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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.

Victory! Wisconsin Court Orders Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

(Madison, WI, September 14, 2016) – Today, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the state of Wisconsin must issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples, including the son of Lambda Legal clients Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple.

Lambda Legal Condemns Suburban Pittsburgh School District Vote to Discriminate Against Transgender Students

(New York, September 13, 2016) — Lambda Legal today condemned last night’s 5-4 vote by the Pine-Richland School District school board in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to implement a new policy on restroom and locker room access that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment.

Lambda Legal Urges Georgia Appeals Court to Grant Name Change for Second Transgender Man

(Atlanta, September 8, 2016) — Lambda Legal filed a brief today in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of Andrew Baumert, a transgender man whose petition to legally change his name was denied by the same trial court that denied Rowan Feldhaus’s name change in June. Lambda Legal is handling both appeals.