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Lambda Legal, ACLU File Opening Brief in Appeal to Protect All Transgender People Harmed by Discriminatory H.B. 2

RICHMOND – LGBT rights groups challenging the North Carolina law that bans transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity yesterday filed their opening brief on appeal requesting that the preliminary injunction in the case be broadened to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination.

Lambda Legal Applauds New York Court Ruling Affirming Adoption Rights for Married Same-Sex Couples

"So long as uncertainty persists in this country and abroad about the status of children conceived by same-sex couples using assisted reproduction, children’s best interests are served through second parent adoptions confirming what already should be crystal clear everywhere: the legal parental status of the second non-biological parent.”

Full Seventh Circuit Agrees to Rehear Lambda Legal’s Indiana Employment Discrimination Case

(Chicago, IL, October 11 , 2016) – The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today granted en banc review in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, meaning that the entire court will hear the employment discrimination appeal of Lambda Legal’s client, Kimberly Hively.

Lambda Legal Honors New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with 2016 Partners for Equality Award

(New Orleans, October 7, 2016) – Lambda Legal's South Central Regional office announced today that it will award its 2016 Partners for Equality Award to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at a reception in the city on Wednesday, October 19.

Lambda Legal Files Suit against Suburban Pittsburgh School District for Discriminating Against Transgender Students

(New York, October 6, 2016) — Lambda Legal today filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for implementing a new policy on restroom and locker room access that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment.

Lambda Legal Commends Suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore

(Montgomery, September 30, 2016) — The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued an order today suspending Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term after a unanimous vote of the nine-member board.

Lambda Legal Report Finds Judicial Elections and Lack of Diversity on State Courts Threaten LGBT Rights

(New York, NY) – A new report published today, Justice Out of Balance, finds that the election of judges and stunning lack of diversity on state courts threaten the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

White House Hosts Historic Meeting on LGBTQ People and People Living with HIV in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

September 20, 2016 (Washington, DC) — Today the White House hosted 150 formerly incarcerated LGBTQ people, policymakers & advocates to discuss unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the criminal legal system.

Lambda Legal Celebrates Annual Atlanta Reception

(Atlanta, September 19, 2016) —Yesterday, Lambda Legal hosted its annual Atlanta reception at the Wimbish House where new CEO Rachel B. Tiven was the featured speaker. At the event, Lambda Legal announced that the estate of Atlanta philanthropist Loyd Clifton Lietch had bequeathed $250,000 to the organization.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Statement on H.B. 2 Developments

CHARLOTTE – The ACLU and Lambda Legal today called on Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislative leaders to stop playing games and repeal H.B. 2, the state law that bans many transgender people from appropriate restrooms and prohibits local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people.