Lambda Legal sent an open letter to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and leaders of the Indiana House and Senate urging them to include sexual orientation and gender identity to the existing categories that enjoy protection from discrimination under Indiana law.
Lambda Legal has debuted one of its newest resources, “Know Your Rights in Court” on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and people living with HIV when navigating the court system. The hub is accompanied by an interactive video, in which Lambda Legal Fair Courts Project Director Eric Lesh helps answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
Lambda Legal announced a series of events it is hosting, co-hosting or participating in to mark Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 16-20). Focusing on themes of both remembrance and resilience, these national events highlight the wealth of experiences and perspectives of transgender people, as well as the work of our partners and allies.
Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Le Roy Central School District urging the school board to adopt inclusive bathroom policies that are consistent with the District’s current practice of respecting the gender identity of its students and in line with federal and state law.
Today, Houston voters went to the polls and rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), defeating a citywide ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of race, age, gender, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or military status.
Late yesterday, Lambda Legal joined the National Women’s Law Center and other allied organizations in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court for the second time challenging the use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.