Today the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Lambda Legal’s case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was harassed, punished and eventually forced to leave her job because she is a lesbian. This case, Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, has the potential to change the landscape for LGBT employees across the country.
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: