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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.

Lambda Legal Seeks Rehearing by Full Seventh Circuit Court in Ivy Tech Employment Discrimination Case

(Chicago, IL, August 25, 2016) – Today, Lambda Legal filed a petition seeking a rehearing by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of Kimberly Hively, an instructor who was repeatedly denied promotions, full-time employment and ultimately fired from Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana because she is a lesbian.

Federal Court Blocks North Carolina From Enforcing Anti-Transgender Law, H.B. 2, Against Transgender Plaintiffs While Lawsuit Proceeds

RALEIGH, N.C. —A federal court today granted a request to stop the University of North Carolina from enforcing H.B. 2, the state law that bans many transgender people from restrooms that match their gender identity, against three transgender individuals who are challenging the law in court. In granting the preliminary injunction, the court found that the challengers are likely to succeed in their argument that the law violates Title IX.

Lambda Legal Honors NCAA for Leadership in Fight for LGBT Civil Rights in Indiana and Nation-wide

(Indianapolis, IN, August, 24, 2016) — On Friday, September 16, Lambda Legal will honor the NCAA at its annual Indiana Benefit, the largest annual LGBT civil rights event in the state, in recognition of the NCAA’s leadership in promoting fairness and equality for LGBT people in the Hoosier state and throughout the country.

Lambda Legal Welcomes Nancy Marcus as New Senior Staff Attorney in Western Regional Office

(Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 2016) – Lambda Legal announced today Nancy Marcus has joined the organization as Law and Policy Project Senior Staff Attorney, working out of its Western Regional Office in Los Angeles.

District Court Issues Injunction Against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

(Fort Worth, TX – August 22, 2016) – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling came in the multi-state lawsuit, Texas v. United States.

Lambda Legal Sues Missouri Department of Corrections and Corizon Health Inc. for Denying Health Care to Incarcerated Transgender Woman

(St. Louis, MO, August 22, 2016) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Jessica Hicklin, a 37-year-old transgender woman incarcerated at the Potosi Correctional Center, a facility for male inmates, in Mineral Point, Missouri. The case challenges a Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) “freeze-frame” policy that bars access to hormone therapy for inmates and others in custody if they were not receiving treatment prior to incarceration.

Federal Bulletin on Transgender Bathroom Access in Federal Buildings a ‘Win for Equality & Dignity’

New York, NY – Following the news that the United States General Services Administration (GSA) will issue a bulletin this week clarifying that transgender people working in or visiting thousands of federally operated facilities be allowed to use restrooms in accordance with their gender identity, Lambda Legal Transgender Rights Project Director Dru Levasseur issued the following statement:

District Court Hears Challenge to Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Students and Employees

(FORT WORTH, Texas) – Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to reject an effort to block the Obama administration’s interpretations of several federal laws pending trial in Texas v. United States, including federal guidance advising public school districts across the country that the federal Departments of Justice and Education believe that transgender students should be allowed to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Georgia Advocates Launch New Tool to Monitor Discrimination Against Transgender Students

(Atlanta, GA, August 8, 2016) – As Georgia students return to school, five LGBT advocacy groups have introduced a new resource called the Georgia Transgender Student Rights Watch.

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