Today, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of North Carolina, joined by counsel from the law firm of Jenner & Block, announced they have added three new plaintiffs - a transgender student and a married lesbian couple - to the federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, HB 2.
Lambda Legal joined a diverse coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor and social service groups led by the National Immigration Law Center in a brief urging the Supreme Court to lift the injunction that blocked the implementation of the executive actions that would positively impact the lives of millions of immigrants.
Tonight at the Pine-Richland School District school board meeting Lambda Legal attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan will stand with transgender students and their parents if recently proposed discriminatory policies are discussed.
Last year, my school’s GSA decided to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence because we believed that it sent a very important message about the oppression that the LGBTQ+ community faces every day. We wanted to publicize the event in our school with posters and PA system announcements because we believed that anyone in our school not involved with the club should have a right to participate as well—but our administration wouldn’t allow it.
Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed for the second time that Puerto Rico’s ban on marriage for LGBT people is unconstitutional and ordered the case be reassigned to a new judge, District Court Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí issued a judgment striking down that ban.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit today once again affirmed that Puerto Rico’s marriage ban is unconstitutional and ordered the District Court of Puerto Rico to enter judgment in favor of Lambda Legal’s plaintiffs and, in light of the egregious disregard of its prior order, ordered that the case be reassigned to a different district court judge.
The University of North Carolina system today announced that it has chosen to follow House Bill 2, a sweeping anti-LGBT law that would prevent transgender students, employees, and visitors from using the restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.
April 15th is GLSEN's annual Day of Silence. A powerful annual expression of strength and solidarity, this year this witness takes place as elected representatives in North Carolina, Mississippi and elsewhere move aggressively to enact hateful anti-LGBTQ legislation that will serve only to heighten the very anti-LGBTQ bullying that Day of Silence seeks to combat.
On April 5, 2016, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed HB1523, an anti-LGBT bill that invites a broad range of individuals, private businesses, and medical and social services agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs about marriage, non-marital sexual relationships, and conformity with gender stereotypes. This FAQ is designed to help answer questions about this new law.