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.

TLDEF Condemns Sweeping New Anti-LGBT Law in Mississippi

TLDEF Condemns Sweeping New Anti-LGBT Law in Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant Signed Discriminatory Legislation Today

April 5, 2016 - TLDEF responded to news that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed anti-LGBT House Bill 1523 into law today.

The Mississippi Legislature passed the bill in a final vote yesterday. The measure allows individuals, religious organizations, and many businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people based on purported "religious beliefs or moral convictions" that include opposition to marriage equality and transgender rights... more