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Lambda Legal Applauds City Council Vote to Strike ID Requirement from Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

(Chicago, IL, June 22, 2016) – Today, the Chicago City Council voted to strike a provision of the city’s Human Rights Ordinance that requires patrons to show government-issued identification upon request in order to access public facilities such as restrooms.

Two Lambda Legal Fellows to Be Honored by the Windy City Times

(June 22, 2016, Chicago, IL) – Lambda Legal Tyron Garner Fellow, Aisha N. Davis and Skadden Fellow Kara Ingelhart have been named Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honorees.

Lambda Legal Urges Court to Rule in Florida Case Seeking Accurate Death Certificates

(Miami June 20, 2016) – Lambda Legal today announced it has filed papers with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida asking the court for a swift end to the harm and indignity that Florida same-sex spouses, like gay widowers Hal Birchfield and Paul Mocko, face when denied accurate death certificates that acknowledge they were married and recognize them as surviving spouses.

Lambda Legal Statement on Tragedy in Orlando

Sunday, June 12, 2016 (New York) – In response to the tragic attack on patrons in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, Lambda Legal Acting Executive Director Fran Goldstein issued the following statement:

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

(Augusta, GA) — Lambda Legal filed a brief today in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of Rowan Feldhaus, a transgender man whose petition to legally change his name to reflect his gender identity was denied by a trial court.

Lambda Legal Urges City Council to Strike ID Requirement from Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

(Chicago, IL, June 8, 2016) – Today, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Young Adults, Teens and Children Program Strategist for Lambda Legal, testified before the Chicago City Council’s Commission on Human Relations in support of an amendment striking a provision of the city’s Human Rights Ordinance that requires people to use public facilities in Chicago that match the sex marker on their government-issued identification.

“Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America” to Hit Bookstores June 14

(June 7, 2016, New York, NY) – Just in time to celebrate the first anniversary of winning marriage for same-sex couples nationwide, “Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America” will hit bookstore shelves on June 14, 2016.

LGBT Advocates Issue Revised Guidelines for Hospitals Treating Transgender Patients

(New York, NY, May 25, 2016) - Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, and Proskauer Rose LLP, today released an update to their ground-breaking 2013 publication that provided guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Lambda Legal Weighs Options as Texas and Other States Sue Federal Government for Protecting Transgender People

(Dallas, May 25, 2016) – Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas and other states and officials have filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s recently released guidance to schools across the country clarifying that federal law already prohibits discrimination against students based on gender identity. Paul D. Castillo, Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s South Central Regional Office in Dallas, issued the following statement

Lambda Legal Sues California Barbershop for Refusing to Serve Transgender Customer

(Los Angeles, CA, May 25, 2016) – Lambda Legal and the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson today filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court against a southern California barbershop alleging the business violated California’s civil rights laws when it denied Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, a haircut based on religious objections to serving customers who are female or perceived as female.