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

(Chicago, IL, June 8, 2016) – Today, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Young Adults, Teens and Children Program Strategist for Lambda Legal, testified before the Chicago City Council’s Commission on Human Relations in support of an amendment striking a provision of the city’s Human Rights Ordinance that requires people to use public facilities in Chicago that match the sex marker on their government-issued identification.

“Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America” to Hit Bookstores June 14

(June 7, 2016, New York, NY) – Just in time to celebrate the first anniversary of winning marriage for same-sex couples nationwide, “Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America” will hit bookstore shelves on June 14, 2016.

LGBT Advocates Issue Revised Guidelines for Hospitals Treating Transgender Patients

(New York, NY, May 25, 2016) - Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, and Proskauer Rose LLP, today released an update to their ground-breaking 2013 publication that provided guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

Lambda Legal Weighs Options as Texas and Other States Sue Federal Government for Protecting Transgender People

(Dallas, May 25, 2016) – Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas and other states and officials have filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s recently released guidance to schools across the country clarifying that federal law already prohibits discrimination against students based on gender identity. Paul D. Castillo, Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s South Central Regional Office in Dallas, issued the following statement

Lambda Legal Sues California Barbershop for Refusing to Serve Transgender Customer

(Los Angeles, CA, May 25, 2016) – Lambda Legal and the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson today filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court against a southern California barbershop alleging the business violated California’s civil rights laws when it denied Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, a haircut based on religious objections to serving customers who are female or perceived as female.

Lambda Legal Urges Governor Walker To Appoint a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Who Will Apply Constitution Equally

(New York, NY, May 18, 2016) – Yesterday, Lambda Legal sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker regarding his upcoming appointment of a new Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. Eric Lesh, Director of Lambda Legal’s Fair Court’s Project issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Federal Do No Harm Act

As Hobby Lobby, the recent non-decision in Zubik and the cascade of state-level discriminatory and distortive religious exemption bills demonstrate, the federal RFRA law absolutely needs this clarification.

Lambda Legal and ACLU Ask Court to Block Enforcement of North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender Law

RALEIGH, N.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today asked a federal court to order an immediate halt to enforcement of a North Carolina law that targets transgender people for discrimination in single-sex facilities.

HHS Issues New Rules Confirming Ban on Health Care and Insurance Discrimination against LGBT People

(May 13, 2016, New York, NY) – The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today finalized new rules confirming that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are protected against health care discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center Petition VA to Provide Surgery for Transgender Veterans

(Washington, D.C., May 10, 2016) –Late yesterday, Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center, with co-counsel WilmerHale, petitioned with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to change the rule that categorically excludes transition-related surgery for transgender veterans. The petition was filed on behalf of two individual veterans, Dee Fulcher and Gio Silva, and a group representing transgender veterans, the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA).