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Brief Filed Against Oregon Judge Who Refused to Marry Same-Sex Couples

National
Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday with the Oregon Supreme Court arguing that it was unlawful for Judge Vance D. Day to devise a scheme to avoid marrying same-sex couples. ...
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Censorship Coalition, Lambda Legal to Tenessee School: Apologize for Removing Pro-LGBT Student Artwork

National
The two groups stress that the school’s decision fails its student’s First Amendment right to non-disruptive free political and artistic expression by granting a “heckler’s veto” for student artwork. ...
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Idaho: Federal Lawsuit Filed Regarding State’s Anti-Transgender Birth Certificate Policy

National
According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, almost one-third of transgender individuals who showed an identity document with a name or gender marker that conflicted with their perceived gender were harassed, denied benefits or services, discriminated against, or assaulted. ...
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Court Rules Boulder County Landlord Discriminated Against LGBT Family

Tonya Smith, Rachel Smith, and their children/Lambda Legal
National
Tonya and Rachel Smith are a loving, committed same-sex couple living in Colorado. They have been married for seven years and have two children, ages seven and three. Rachel is also transgender. ...
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Landmark Federal Court Decision Extends Workplace Discrimination Protections to Lesbian and Gay People

National
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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LGBT Erasure from 2020 Census: ‘This is an Assault’

National
According to the Census Bureau, the 2020 census will not include questions related to sexual orientation or identity. ...
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Federal Court Orders Florida to Issue Accurate Death Certificates to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses

National
After more than 40 years together, Hal Birchfield and James Merrick Smith traveled to New York in October 2012 and got married. Tragically, less than a year later, in September 2013, James died at the age of 94. ...
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Eleventh Circuit Rules Against Employee Harassed and Forced Out for Being a Lesbian

Jameka Evans/Photo: Lambda Legal
National
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit largely affirmed a lower district court’s ruling Friday dismissing the lawsuit of Jameka Evans, a security guard who was targeted for harassment and effectively terminated from her job at Georgia Regional Hospital because she is a lesbian and didn’t conform to gender norms in her appearance and demeanor. ...
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ACLU and Lambda Legal Oppose Latest HB2 Repeal Proposal

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
National
House Bill 186, would repeal H.B. 2, but replace it with policies restricting local authority and continue to allow discrimination against LGBT North Carolinians. ...
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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal H.B. 2, Expand LGBT Protections

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
Politics
North Carolina sends a purposeful message that LGBT people are second-class citizens who are undeserving of the privacy, respect, and protections afforded others in the state. ...
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