Tag Archive | Lambda Legal

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

(Reuters) – A federal court has ruled the US State Department cannot deny a passport to a Navy veteran who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female. Navy veteran, Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for refusing to issue a passport because it […]

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

“We are pleased the court recognizes the importance of allowing this case to move forward, and of ensuring that outdated and irrational policies regarding people living with HIV are not allowed to stand.” On September 14th, a Virginia federal court ruled that a case filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, along with pro bono counsel […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, the American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League unveiled a new television ad – entitled Patriots – featuring military, national security, and bipartisan officials voicing opposition to the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members. The television ad is part of the largest paid media campaign against […]

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

On 9th November, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move forward with the nomination of Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is often described as the second most powerful court in the country behind the U.S. Supreme Court. Gregory Katsas is currently the Deputy […]

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

Non-profit LGBT organisation, Lambda Legal have filed a federal lawsuit (August 22) to compel the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to release information about their decision to withdraw guidance detailing the protections transgender students have under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bans discrimination in education on the basis of sex [Title IX […]

US: Gay Man Sues Funeral Home For Refusal To Cremate Husband’s Body

US: Gay Man Sues Funeral Home For Refusal To Cremate Husband’s Body

An elderly gay man is suing a Mississippi funeral home which he says refused to cremate his husband’s body, in a landmark case that campaigners say could widen the rights of gay people in the conservative state. John Zawadski, 82, filed the civil suit in state court after he sought the services of the Picayune Funeral […]