Yesterday, Lambda Legal hosted its annual Atlanta reception at the Wimbish House where new CEO Rachel B. Tiven was the featured speaker. At the event, Lambda Legal announced that the estate of Atlanta philanthropist Loyd Clifton Lietch had bequeathed $250,000 to the organization.
Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations late yesterday filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the multi-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s guidance regarding public school districts’ responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students.
Lambda Legal filed a brief today in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of Rowan Feldhaus, a transgender man whose petition to legally change his name to reflect his gender identity was denied by a trial court.
Today, Simone Bell, Lambda Legal Regional Director and former Georgia state representative, attended the Georgia Unites Against Discrimination rally against anti-LGBT bills that encourage discrimination. She delivered remarks on the steps of the capitol:
After the Georgia Senate passed the so-called "First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia (FADA)", Lambda Legal urged the House to reject HB 757. The anti-LGBT bill encourages private businesses, individuals and medical and social services agencies to discriminate against anyone in Georgia on religious grounds.
Today, Lambda Legal urged the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling and allow Jameka Evans to present her case alleging that Georgia Regional Hospital of Savannah harassed and punished her, eventually forcing her resignation, because she is a lesbian.