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Lambda Legal: Transgender Students Should Get to Use Restrooms While Case Proceeds

(Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 1, 2016) – Today Lambda Legal argued in federal district court that the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh should immediately suspend enforcement of a discriminatory policy that singles out transgender students and prevents them from using restrooms that match who they are. The school’s new rule – which reversed a longstanding, effective and inclusive restroom practice in the district – has sparked outrage nationwide and led three transgender students to file a lawsuit against the school district in federal court last month.

Team Challenging North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case on Virginia High School Discriminatory Restroom Policy

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it will hear a case brought by the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia that adopted a discriminatory restroom policy that segregates transgender students from their peers and bars high school senior Gavin Grimm from using the restroom that matches his gender.

Lambda Legal Asks Court to Block Pine-Richland High School’s New Restroom Policy Targeting Transgender Students

(Pittsburgh, PA, October 20, 2016) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in federal court to immediately halt a discriminatory policy passed by the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, which singles out transgender students and prevents them from using restrooms that match who they are. The school’s new rule – which reversed a longstanding, effective and inclusive bathroom policy – has sparked outrage nationwide and led three transgender students to file a lawsuit against the school district in federal court this month.

Lambda Legal, ACLU File Opening Brief in Appeal to Protect All Transgender People Harmed by Discriminatory H.B. 2

RICHMOND – LGBT rights groups challenging the North Carolina law that bans transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity yesterday filed their opening brief on appeal requesting that the preliminary injunction in the case be broadened to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination.

Lambda Legal Files Suit against Suburban Pittsburgh School District for Discriminating Against Transgender Students

(New York, October 6, 2016) — Lambda Legal today filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for implementing a new policy on restroom and locker room access that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment.

White House Hosts Historic Meeting on LGBTQ People and People Living with HIV in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

September 20, 2016 (Washington, DC) — Today the White House hosted 150 formerly incarcerated LGBTQ people, policymakers & advocates to discuss unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the criminal legal system.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Statement on H.B. 2 Developments

CHARLOTTE – The ACLU and Lambda Legal today called on Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislative leaders to stop playing games and repeal H.B. 2, the state law that bans many transgender people from appropriate restrooms and prohibits local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people.

Lambda Legal Condemns Suburban Pittsburgh School District Vote to Discriminate Against Transgender Students

(New York, September 13, 2016) — 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 Urges Georgia Appeals Court to Grant Name Change for Second Transgender Man

(Atlanta, September 8, 2016) — 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. Lambda Legal is handling both appeals.

ACLU, Lambda Legal Seek Greater Relief for Transgender North Carolinians Harmed by H.B. 2

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – LGBT rights groups challenging North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the state law that bans many transgender people from restrooms that match their gender, today announced they will appeal part of a Friday district court ruling in order to seek broader relief for all transgender people in North Carolina before the case heads to a full trial.

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