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Bill Announced to Modernize California’s Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

Politics
Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Gloria Wednesday introduced a bill to modernize laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV. ...
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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against NJ Catholic Hospital That Denied Care to Transgender Man

Health National
On the advice of his doctor, Jionni decided to undergo a hysterectomy as medically necessary treatment for his gender dysphoria. ...
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Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Bill Reaches Fifth Circuit

Faith and Religion
Mississippi’s discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation was enacted in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision granting marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. ...
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Certified Nursing Assistant Fired for HIV Positive Status, Forced to Reveal Viral Load

Granite Mesa Health Center
National
Janssen worked at Granite Mesa for nearly a year when he was abruptly fired in September 2013, two days after he notified the Director of Nursing that he had tested positive for HIV. ...
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North Carolina to Issue Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

Chelsea and Jessamy with their son.
National
The state of Wisconsin must now issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples. ...
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State Department Ordered to Reconsider Passport for Intersex Veteran

National
A District Court Tuesday ruled that the U.S. State Department violated federal law when it denied a passport to Lambda Legal client Dana Zzyym. ...
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Legal Groups File Brief in Appeal to Protect Transgender People Harmed by H.B. 2

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
National
The appeal filed Tuesday argues that H.B. 2 violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because it specifically targets transgender people. ...
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Arizona Court Holds Decision Protecting Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples

National
Suzan McLaughlin and her former wife, Kimberly, were married in 2008. Suzan and Kimberly jointly decided to have a child together using an anonymous sperm donor. ...
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Lack of Diversity on State Courts Threaten LGBT Rights, Study

Lambda Legal Senior Counsel and National Director of Constitutional Litigation Susan Sommer and Lambda Legal then-Executive Director Kevin Cathcart, with Nicole and Pam Yorksmith and their children standing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on decision day, June 26, 2015.
National
A new report finds that the election of judges and stunning lack of diversity on state courts threaten the rights of the LGBT community. ...
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New York High Court Rules Non-Biological Parents Can Seek Custody and Visitation

National
Non-biological, non-married, non-adoptive parents can seek custody and visitation of children who were born into their relationships with the consent of the child’s biological parent. ...
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