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Lambda Legal Calls for Mississippi HB 1523 Records to Watchdog Against Discrimination

(Jackson, June 30, 2016) — Today Lambda Legal announced that as part of its watchdog efforts as HB 1523 -- Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law -- takes effect tomorrow, it has sent demands to a dozen Mississippi government agencies and officials for records relating to the law and its impact.

U.S. Department of Defense Ends Ban on Transgender Individuals Serving in the Military

We are pleased with the Department of Defense’s decision to finally remove this unjust barrier to military service. The military is our nation's largest employer, and we are encouraged by this critical step to help end government-sanctioned employment discrimination.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Condemn Failure to Repeal H.B. 2

RALEIGH – Today, after draft legislation with proposed changes to the sweeping anti-LGBT measure, North Carolina House Bill 2, was released, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal—who are challenging House Bill 2 in federal court on behalf of six LGBT North Carolinians and members of the ACLU of North Carolina—released the following statement:

Victory! Lambda Legal Hails U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Protecting Access to Abortion

(Washington, D.C., June, 27, 2016) — Today, in a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law that, if allowed to go into effect, would have forced 75 percent of Texas abortion clinics to close.

Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race in U. of Texas Admissions, Lambda Legal Applauds

(New York, June 23, 2016)— Today, the Supreme Court, voting 4-3, ruled that University of Texas at Austin (UT)'s admissions process meets the constitutional standard for use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Lambda Legal Applauds City Council Vote to Strike ID Requirement from Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

(Chicago, IL, June 22, 2016) – Today, the Chicago City Council voted to strike a provision of the city’s Human Rights Ordinance that requires patrons to show government-issued identification upon request in order to access public facilities such as restrooms.

Two Lambda Legal Fellows to Be Honored by the Windy City Times

(June 22, 2016, Chicago, IL) – Lambda Legal Tyron Garner Fellow, Aisha N. Davis and Skadden Fellow Kara Ingelhart have been named Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honorees.

Lambda Legal Urges Court to Rule in Florida Case Seeking Accurate Death Certificates

(Miami June 20, 2016) – Lambda Legal today announced it has filed papers with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida asking the court for a swift end to the harm and indignity that Florida same-sex spouses, like gay widowers Hal Birchfield and Paul Mocko, face when denied accurate death certificates that acknowledge they were married and recognize them as surviving spouses.

Lambda Legal Statement on Tragedy in Orlando

Sunday, June 12, 2016 (New York) – In response to the tragic attack on patrons in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, Lambda Legal Acting Executive Director Fran Goldstein issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Urges Georgia Court to Grant Name Change for Transgender Man

(Augusta, GA) — Lambda Legal filed a brief today in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of Rowan Feldhaus, a transgender man whose petition to legally change his name to reflect his gender identity was denied by a trial court.