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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 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 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. 


House Rules Committee Voting on Anti-Transgender National Defense Authorization Act Amendment

Lambda Legal issued the following statement in response to an amendment introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) onto the National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday evening.

Lambda Legal Sues Jacksonville School District for Discriminating Against Transgender Student

(Jacksonville, June 28, 2017) —Lambda Legal today filed a federal discrimination lawsuit in the Middle District of Florida against the St. Johns County School Board in St. Augustine, FL, near Jacksonville, on behalf of Drew Adams, a 16-year-old boy, who is being denied access to the boys’ restroom because he is transgender.

Lambda Legal Urges Court to Strike Down Puerto Rico’s Policy Denying Transgender People Accurate Birth Certificates

(San Juan, PR, June 26, 2017) – Today, Lambda Legal filed papers urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para [email protected]

Lambda Legal Condemns Appointment of Abstinence-Only Leader to Key Position in Department of Health and Human Services

(Washington, DC, June 6, 2017) – Today, Valerie Huber, a leader in the movement against science-based and honest sex education in schools was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services. 

Lambda Legal to Texas Legislature: Don’t Tempt Us to Sue You

(Austin, TX – June 6, 2017) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today announced he would be calling the Texas legislature into special session July 18 to complete unfinished business on the state budget. Inexplicably, among 18 other measures, Gov. Abbott also announced he would be including on the agenda for the special session reconsideration of misguided legislation driven by baseless fearmongering about transgender schoolchildren simply using the bathroom that matches who they are. Anti-LGBT legislation along these lines has been a key focus of Texas Lt. Gov.

Lambda Legal Commends Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for Guidance Protecting LGBTQ People, Urges Adoption of Formal Rules

(May 30, 2017, Philadelphia, PA) – On Friday, Lambda Legal submitted comments to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission regarding proposed guidance concerning protections for LGBTQ people under Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, and urged the Commission to adopt rules and regulations barring sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.