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Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief on behalf of LGBT organizations including Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, National LGBT Bar Association, National Trans Bar Association, and Transgender Law Center in support of Kathrine Jett's petition for rehearing en banc at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Amici are asking the court to remove the harmful and disrespectful language in its opinion from January 15, 2020, which denies Ms. Jett's request to be referred to consistently with her gender identity and is an advisory opinion which makes inappropriate factual determinations and legal conclusions.
Lambda Legal and Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit on behalf of three organizations serving vulnerable populations — Family Equality, True Colors United, and SAGE — against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its unlawful November 2019 announcement that it would stop enforcing anti-discrimination protections against federal grantees that deny services to, or otherwise discriminate against, individuals. The administration's unlawful action endangers already vulnerable populations, especially as the country confronts the coronavirus pandemic.
Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, along with private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson, Brazil & Burke, and law professor Clifford Rosky, filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South Carolina statute that prohibits public school health education from including any discussion of same-sex relationships except in the context of sexually transmitted diseases.
Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Michigan filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Jeffrey Martin Six in support of his appeal. Jeffrey Six appealed his conviction for a violation of his constitutional right to a fair and impartial jury due to the trial court’s refusal to allow any voir dire on anti-LGBT bias despite defense counsel’s request to do so and its knowledge that his defense would be based on his assertion that his former partner committed the crime.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging New York State’s policy categorically prohibiting transgender minors from correcting the sex designation on their birth certificates – a critically important document for transgender people seeking to navigate through life with accurate government documents.
Lambda Legal, with Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Maryland against the U.S. Department of State for refusing to recognize the citizenship of Kessem Kiviti, the daughter of married U.S. citizens Roee and Adiel Kiviti. The Department of State’s policy treats the children of U.S. citizens in same-sex marriages as “born out of wedlock,” unconstitutionally stripping these children of their citizenship and inappropriately adding a “biological relationship” requirement to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Lambda Legal, with Immigration Equality, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the U.S. Department of State for refusing to recognize the citizenship of Simone Mize-Gregg, the daughter of U.S. citizens Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg. The Department of State’s policy treats the children of U.S. citizens in same-sex marriages as “born out of wedlock,” unconstitutionally stripping these children of their citizenship and inappropriately adding a “biological relationship” requirement to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Lambda Legal, the ACLU, ACLU of South Carolina, and South Carolina Equality Coalition are suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, who were turned away by a government-funded foster care agency for failing to meet the agency’s religious criteria, which exclude prospective foster parents who are not evangelical Protestant Christian or who are same-sex couples of any faith.
Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Denial-of-Care” Rule.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit to compel the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release information about their communications with anti-LGBTQ organizations and decisions pertaining to the health care and well-being of LGBTQ people, including the alleged suspension of the publication and implementation of LGBTQ nondiscrimination rules and regulations.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four transgender Tennesseeans seeking to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their Tennessee birth certificates.

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