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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 Leads Coalition Opposing Federal Rule to Exclude Transgender Refugees from Seeking Asylum in the United States

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a number of plaintiffs and is suing the Trump administration in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. This rule undermines the Affordable Care Act's non-discrimination protections and would promote discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex - including pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping.

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BREAKING: We're Suing the Administration

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a number of plaintiffs and is suing the Trump administration in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. This rule undermines the Affordable Care Act's non-discrimination protections and would promote discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex - including pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping.

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Supreme Court Victory! Federal Law Protects Transgender Workers

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that transgender people cannot be fired for who they are. In a 6-to-3 ruling, the justices issued a sweeping decision that affirms federal law protects transgender and non-binary as well as lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, rejecting the federal administration’s attempts to roll back employment protections.

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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.

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Updated on Aug 5, 2020