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Over 35 Health Associations, Providers Urge Trump Admin to Stop Federal Anti-Trans Discrimination

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Over 35 national health care associations and providers have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging them to drop reported plans to narrowly define sex as an immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.  ...
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Second Federal Appeals Court Rules LGBT Workers Protected Against Employment Discrimination

Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven stands outside the Second Circuit Court with Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Employment Fairness Project Director Greg Nevins, Don's partner William, the estate's lawyer Gregory Antollino and Lambda Legal's Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan.
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Monday, in a 10-3 decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. ...
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Supreme Court Will Not Review Lesbian EEOC Lambda Legal Discrimination Case

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Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. ...
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Landmark Federal Court Decision Extends Workplace Discrimination Protections to Lesbian and Gay People

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In a groundbreaking, 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. ...
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District Court Hears Challenge to Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Students and Employees

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Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to reject an effort to block the Obama administration’s interpretations of several federal laws pending trial in Texas v. United States. ...
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Lesbian Employee Discriminated Against at Savannah Hospital

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Last April, Evans filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against her former employer, Georgia Regional Hospital ...
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Equal Bathroom Treatment for Trans Students is Critical for Development, Brief Argues

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Being able to use the same bathroom as other students at school is critical for the healthy development of transgender adolescents, says an amicus brief. ...
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Lesbian Instructor Sues Ivy Tech After Denial of Full-Time Status

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Kimberly Hively says that Ivy Tech Community College, where she worked for 14 years, denied her full-time employment and promotions because she's a lesbian. ...
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LGBT Advocates in 45 Organizations Issue ENDA Request to Obama

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Advocates are asking to ensure the executive order not contain any exemption beyond what's provided in Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. ...
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