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Lambda Legal Applauds Confirmation of First Openly Lesbian Judge to Federal Appeals Court

Today, the Senate voted 51-45 to confirm Beth Robinson to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Robinson, who was previously an associate judge on the Vermont Supreme Court, is the first openly lesbian woman to serve on a U.S. Court of Appeals.

Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director for Lambda Legal, Sharon McGowan, issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Client Dana Zzyym Receives First U.S. 'X' Passport

“It took six years, but to have an accurate passport, one that doesn’t force me to identify as male or female but recognizes I am neither, is liberating.”

Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe, Layshia Clarendon, and Brianna Turner join more than 150 Athletes and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association in Supporting Trans Youth Participation in Sports

"There is no place in any sport for discrimination of any kind…The global athletic community grows stronger when we welcome and champion all athletes – including LGBTQI+ athletes.”

Lambda Legal and Americans United Sue U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services for Funding LGBTQ Discrimination in Refugee Foster Care Program

Case Filed on Behalf of Tennessee Woman Rejected by Government-Funded Agency Because She Is a Lesbian

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Board Member and LGBT Advocate Suzanne Thomas

On Sunday, Lambda Legal emeritus board member Suzanne Thomas passed away.

Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO, made the following statement:

"Lambda Legal is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lambda Legal emeritus board member Suzanne Thomas, a dedicated Seattle LGBT advocate and longtime Lambda Legal donor.

New Jersey Catholic Hospital Agrees to Post Publicly Its Policies Concerning Treatment of Transgender Patients

“With this settlement, transgender patients entering St. Joseph’s Healthcare System are assured they will continue to receive the medications previously prescribed for the treatment of gender dysphoria.”

Lambda Legal Adds Two Additional Transgender Plaintiffs to its Challenge to West Virginia’s Unlawful Ban On Health Care Coverage

Today, Lambda Legal filed a motion seeking leave to add two additional plaintiffs—a Medicaid participant and a public employee—to its federal class-action lawsuit challenging West Virginia's blanket exclusion of health care coverage for transgender people in West Virginia's Medicaid and state employee health plans.

Lambda Legal Files Brief On Behalf of LGBTQ+ Rights Organizations Urging Supreme Court to Uphold New York Gun Regulations, Citing Disproportionate Impact Gun Violence Has on LGBTQ+ People, Communities of Color

Amicus Brief Filed Today in 'New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen' Argues Sweeping Away Sensible Gun Regulations On Who May Carry a Firearm Endangers LGBTQ+ People Targeted With Deadly Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Supreme Court Allows Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban to Go Into Effect

“The right to decide if, when, and how to have a family is incredibly important in its own right, and is also inextricably intertwined with the right of all people—and particularly LGBTQ people—to define who they are, because, at their core, these rights are about personal autonomy and self-determination.”

VICTORY! Fourth Circuit Rules North Carolina Can Be Sued for Violating the Affordable Care Act Over Discriminatory Anti-Transgender State Employee Health Care Plan

Groundbreaking decision marks first time that a federal appellate court rules that ‘sovereign immunity’ does not protect state entities from liability under Affordable Care Act if they receive federal funding.