Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal

Court Tells Puerto Rico to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates for Transgender Puerto Ricans

National
The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico struck down a policy that prevented transgender people born in Puerto Rico from correcting the gender marker on their birth certificates and ordered Commonwealth officials to allow such corrections. ...
Read more 0

District Court Urged to Permanently Block Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban

Politics
Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, together with the State of Washington, will appear Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to urge the court ...
Read more 0

Lambda Legal: Oregon Courts Are Right to Reject Religious License to Discriminate

The Bowman-Cryer family
National
Lambda Legal Friday urged the Oregon Supreme Court to deny a petition from the former owners of an Oregon bakery seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that they violated Oregon’s anti-discrimination law in 2013. ...
Read more 0

New Ad Depicts Grieving Widow Turned Away by Funeral Home Because She’s a Lesbian

National
Discrimination against LGBT people continues to be a pervasive issue. A 2016 Center for American Progress survey found that one in four LGBT respondents experienced discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
Read more 0

Supreme Court of Hawaii Hears Parentage Case Testing Marriage Equality Ruling

National
The case involves a dispute between a married same-sex couple regarding whether the non-biological mother, C.C., is a legal parent to their child and thus responsible for paying child support. ...
Read more 0

Documents Sought After Trump Administration Restricts Use of Seven Words at CDC

Refuse Fascism/Facebook
National
Lambda Legal has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for any and all documents and communications from the Trump-Pence administration regarding their prohibition of the words “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based”. ...
Read more 0

Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

National
A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
Read more 1

Supreme Court Will Not Review Lesbian EEOC Lambda Legal Discrimination Case

National
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. ...
Read more 0

Washington State Joins Federal Lawsuit Challenging Transgender Military Service Ban

Politics Local
Washington is the first state to intervene in one of the lawsuits challenging the discriminatory transgender military ban. ...
Read more 0

Civil Rights Veteran Judi O’Kelley Joins LGBT Bar as Chief Program Officer

Judi O'Kelley/Facebook
Local
The National LGBT Bar Association (LGBT Bar) announced Friday that veteran human rights lawyer Judi O'Kelley will take the role of Chief Program Officer. Her official start date is slated for November 15. ...
Read more 0