Elissa Ridenour, A.S. and other transgender students at Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, used restrooms that matched their gender identity. What disasters did this commonsense, inclusive practice cause? Absolutely none, of course.
Today, Lambda Legal filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in federal court to immediately halt a discriminatory policy passed by the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, which singles out transgender students and prevents them from using restrooms that match who they are.
Equality Florida and Lambda Legal join Florida child welfare advocates in applauding the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for adopting final rules that protect the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth in group home care in Florida.
LGBT rights groups challenging the North Carolina law that bans transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity yesterday filed their opening brief on appeal requesting that the preliminary injunction in the case be broadened to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination.
Statewide protections for LGBT people and people with HIV have come a long way. “Though no state is perfect, there’s no question some states have moved further than others,” says Jon W. Davidson, Lambda Legal’s National Legal Director and Eden/Rushing Chair.
My family had to fight for their lives and their place in this country. My heritage is about being able to take those blows and continue to stand our ground, to exist and resist. That’s what I’ve witnessed growing up, and it has motivated and empowered me in my HIV-related work.
A New York family court issued a decision last week affirming that married lesbian couples continue to be entitled to second parent adoptions to give added security to their children, who already are entitled to have both spouses recognized as their parents.