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Victory! After Violating Federal Law, State Department Ordered to Reconsider Passport for Intersex Veteran

(Denver, CO, November 22, 2016) – A District Court today ruled that the U.S. State Department violated federal law when it denied a passport to Lambda Legal client Dana Zzyym, a U.S. citizen and Navy veteran who is intersex. The State Department denied Dana’s passport application because Dana could not accurately choose either male or female on the application form, which does not provide any other gender marker designation.

Victory! North Carolina to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates for All Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples

“Every state should ensure that all families have access to the same rights and protections. Making sure all children born to married same-sex couples have accurate birth certificates is a critical place to start."

Team Challenging North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case on Virginia High School Discriminatory Restroom Policy

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it will hear a case brought by the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia that adopted a discriminatory restroom policy that segregates transgender students from their peers and bars high school senior Gavin Grimm from using the restroom that matches his gender.

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Iowa Marriage Plaintiff Larry Hoch

(October 24, 2016, New York) – Lawrence “Larry” Hoch, 74, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 22.

Lambda Legal Asks Court to Block Pine-Richland High School’s New Restroom Policy Targeting Transgender Students

(Pittsburgh, PA, October 20, 2016) — Today, Lambda Legal filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in federal court to immediately halt a discriminatory policy passed by the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, which singles out transgender students and prevents them from using restrooms that match who they are. The school’s new rule – which reversed a longstanding, effective and inclusive bathroom policy – has sparked outrage nationwide and led three transgender students to file a lawsuit against the school district in federal court this month.

Child Welfare Advocates Praise DCF for Finalizing Rules Ensuring Safety and Well-Being for LGBTQ Foster Youth

Equality Florida and Lambda Legal join Florida child welfare advocates in applauding the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for adopting final rules that protect the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth in group home care in Florida. The final rules, which go into effect today, prohibit harassment and discrimination on account of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, guarantee fairness in the delivery of services, and ban the debunked and dangerous practice of conversion therapy in group homes.

Lambda Legal, ACLU File Opening Brief in Appeal to Protect All Transgender People Harmed by Discriminatory H.B. 2

RICHMOND – LGBT rights groups challenging the North Carolina law that bans transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity yesterday filed their opening brief on appeal requesting that the preliminary injunction in the case be broadened to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination.

Lambda Legal Applauds New York Court Ruling Affirming Adoption Rights for Married Same-Sex Couples

"So long as uncertainty persists in this country and abroad about the status of children conceived by same-sex couples using assisted reproduction, children’s best interests are served through second parent adoptions confirming what already should be crystal clear everywhere: the legal parental status of the second non-biological parent.”

Full Seventh Circuit Agrees to Rehear Lambda Legal’s Indiana Employment Discrimination Case

(Chicago, IL, October 11 , 2016) – The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today granted en banc review in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, meaning that the entire court will hear the employment discrimination appeal of Lambda Legal’s client, Kimberly Hively.

Lambda Legal Honors New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with 2016 Partners for Equality Award

(New Orleans, October 7, 2016) – Lambda Legal's South Central Regional office announced today that it will award its 2016 Partners for Equality Award to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at a reception in the city on Wednesday, October 19.

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