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Lambda Legal Appoints Jennifer C. Pizer Permanent Chief Legal Officer

Today, Lambda Legal announced that Jennifer C. Pizer has been named permanent Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Pizer has served as the organization’s acting CLO since June, leading a department of twenty-six attorneys and eleven paraprofessionals with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. 

VICTORY! Prince George’s County Board of Ed Agrees to Policy Changes to Protect LGBTQ+ Students and School Staff after Lawsuit

The settlement, including monetary compensation, comes in a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and Arnold & Porter on behalf of a transgender Prince George’s County Public School teacher who suffered years of discrimination, harassment, and abuse.

Texas Court Expands Injunction Blocking State From Targeting Families of Trans Youth Who Are Members of PFLAG National

The Travis County District Court issued a third injunction today blocking the State of Texas from implementing a directive targeting trans youth and their families across Texas. The directive ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent transgender children with medically necessary healthcare.

Transgender Public School Students Sue to Block Discriminatory Oklahoma School Facilities Law

Lambda Legal, the ACLU, and the ACLU of Oklahoma have brought a legal challenge on behalf of three transgender students to S.B. 615, which bans all transgender students in Oklahoma from using school restrooms consistent with their gender identity.

LGBTQ+ and Health Groups Sue to Block Florida’s Anti-Transgender Medicaid Health Care Rule

“We are concerned about the message the State of Florida is sending to young transgender people like our daughter by excluding them from the Medicaid coverage.”

Quigley Leads Letter Urging Administration to End Discriminatory Military Policy

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, along with Representatives Sara Jacobs (CA-53) and Barbara Lee (CA-13), led 31 members of congress in a letter urging the Biden Administration to direct the armed services to permit individuals living with well-managed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to join the military. Members of the Senate also sent an identical letter, led by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and Kristen Gillibrand of New York.

Legal Advocates Urge Court to Block Florida Law Known as “Don’t Say Gay”

Today, Lambda Legal, Southern Legal Counsel (SLC), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and private counsel Baker McKenzie urged a federal district court to halt implementation of enacted Florida House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, which 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.

Legal Advocates Urge Supreme Court to Reject Effort Seeking Unprecedented Exemption from Anti-Discrimination Law

LGBTQ civil and legal rights advocates today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm long-standing precedent that preserves equal access to the commercial marketplace for all. They warned that granting the unprecedented “free speech exemption” sought by petitioners in 303 Creative v.