As President Obama marks his last Constitution Day in office, he can be proud of his record for nominating more diverse judges than his predecessors. In reaching milestones like adding 11 openly gay or lesbian judges, the President no doubt drew inspiration from a portrait that hangs in the Oval Office.
Lambda Legal today condemned last night’s 5-4 vote by the Pine-Richland School District school board in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to implement a new policy on restroom and locker room access that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment.
Lambda Legal filed a brief today in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of Andrew Baumert, a transgender man whose petition to legally change his name was denied by the same trial court that denied Rowan Feldhaus’s name change in June.
For transgender students nationwide, last month may have seemed bleak. Court decisions handed down in Texas and North Carolina on the rights of transgender students to use the correct restrooms were a bit confusing, to say the least. In response, Lambda Legal has come up with a clear guide to help students and schools cut through the noise – and understand how these decisions affect them.
Today the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that non-biological, non-married, non-adoptive parents can seek custody and visitation of children who were born into their relationships with the consent of the child’s biological parent.