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Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Legendary Activist Urvashi Vaid

Today Lambda Legal learned that legendary queer activist Urvashi Vaid passed away.  

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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF URVASHI VAID, ACTIVIST, AUTHOR, ATTORNEY AND PAST TASK FORCE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 14, 2022) Legendary attorney, LGBTQ activist, and author Urvashi Vaid, known for her extensive career as an advocate for LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, anti-war efforts, immigration justice and many other social causes, died today at age 63 in her home in New York City. She was the Executive Director of the […]

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Comment on Shannon Minter, Esq. by An apparent Trump win is really a huge trans victory

[…] get another bite at the apple,” an excited Shannon Minter, Legal Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, told the Los Angeles Blade. The 9th […]

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Comment on Governor Signs Bill Protecting Children Who Have More Than Two Legal Parents by What Happens to Polyamorous Relationships When One Partner Has Kids – Thinking Port

[…] parenting style, sometimes resulting in legal backlash and disputes over child custody. However, legal rulings in California, New York, and Canada could set a precedent for increased protection and recognition for poly […]

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Comment on Governor Signs Bill Protecting Children Who Have More Than Two Legal Parents by What Happens to Polyamorous Relationships When One Partner Has Kids – The Real News Nowadays

[…] parenting style, sometimes resulting in legal backlash and disputes over child custody. However, legal rulings in California, New York, and Canada could set a precedent for increased protection and recognition for poly […]

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Lambda Legal, ACLU Statement on Texas Supreme Court Ruling Partially Upholding Injunction Blocking Investigations into Families of Transgender Youth

The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling this morning that upholds part of an appeals court order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent transgender children with medically necessary healthcare.    In its decision, the court emphasized that neither Attorney General […]

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Lambda Legal Names John E. Roane, Jr. as Chief Operating Officer

Today, Lambda Legal announced it has named John E. Roane, Jr. as the organization’s next Chief Operating Officer.  “We are thrilled to have John join our team as our next Chief Operating Officer. John is an impressive professional with extensive experience in nonprofit management, system building, and staff development,” said Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO. […]

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LGBTQ Legal Rights Organizations Move to Protect California’s Trans-Inclusive Incarceration Policy

Lambda Legal, Transgender Law Center, and ACLU of Southern California file to intervene in anti-trans challenge to SB132: The Transgender Respect, Agency, and Dignity Act.

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SCOTUS Leak is a Wake-Up Call for America – It’s Time to Fight

We will not sugarcoat this: the leak this week of a Supreme Court majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, a ruling that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion, is extremely alarming.  It is also a wake-up call.  While we do not know if the leaked opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will […]

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Lambda Legal y Black & Pink National lanzan la encuesta “Protected & Served?”

“Toda persona que se relaciona con el sistema legal penal, ya sea víctima o sospechosa de un delito, acusada o condenada por cometer un delito, tiene derechos legales y debe ser tratada de manera justa.”

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Lambda Legal and Black & Pink National Launch “Protected & Served?” Survey

Today, Lambda Legal, in partnership with Black & Pink National, launched the new

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UNDERSTANDING SCOTUS’ LEAKED DRAFT MAJORITY OPINION IN DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH

What does it mean for abortion and LGBTQ+ protections? May 3, 2022 On May 2, 2022, the news outlet Politico released a confidential draft Supreme Court majority opinion from February 2022 in the pending case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (JWHO). On May 3, Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that the draft is authentic […]