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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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TLDEF Responds to Arguments in California v. Texas Heard by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in California v. Texas, a case which could threaten the Affordable Care Act and the nondiscrimination protections in Section 1557. If the ACA is ruled unconstitutional, transgender people who use public insurance could lose their only reliable source of health care.


60+ Trans-Led Organizations Denounce Voter Disenfranchisement Efforts and Join the Call for Every Vote to be Counted in the 2020 Election

TLDEF and the Transgender Law Center lead coalition of 60+ trans-led organizations to demand that every vote be counted in the 2020 Presidential election before the formal winner is announced.


VICTORY! Georgia Federal Judge Rules Transgender Health Care Exclusions Violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, and U.S. Constitution

A U.S. District Court judge today denied Houston County, GA officials' request to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year challenging the exclusion of all transgender-related health care form the County's employee health plan administered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The lawsuit is being brought by Sgt. Anna Lange, a transgender Sheriff's Deputy in Macon, GA with over two decades' experience in law enforcement.


READ: Know Your Rights during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a series of unique challenges that may have long-term impact on transgender people and their families. TLDEF has prepared a series of "Know Your Rights" guides for transgender and non-binary people who are confronted by COVID-19 and questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues.


Updated on Nov 16, 2020