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US HHS Issues Revised Rule Striking Earlier Rule that Allowed Health Care Workers to Deny Care for Religious Beliefs

Trump era rule had been blocked by three separate federal courts, with one judge finding the rule “saturated with error” in the lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation for Church and State, Center for Reproductive Rights, and County of Santa Clara.

VICTORY: Court Rules that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Cannot Administer Health Plans with Gender-Affirming Care Exclusions

“Third-party administrators that accept federal funds cannot discriminate when administering employer-sponsored health plans.”

Lambda Legal Hails Enactment of the Respect for Marriage Act

“With his signature today, President Biden has erased the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act from the books and protected LGBTQ+ families from the possible depredations of a rogue Supreme Court.”

Lambda Legal Hails Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act

“Today the US Senate took critical action to protect LGBTQ+ families from the possible depredations of a rogue Supreme Court.”

Jennifer C. Pizer Receives American Bar Association’s Stonewall Award

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity recognized Lambda Legal Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Jennifer C. Pizer with its Stonewall Award for considerably advancing the legal professions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and successfully championing LGBT legal causes. Pizer was one of three lawyers recognized and will be honored alongside Judge Pamela K. Chen and transgender activist Ellie Krug, at the 11th annual Stonewall Awards ceremony on Feb. 4, 2023, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.

Lambda Legal Reacts to Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement about the mass shooting at Club Q, the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Nevada Removes Discriminatory Ban on Medically Necessary Facial Surgery

Following an EEOC complaint, Lambda Legal has secured coverage and $45,000 for transgender IT technician

Lambda Legal Applauds Swift Senate Action on the Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act

“The Respect for Marriage Act truly will help LGBTQ Americans build and secure their families free from the threats of a renegade Supreme Court and discriminatory state leaders.”

Lambda Legal to Challenge Discriminatory Military Service Policy Preventing People Living with HIV from Enlisting in U.S. Armed Forces

Today, Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge to the U.S. Military policy that prevents people living with HIV from enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces. The discriminatory policy requires that applicants for appointment and enlistment, as well as individuals being inducted into military Services, be screened for HIV and denied entry if they test positive.  

Judge Refuses to Block Florida Law Known as “Don’t Say Gay or Trans”

Yesterday, a U.S. District Court refused to halt Florida’s enacted House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” law, and dismissed the case altogether, but is allowing the plaintiffs an opportunity to file an amended complaint by November 3. The law bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3 and restricts such discussions for students through grade 12 based on undefined standards of appropriateness.