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 Sues State of Georgia for Denying Trans-Inclusive Health Care Coverage to Employees and Dependents
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), along with co-counsel Bondurant Mixson & Ellmore LLP, filed a complaint in a lawsuit against the State of Georgia for denying coverage of transgender-related health care in the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), which covers more than half a million Georgians, including employees of state agencies and public school districts, and their family members.
In partnership with TLDEF, eight transgender women athletes filed a friend of the court brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in A.M. v. Indiana challenging Indiana’s transgender sports ban, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1041.
Eight-five national, state, and local organizations, led by National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Transgender Law Center (TLC), and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), announced the next phase of the Protect Trans Health campaign.
TLDEF will honor Willkie Farr & Gallagher and volunteer attorney Stefan Dann for their long-standing pro bono service in support of advancing legal equity for transgender people. The awards will be presented at a private reception and dinner hosted by Peppermint, a trailblazing actress, singer, DJ, and activist who was the first out transgender contestant on the award-winning reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s preliminary injunction in Brandt v. Rutledge, a case challenging Arkansas Act 626, which would deny transgender people under 18 medically necessary, gender affirming health care. TLDEF filed an amicus brief on behalf of Elliot Page, Major Griffin-Gracy, Gwendolyn Herzig, Jazz Jennings, and 54 others in the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated on Dec 14, 2022