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  • Advocates Promise Swift Legal Action Against Restrictions on Health Care for Oklahoman Trans Youth

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  • United States senators and representatives hold up signed "Respect for Marriage Act"

    Lambda Legal Hails Enactment of the Respect for Marriage Act

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    Nevada Removes Discriminatory Ban on Medically Necessary Facial Surgery

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  • Client Will Larkins (they/he/her) poses in their home.

    Judge Refuses to Block Florida Law Known as “Don’t Say Gay or Trans”

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Recent News

  • Supreme Court Must Reject West Virginia’s Effort to Deny a 12-Year-Old Girl Her Right to Play 
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  • Lambda Legal, GLSEN, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, National Black Justice Coalition, National LGBTQ Task Force, Major Social Justice Organizations Condemn House Republicans’ Censure Motion Against Rep. Mauree Turner
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  • LGBTQ+ Advocates Respond to West Virginia’s Latest Attack on Transgender Youth 
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  • Lambda Legal to 4th Circuit: Affirm Ruling Striking West Virginia Medicaid Ban on Gender-Affirming Care
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Protecting & advancing health care for transgender people is vital, sound, & just. Transgender West Virginia Medicaid participants deserve to have equal access to the same coverage for medically necessary healthcare.

Avatara Smith-Carrington

Lambda Legal attorney


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    Making the Case Ep 10 | Keep It in the Holy Family?

    For the final episode of Making the Case, we discuss several overlapping cases all strung together by the thread of discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in the context of child welfare and other federally funded programs. Lambda Legal is fighting to protect LGBTQ+ people, to ensure children who can’t safely return home have a loving family available to care for them and to expand the meaning of safe and loving homes.

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    Florida Families File Federal Lawsuit Against Law Known as "Don't Say Gay"

    Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Florida enacted House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. The lawsuit argues that the 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, effectively silences and erases LGBTQ+ students and families.