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Lambda Legal Applauds VA’s Commitment to Provide Lifesaving Health Care for Transgender Veterans

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough announced his commitment to removing the categorical exclusion of transition-related surgical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health plan and to providing comprehensive health care for transgender veterans. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Sasha Buchert issued the following statement:

Victory! Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Once Again

“There is no way to overstate how significant of an impact the ACA has had on the health of marginalized communities… For so many, these reforms were revolutionary.”

Supreme Court Rules Philadelphia Discriminated Against Catholic Foster Care Agency

Lambda Legal calls ruling “troubling but, importantly, it refused to give a free pass to people or agencies that want to discriminate against LGBTQ people for religious reasons.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Department of Education Announcement Clarifying Title IX Protections for LGBTQI+ Students

“LGBTQ students are protected against discrimination; it is the law, and there should be no confusion or doubt about it.”

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Human Rights Activist and Beloved Former Colleague

“[Marco] was a passionate advocate who spoke truth to power in defense of his community, a vast and diverse group of people connected by struggle.”

Lambda Legal and ACLU of Ohio Issue Materials to Educate Public on Ohio Department of Health’s New Procedures for Trans Ohioans to Correct Birth Certificates Following Court Order

“For many transgender people, having personal identity documents, such as birth certificates, that are aligned with their gender identities is crucial to navigating life safely."

Civil Rights Advocates Bring Federal Court Challenge to West Virginia Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

“Transgender youth in West Virginia who want to be on a team and challenge themselves should have the opportunity to do so, just like any other student.”

Lambda Legal Celebrates Senate Confirmation of Kristen Clarke to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

"Her confirmation as the first Black woman to lead the Civil Rights Division is welcome and long overdue."

Lambda Legal, ACLU of Alabama, and ACLU Respond to Failure of Alabama Bill Criminalizing Health Care for Trans Youth

“Gender-affirming care saves lives and we will not rest until every transgender person has access to the health care that they need and deserve.”