Mississippi civil rights attorney Rob McDuff, along with Mississippi Center for Justice and Lambda Legal, today argued before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that it should leave in place a federal district court injunction against House Bill 1523, Mississippi’s discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation.
Today, Lambda Legal filed a petition seeking a rehearing by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was harassed at work and effectively terminated from her job because she is a lesbian and doesn’t conform to gender norms in her appearance and demeanor.
RALEIGH. — Groups that are representing LGBT North Carolinians in a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s House Bill 2 today denounced a last-minute proposal from General Assembly leaders that would repeal the anti-LGBT law in name only while still including provisions that would enshrine discriminatory measures into state law.
(Washington D.C. March 27, 2017) – The White House today issued an Executive Order rescinding an Obama era Executive Order 13673 which required companies that want to do business with the federal government to disclose whether they have been liable for discriminating against people, including against LGBT people. The now-rescinded Executive Order also instructed federal officials to take into account a company’s history of violating labor laws when awarding contracts.
Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement in response:
(Austin, TX, March 15, 2017) – The Texas State Senate today approved SB6, a discriminatory anti-LGBT bill similar to North Carolina’s HB2 that singles out LGBT Texans for discriminatory treatment, blocks Texas municipalities from enacting local nondiscrimination protections for LGBT individuals, and voids those local protections now on the books. Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel and Director of Law and Policy for Lambda Legal, issued the following statement:
(Atlanta, March 10, 2017) — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit largely affirmed a lower district court’s ruling dismissing the lawsuit of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was targeted for harassment and effectively terminated from her job at Georgia Regional Hospital because she is a lesbian and didn’t conform to gender norms in her appearance and demeanor.
(Washington, DC, March 2, 2017) — Today, Lambda Legal and the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., the appeal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruling that Gloucester County School Board’s discriminatory restroom policy segregating transgender students from their peers is unlawful.