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Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN Sue President Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Service Ban

SEATTLE, August 28, 2017 – Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender individuals. The lawsuit—brought in response to President Trump’s formal issuance of directions to military authorities late Friday—was filed on behalf of two individuals who seek to join the […]

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US Supreme Court Smacks Down Attempt to Deny Accurate Birth Certificates to Same-Sex Parents in Arkansas

New York, NY, June 26, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a summary reversal, overturned a decision of the Arkansas Supreme Court, in Pavan v. Smith, saying loud and clear that states may not treat same-sex married couples differently than other married couples, including when it comes to issuing two-parent birth certificates to […]

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Nearly All 50 States Failing Transgender, Gender-Expansive and Gender-Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth

NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2017 – A new report published today, Safe Havens:  Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender expansive and gender non-conforming […]

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Sen. Wiener, Assemblymember Gloria Announce Bill to Modernize CA’s Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 6, 2017 – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced a bill to modernize laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV. Assemblymember David Chiu is also a co-author of the bill. SB 239 would amend California’s HIV criminalization laws, enacted in the 1980s […]