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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 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 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 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.

Lambda Legal: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Must Be Stopped

(Austin, TX – May 21, 2017) – The Texas legislature today is considering several bills and potential amendments that target LGBT Texans – and specifically transgender schoolchildren, LGBT kids in the child welfare system and potential LGBT foster and adoptive parents – for discrimination.

Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Georgia Transgender Client Rowan Feldhaus

(Augusta, GA, May 16, 2017) — Today Lambda Legal received word that its client, Rowan Feldhaus, tragically passed away after complications from surgery.

Lambda Legal Applauds Reintroduction of Federal Non-Discrimination Bill

(Washington, D.C., May 2, 2017)— Today Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline were joined by Democratic Leaders in the Senate and House as well as members of the bipartisan LGBT Equality Caucus to reintroduce the Equality Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, credit, education, and jury service.

Report: Nearly All Fifty States are Failing Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Gender-Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth

(New York, April 24, 2017) – A new report published today, Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender-expansive and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and runaway and homeless youth systems (“out-of-home care systems”).

Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit in Idaho against Anti-Transgender Birth Certificate Policy

(Boise, ID, April 18, 2017) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of Idaho’s refusal to allow transgender people to correct the gender on their birth certificates.

Lambda Legal and ACLU: ‘Trump Administration Continues to Abandon Transgender Americans’

(Raleigh, NC, April 14, 2017) – Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of North Carolina today condemned the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss its lawsuit challenging House Bill 2, the discriminatory North Carolina law that banned many transgender people from restrooms and other public facilities matching their gender and prohibited local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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