SB 2078, a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender students, is currently making its way through the Texas legislature. This would directly harm trans students in Texas, like some of the folks profiled here.
Threatening to hold endless special sessions to force through several anti-transgender bills that are currently stalled (combined with efforts to burden necessary legislation with onerous amendments) has Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick just BEGGING to be sued...
"From saying transgender Americans 'suffered from mental disorders' to calling on Americans to 'rage, then revolt' following the U.S. Supreme Court’s history marriage equality ruling in 2015, Clarke's anti-LGBTQ history runs deep." Yikes.
Trump is set to appoint Sheriff David Clarke, yet another anti-LGBTQ activist, to serve in his administration.
"When lawyers rushed to airports this winter to protect our friends, our neighbors, and our Constitution, people cheered. The Trump administration took offense, and now those lawyers are in their cross hairs. The president is taking a sledgehammer to the pillars of our government: the FBI, the Justice Department, the federal courts. America, we are under attack."
Chelsea Manning has been released from military prison!
Chelsea is a patriot, a courageous woman, a whistleblower who sacrificed to expose government wrongdoing and a pioneer for trans rights. Her conditions of confinement were barbaric and unconstitutional, and she helped pave the way for other incarcerated transgender people by fighting for her right to health care. She's just one of... View details ⇨
On this National #LGBTEldersDay, we're thinking about all the brilliant LGBTQ elders in our community, like our client Marsha.
Marsha lost her partner of 30 years, Judy, and was evicted from the home they shared. She moved into an independent living facility in Niles, Illinois in 2014. Since then, she’s endured repeated harassment, threats, physical attacks and verbal abuse from fellow... View details ⇨
We just filed a complaint with ACLU Nationwide, ACLU of Kentucky, Kentucky Fairness Campaign and University of Louisville Law Professor Sam Marcosson against a judge who has allowed his discriminatory personal beliefs to take precedence over providing children with loving families.
Judge Nance refuses to perform adoption procedures for same sex couples. Lambda Legal cannot and will not stand... View details ⇨
Mercedes Williamson was a teenage transgender girl. Yesterday, her murderer was found guilty of a hate crime, and sentenced to 49 years in prison. But now Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploitatively touting this conviction as his own, in the hopes of disarming progressives who are speaking out against his misguided and racially-charged approach to criminal justice.
Under current CA law, HIV is the only medical condition that can result in a felony conviction.
HIV is now a manageable condition for people with access to care, and it's time to stop putting it in a class all by itself. SB 239 would pull HIV out of its own separate statute and include it in the law that applies to every other serious communicable disease.
Trans youth are over-represented in foster care compared to their cisgender peers, representing around six percent of youth in care.
This disparity, fueled in large part by family rejection, collides with a system full of sex-specific facilities and programs and a byzantine array of regulations governing a youth’s whole life — where they live, the clothes they wear and the doctors and... View details ⇨
A few months ago, buried in the Federal Register, HHS asked for public comment on a proposal to collect information relating to the Administration for Community Living’s consumer assessment surveys. These surveys measure performance for programs funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act.
HHS conveniently left sexual orientation and gender identity data out of its request.
There are so many children in foster care in Texas who lack a stable, loving family to care for them and potentially provide a permanent adoptive home. #HB3859 is a thinly-veiled attempt to single out LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents.
We don't buy it, and neither should the Texas Senate.