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Lambda Legal Urges Governor Walker To Appoint a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Who Will Apply Constitution Equally

(New York, NY, May 18, 2016) – Yesterday, Lambda Legal sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker regarding his upcoming appointment of a new Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. Eric Lesh, Director of Lambda Legal’s Fair Court’s Project issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Do No Harm Act

As Hobby Lobby, the recent non-decision in Zubik and the cascade of state-level discriminatory and distortive religious exemption bills demonstrate, the federal RFRA law absolutely needs this clarification.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Court to Block Enforcement of North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender Law

RALEIGH, N.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today asked a federal court to order an immediate halt to enforcement of a North Carolina law that targets transgender people for discrimination in single-sex facilities.

HHS Issues New Rules Confirming Ban on Health Care and Insurance Discrimination against LGBT People

(May 13, 2016, New York, NY) – The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today finalized new rules confirming that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are protected against health care discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center Petition VA to Provide Surgery for Transgender Veterans

(Washington, D.C., May 10, 2016) –Late yesterday, Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center, with co-counsel WilmerHale, petitioned with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to change the rule that categorically excludes transition-related surgery for transgender veterans. The petition was filed on behalf of two individual veterans, Dee Fulcher and Gio Silva, and a group representing transgender veterans, the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA).

ACLU and Lambda Legal Statement on North Carolina’s Lawsuit Against Federal Government

RALEIGH – North Carolina Gov. McCrory today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice that asks a federal court to determine that House Bill 2, the discriminatory law that removes local legal protections for LGBT people and prohibits transgender people from using public facilities that correspond to their gender identity, does not violate civil rights laws.

ACLU and Lambda Legal Applaud DOJ Lawsuit Against North Carolina on HB 2

RALEIGH: The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against North Carolina and Governor McCrory for violating Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act just hours after North Carolina Gov. McCrory filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice that asks a federal court to determine that House Bill 2, the discriminatory law that removes local legal protections for LGBT people and prohibits transgender people from using public facilities that correspond to their gender identity, does not violate civil rights laws.

U.S. Justice Department: North Carolina’s HB 2 Violates Civil Rights Act

RALEIGH – The U.S. Department of Justice today notified North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory that HB 2, the sweeping anti-LGBT law that prevents transgender students, employees, and visitors from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, has placed the state in violation of Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act.

Lambda Legal Applauds New Chicago Public Schools Guidelines for Transgender Students, Staff and Adults

(Chicago, IL, May 3, 2016)—Today, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced new guidelines aimed at providing a more inclusive and welcoming environment for transgender students, employees and adults, including specific language establishing that transgender people have equal access to the facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

Lambda Legal Announces the Appointment of Rachel B. Tiven as CEO

(New York, NY) May 2, 2016 – Today, the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal – the nation's oldest legal organization fighting for equality on behalf of LGBT people and those living with HIV – announced that it has voted unanimously to appoint Rachel B. Tiven as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. 

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