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LGBTQ and Health Groups Denounce Florida’s Adoption of Anti-Transgender Health Care Rule

Lambda Legal, Southern Legal Counsel, Florida Health Justice Project, and National Health Law Program today issued the following statement in response to the adoption of an anti-transgender healthcare rule by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which oversees Florida’s Medicaid Program, that will deny Medicaid coverage for

Lambda Legal Welcomes Gillian Power as Its New Chief Technology Officer

Today, Lambda Legal announced it has named Gillian Power as the organization’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“We are proud to have Gillian join our team as our new Chief Technology Officer. Gillian’s rich depth of experience and ability to adapt quickly to technological change will be critical to the success of our organization,” said Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO. “I’m excited to work with her to establish a technology roadmap and strategy for the organization that will advance and support its mission and goals.”

Advocates Urge Florida Board of Medicine to Reject Anti-Transgender Health Care Guidance

Health and LGBTQ Legal Advocates condemn State Surgeon General request that is based on junk science and cites discredited experts

Victory! Court Rules for Transgender West Virginia Medicaid Participants Denied Health Care Coverage

Today, federal District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled that West Virginia’s Medicaid program could no longer discriminate by excluding coverage for gender-confirming surgical care for transgender West Virginia Medicaid participants.  

Florida Families and Advocacy Groups Sue to Block the Florida Law Known as “Don’t Say Gay”

Late yesterday, Lambda Legal, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Southern Legal Counsel (SLC), and private counsel Baker McKenzie filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Florida enacted House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Lambda Legal: Proposed New ACA Rule Critical First Step to Restore Protections for LGBTQ+ People

Lambda Legal today commended the Biden administration for proposing a new regulation that will protect LGBTQ+ people under the Affordable Care Act. The new proposed rule, announced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), restores important protections for LGBTQ+ people under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the health care nondiscrimination law.

Lambda Legal Calls for Swift U.S. Senate Action on Respect for Marriage Act

“We applaud our champions in the House, and today call on the U.S. Senate to act with similar speed and bipartisanship to reassure American families that marriage discrimination is and remains unlawful.”

Texas Court Blocks State From Investigating More Trans Youth and Their Families

Today the Travis County District Court entered a second injunction against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Commissioner Masters, barring them from implementing the agency’s rule expanding the definition of child abuse to presumptively treat the provision of gender affirming care as child abuse against two more families, Mirabel Vo

Court Removes Trump-Era Rule That Eliminated Discrimination Protections

In response to a lawsuit filed by a foster youth and alumni group as well as LGBTQ service and advocacy organizations, a court has remanded and vacated a Trump-era policy permitting taxpayer-funded discrimination against people who receive services from HHS grant programs.

LGBTQ+ Litigating Organizations Call for Immediate Action to Reform the Supreme Court and Restore Democracy

“The Supreme Court has lost the public’s confidence in its integrity and has eroded its own legitimacy.”