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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

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USW, TLDEF, ILS Secure Health Care Victory for Workers at U.S. Steel

The United Steelworkers union (USW), the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), and Indiana Legal Services (ILS) announced a major health care achievement for workers at U.S. Steel who are either transgender or who have transgender dependents in their families.

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TLDEF’s Response to SCOTUS Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In a 6-to3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued a sweeping reversal in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that eliminates the constitutional right to abortion and overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) released the following statements from its legal team in response to the Court’s decision in the case.

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Victory! Court Rules for Transgender North Carolina State Employees Denied Health Care Coverage

Today, a federal judge ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by counsel Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and Lambda Legal challenging North Carolina’s categorical exclusion of gender-affirming health care for transgender state employee health plan participants.

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Victory! Georgia Federal Court Rules that Employers Who Refuse to Cover Gender Affirming Care Violate Federal Law

A Georgia federal district court issued a landmark ruling on Thursday holding that an employer cannot exclude or deny coverage for gender affirming care from its employee health insurance plan. The ruling in Lange v. Houston County found Houston County, Georgia had violated protections afforded under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Trans Young People, Families and Advocates Tell Texas Supreme Court to Protect Them from State Persecution

Young trans Texans, their families, and advocacy organizations shared their stories with the Texas Supreme Court in a "friend of the court" brief filed by TLDEF, Baker McKenzie LLP and Blank Rome LLP, filed in support of families seeking to block Governor Abbott’s Directive ordering the investigation and criminalization of adults supporting gender-affirming care...

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Updated on Aug 10, 2022