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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.

Missouri Must Provide Health Care for Incarcerated Transgender Woman, Lambda Legal Tells Court

(St. Louis, MO, April 5 2017) — Yesterday, Lambda Legal asked a federal district court to order the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and Corizon LLC (Corizon), which MDOC contracts to provide healthcare at its facilities, to provide medically necessary, doctor-recommended health care for the treatment of gender dysphoria for Jessica Hicklin, a 38-year-old transgender woman incarcerated at the Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point, Missouri.

Lambda Legal Sues Puerto Rico for Anti-Transgender Birth Certificate Policy

(San Juan, PR, April 6, 2017) – Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three transgender Puerto Ricans and the LGBT rights organization Puerto Rico Para [email protected] to compel the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates.

ACLU and Lambda Legal Condemn "Fake" Repeal of HB 2

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina General Assembly today passed a bill that does not repeal the discriminatory HB 2 law. Instead, it keeps in place the most harmful parts of the law.

ACLU & Lambda Legal Denounce Last-Minute H.B. 2 Proposal

RALEIGH. — Groups that are representing LGBT North Carolinians in a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s House Bill 2 today denounced a last-minute proposal from General Assembly leaders that would repeal the anti-LGBT law in name only while still including provisions that would enshrine discriminatory measures into state law.

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