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Lambda Legal Celebrates Key Victory Affirming LGBT Rights in Flower Shop Discrimination Case

(Seattle, Washington, February 16, 2016) –The Washington Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling rejecting an attempt to create an LGBT exception to Washington State’s non-discrimination law. The court unanimously rejected the arguments of a florist who refused on religious grounds to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding.

Victory! Court Rules that South Carolina Violates Right to Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

(Greenville, SC, February 16, 2016) – A U.S. District Court in South Carolina ruled yesterday that the state violates the Constitution by denying accurate birth certificates for children of married same-sex couples. The ruling is a victory for Lambda Legal and South Carolina Equality clients Casy and Jacqueline Carson, a married lesbian couple, and their twins, who were issued birth certificates listing only Jacquie, and treating Casy like a legal stranger to her own children.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal H.B. 2, Expand LGBT Protections

RALEIGH —North Carolina House representatives today introduced a bill that would fully repeal the state’s anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2, and expand state nondiscrimination laws for housing, employment, credit, insurance, public accommodations and education to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians.

Victory! Lambda Legal and EEOC Win Settlement for Healthcare Worker Fired for Being HIV Positive

(Austin, TX, February 9, 2017) – Yesterday, a federal judge in Texas approved a settlement secured by Lambda Legal and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Michael Janssen, a certified nursing assistant fired in 2013 by Granite Mesa Health Center in Marble Falls, Texas, after he disclosed he was living with HIV.

Lambda Legal: Jeff Sessions Is a Dire Threat to Our Civil Rights

New York, NY – Following the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for LGBT rights, released the following statement.

Lambda Legal Secures Favorable Settlement for HIV-Positive Flight Paramedic

Today, Lambda Legal resolved a federal discrimination lawsuit involving Air Evac Lifeteam, and its employee Clinton “Clint” Moore, who was removed from his job as a flight paramedic after disclosing his HIV-positive status.

Lambda Legal Warns Trump: “Reported Executive Order would be an attack on LGBT people and all Americans who love liberty”

(NEW YORK, February 2, 2017) — Reports indicate that President Trump may issue an Executive Order that will encourage sweeping discrimination against LGBT people and women.

Top DOJ Lawyer Joins Lambda Legal

(New York, February 2, 2017) — Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sharon McGowan, a top attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, as the organization’s new Director of Strategy.

Lambda Legal Reaches Settlement with California Barbershop that Discriminated Against Transgender Client

(Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2017) – Lambda Legal today announced it has reached a settlement with a southern California barbershop that turned away Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, based on claimed religious objections to serving customers not perceived as male.

Lambda Legal Says “No” To Gorsuch Nomination: “Unacceptable, Hostile Record Towards LGBT People”

(New York, January 31, 2017) — Following President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court today, Lambda Legal took the difficult step of formally opposing his nomination, citing his record of hostility towards LGBT people and other marginalized communities.

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