(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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
President Trump’s Executive Order targeting immigrants includes the line: “In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred…or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”
(New York, January 25, 2017) – Following the announcement of President Trump’s executive orders targeting immigrants and sanctuary cities, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement.
New York – As congressional hearings begin on Tom Price’s nomination to become Secretary for Health and Human Services, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for the rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV, released the following statement: