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Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Nondiscrimination Bill in Congress 07/23/2015

(Washington, D.C., July 23, 2015)—Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, together with lead co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), introduced the Equality Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, and jury service.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Housing | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Teens & Young Adults | Transgender Rights | Youth and Schools | Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Lambda Legal Responds to New ICE Guidance on Treatment of Transgender Detainees 06/30/2015

(New York, NY, June 30, 2015) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this month issued expanded guidelines on the treatment of transgender immigrants currently detained in ICE facilities.

Transgender Rights
Prison Rape Elimination Act: Lambda Legal Welcomes Strengthened Commitment From Texas Governor to Comply With PREA 06/12/2015

(New York, NY – June 12, 2015) On Thursday, June 11th, Lambda Legal learned that the Department of Justice had accepted a new letter from Texas Governor Gregory Abbott certifying that Texas would take a more serious approach to implementing the standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Responds After DOJ Rejects Texas Governor’s Assurance of PREA Compliance 05/22/2015

(New York, NY – May 22, 2015) According to news reports, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected Texas’s assurance that it will work to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards.

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Commends Texas Governor’s Decision to Comply with PREA 05/21/2015

(New York, NY, May 21, 2015) –Texas Governor Gregory Abbott has assured U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Texas will take steps to comply with the standards set by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Responds to Proposed Change in Blood Donation Policy with Call for Real Reform 05/12/2015

(Washington, May 12, 2015) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced proposed guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men (MSM) to a one year ban.

Health Care Fairness | HIV | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Proud to Be Part of Peabody-Winning NPR Special on Transgender Families 04/21/2015

(New York, NY – April 21, 2015) – A September 2014 NPR special on transgender families that featured Robina Asti, a 94-year-old transgender woman who worked with Lambda Legal to successfully challenge the Social Security Administration, has won a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.

Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Congratulates Crispin Torres For Being Named To The Trans 100 03/31/2015

(New York, NY – March 30, 2015) Lambda Legal is proud to announce today that Crispin Torres, Community Educator in Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office, has been named to the Trans 100.

Transgender Rights
Victory! Texas Prison Officials Agree to Place Lambda Legal Transgender Client Passion Star in Safekeeping 03/30/2015

“At last Texas officials have taken appropriate and long-overdue steps to protect our client.”

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights
Lambda Legal Files Emergency Papers Seeking Safekeeping for Transgender Woman in Texas Prison 03/04/2015

Houston, TX (March 4, 2015) – Late last night Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that the court compel the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to place Passion Star, a transgender woman currently incarcerated in TDCJ’s male facilities, in safekeeping to protect her from further sexual assault and threats to her life.  

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Transgender Rights

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