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Lambda Legal Applauds Swift Senate Action on the Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act

“The Respect for Marriage Act truly will help LGBTQ Americans build and secure their families free from the threats of a renegade Supreme Court and discriminatory state leaders.”

Lambda Legal to Challenge Discriminatory Military Service Policy Preventing People Living with HIV from Enlisting in U.S. Armed Forces

Today, Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge to the U.S. Military policy that prevents people living with HIV from enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces. The discriminatory policy requires that applicants for appointment and enlistment, as well as individuals being inducted into military Services, be screened for HIV and denied entry if they test positive.  

Judge Refuses to Block Florida Law Known as “Don’t Say Gay or Trans”

Yesterday, a U.S. District Court refused to halt Florida’s enacted House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” law, and dismissed the case altogether, but is allowing the plaintiffs an opportunity to file an amended complaint by November 3. The law bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3 and restricts such discussions for students through grade 12 based on undefined standards of appropriateness.

Lambda Legal Appoints Jennifer C. Pizer Permanent Chief Legal Officer

Today, Lambda Legal announced that Jennifer C. Pizer has been named permanent Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Pizer has served as the organization’s acting CLO since June, leading a department of twenty-six attorneys and eleven paraprofessionals with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. 

VICTORY! Prince George’s County Board of Ed Agrees to Policy Changes to Protect LGBTQ+ Students and School Staff after Lawsuit

The settlement, including monetary compensation, comes in a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and Arnold & Porter on behalf of a transgender Prince George’s County Public School teacher who suffered years of discrimination, harassment, and abuse.

Texas Court Expands Injunction Blocking State From Targeting Families of Trans Youth Who Are Members of PFLAG National

The Travis County District Court issued a third injunction today blocking the State of Texas from implementing a directive targeting trans youth and their families across Texas. The directive ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent transgender children with medically necessary healthcare.

Transgender Public School Students Sue to Block Discriminatory Oklahoma School Facilities Law

Lambda Legal, the ACLU, and the ACLU of Oklahoma have brought a legal challenge on behalf of three transgender students to S.B. 615, which bans all transgender students in Oklahoma from using school restrooms consistent with their gender identity.

LGBTQ+ and Health Groups Sue to Block Florida’s Anti-Transgender Medicaid Health Care Rule

“We are concerned about the message the State of Florida is sending to young transgender people like our daughter by excluding them from the Medicaid coverage.”