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Press Releases

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We Stand United Against Racism – Lambda Legal Responds to Violence in Charlottesville

In response to the racist violence that shook in Charlottesville, VA, Friday and Saturday, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Sues Houston to Defend Benefits for City Employees’ Same-Sex Spouses

(Houston, August 10, 2017) — Lambda Legal and co-counsel Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of three married couples against Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston to preserve health coverage and other benefits for the same-sex spouses of city employees.

Lambda Legal Reacts to Reported Guidance on Transgender Military Ban: “See you in court, President Trump”

(New York, August 5, 2017) -- The Trump administration reportedly has finalized its transgender military ban policy.

Lambda Legal Attorney Eric Lesh Honored by National LGBT Bar Association

(New York, August 3, 2017) – The National LGBT Bar Association today named Lambda Legal Fair Courts Project Director Eric Lesh to its annual list of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

Lambda Legal Blasts Trump and the DOJ Over Plans to Undermine and Sabotage Affirmative Action Policies, Dismantling Civil Rights Progress and Targeting of People of Color

Today, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven blasted the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over new reports revealing plans to undermine and attack affirmative action policies.

Lambda Legal Lawsuit Forces End to School District Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy

(Pittsburgh, PA, July 25, 2017) — Lambda Legal today announced it has reached a settlement with the Pine-Richland School District, forcing the district to end a discriminatory, anti-transgender policy that prevented transgender students from using the bathroom that matches who they are.

Lambda Legal’s Camilla Taylor Named One of Crain’s Chicago “Most Influential Woman Lawyers”

(Chicago, IL, July 31, 2017)—Crain’s Chicago Business today announced the selection of Lambda Legal Senior Counsel, Camilla Taylor, as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago. Lambda Legal congratulates Camilla Taylor on this special recognition.

Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN: We Will Sue in a Heartbeat if Tweet Becomes Policy

(New York City, July 26, 2017) – Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today promised to take immediate legal action to protect transgender service members and recruits should President Donald Trump follow through on his early morning tweet threatening to ban transgender military service.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Challenge Fake Repeal of North Carolina’s Discriminatory HB 2

(Raleigh, July 21 2017) - Today, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of North Carolina announced they have taken steps to expand the federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law HB 2 to include a challenge to its discriminatory replacement, HB 142, which left many of the harms caused by HB 2 in place.  The advocacy groups also added two LGBT North Carolinians to the case. 


Lambda Legal Condemns Confirmation of John K. Bush to Federal Bench, Vows to Continue Fighting Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominees Poised for Lifetime Appointments

(Washington D.C, July 20, 2017) - Today, the United States Senate confirmed John Kenneth Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a 51 to 47 vote, along party lines. Bush’s writings and statements throughout his career in regards to fundamental rights have illustrated contempt for the rights of LGBT Americans, women, and all people living with HIV.