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Lambda Legal Celebrates Illinois Appellate Decision Vindicating Transgender Woman in Fight Against Hobby Lobby

“This decision is a win for all transgender people in Illinois and their right to be affirmed in their identities and to be treated with respect.”

MA Supreme Judicial Court Declares LGBTQ People Must Be Protected from Discrimination in Jury Selection, Reaffirms that Challenges to Discriminatory Strikes on the Basis of Race or Any Protected Class Must be Addressed Individually

The SJC also explicitly articulated for the first time that sexual orientation is a protected class for purposes of a Batson-Soares objection to peremptory challenges

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador and Champion for LGBTQ Rights, Jim Hormel

“Lambda Legal, our movement, and I have lost a great and irreplaceable friend, one I will truly and deeply miss.”

Lambda Legal Welcomes Kristine Kippins as New Deputy Legal Director for Policy

Lambda Legal today announces that Kristine Kippins has joined the organization as the new Deputy Legal Director for Policy, based in its Washington, D.C. office.

Tenth Circuit Affirms Federal Trial Court Ruling Rejecting Anti-LGBTQ License to Discriminate

“The appellate court today saw through ADF’s transparent and continuing effort to secure a ‘free to discriminate’ card to exempt 303 Creative from abiding by the laws all other Colorado businesses are expected to follow.”

VICTORY! Federal Court Blocks West Virginia Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

Today, a federal court ruled that 11-year-old Becky Pepper-Jackson must be allowed to try out for the girls’ cross-country and track teams at her school, blocking West Virginia from enforcing a law that bans transgender girls and women from participating in school sports. The ruling came in the lawsuit challenging the ban filed by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of West Virginia, and Cooley LLP.

11th Circuit Confirms Florida School District Policy that Denied Transgender Student Access to the Bathroom is Unconstitutional

Today, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released a revised opinion affirming a lower court ruling that a Florida high school policy that denied a transgender student access to the boys’ restrooms was unconstitutional. Lambda Legal filed the case four years ago on behalf of then-high school student Andrew Adams and his mother, Erica Adams Kasper, against the St. Johns County School Board. Lambda Legal Senior Counsel Tara Borelli issued the following statement:

"Stack the Deck Against Hate" Campaign Recycles Anti-Trans Bills into Sports Trading Cards to Celebrate, Advocate on Behalf of Trans Athletes

Lambda Legal and Campbell Ewald Join Coalition of Allies to Launch New Campaign to Fight Wave of Trans Sports Ban Legislation Introduced in More Than Half of States

Lambda Legal Applauds Supreme Court Rejection of Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption Case

“The Supreme Court here did what the justices should have done two years ago after Masterpiece Cakeshop: Reaffirm important, longstanding precedent and deny the case yet another hearing.”

BREAKING: State Department to Allow X Gender Markers on U.S. Passports

Lambda Legal Plaintiff Dana Zzyym, Intersex and Nonbinary U.S. Navy Veteran, Anticipates the Accurate Passport They’ve Been Seeking for Six Years.