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LGBTQ+ Advocates Respond to West Virginia’s Latest Attack on Transgender Youth

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU-WV issued the following statement in response to the latest attack on transgender youth in the state, the West Virginia Attorney General’s announcement that the state will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing Becky Pepper-Jackson to participate in team sports pending her appeal.

Lambda Legal to 4th Circuit: Affirm Ruling Striking West Virginia Medicaid Ban on Gender-Affirming Care

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral argument in an appeal brought by West Virginia seeking to reverse a district court decision requiring the State's Medicaid program to treat transgender people’s healthcare needs equally.  

Tennessee Bans Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth

Taking away the freedom of families of transgender youth to seek critical healthcare, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed into law a ban on all forms of gender-affirming care for transgender people under 18 — putting the government in charge of making vital decisions traditionally reserved to parents in Tennessee. The law takes effect on July 1, 2023.  

VICTORY: Injunction Granted Pending Appeal in Challenge to West Virginia Trans Athlete Ban

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a request to stay a lower court’s decision in a case challenging West Virginia’s cruel and discriminatory ban on young transgender athletes.  

Advocates Promise Legal Action in Defense of Transgender Youth in Tennessee

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Tennessee are promising the transgender youth of Tennessee they will bring immediate legal action against proposed restrictions on their health care currently being considered by the state legislature.  

NASCAR Driver Zach Herrin Announces Partnership with Lambda Legal

Following his recent coming out and NASCAR return, Herrin is partnering with the national LGBTQ+ litigation nonprofit.

Victory! Lambda Legal Secures $372k Settlement in California HIV Medical Data Breach Case

The settlement will provide $4,000 in compensation to 93 low-income Californians whose HIV status may have been accessed in a potential breach under a state-run medication program.

Advocates Promise Swift Legal Action Against Restrictions on Health Care for Oklahoman Trans Youth

Lambda Legal, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Oklahoma today promised swift legal action in opposition to proposed restrictions on critical and often life-saving health care for transgender Oklahomans should any be signed into law.