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Lambda Legal: “Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is un-American”

(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.

Lambda Legal: Tom Price Would Endanger Health of LGBT People and People Living with HIV

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:

Lambda Legal will Appeal Case on Behalf of Lesbian Harassed in Senior Housing Facility

(Chicago, IL, January 18, 2017) – Lambda Legal announced today that it will appeal its case on behalf of Marsha Wetzel, a lesbian woman harassed at her senior housing facility, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Glen St. Andrew Living Community’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

Statement on Betsy DeVos's Confirmation Hearings

As Congress begins hearings on Betsy DeVos's nomination to be the U.S. Secretary of Education, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation’s leading nonprofit legal organization working for LGBT rights, provided the following statement:

"Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students contact Lambda Legal every day to seek help being safe at school. We need a Secretary of Education who will make schools safe for all students, and who won’t tolerate bullying – by peers, parents or school administrators.

Attack on Affordable Care Act: Lambda Legal Urges Action to Save Lives

The Senate prepares to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Lambda Legal: Jeff Sessions Would Put LGBT Rights at Grave Risk if Confirmed

New York – Ahead of congressional hearings beginning on Jeff Sessions’ nomination to become 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:

“Senator Jeff Sessions has shown over and over how much he disdains LGBT people. He:

Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Against NJ Catholic Hospital that Denied Care to Transgender Man

(NEWARK, NJ, January 5, 2017) – Today Lambda Legal announced it has filed a federal lawsuit against St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Paterson, New Jersey, after the hospital refused to allow Jionni Conforti’s surgeon to perform a routine hysterectomy because Jionni is transgender.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Condemn North Carolina Lawmakers’ Failure to Repeal H.B. 2

RALEIGH –The North Carolina legislature today convened for a special session where it failed to pass a bill repealing H.B. 2, the state’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.

30-Year Sentence Thrown Out: Court Orders New Trial for HIV-Positive Man Accused Under Outdated Criminal Law

(St. Louis, December 20, 2016) — Today, the Missouri Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision and granted a new trial to Michael Johnson, an HIV-positive black gay man, who is currently serving 30 years in prison under an out-of-date law that criminalizes the sexual conduct of people living with HIV.

ACLU and Lambda Legal Comment on Expected Vote to Repeal HB2

RALEIGH – The Charlotte City Council voted today to repeal their LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in a move that could lead to the repeal of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, H.B. 2.