Legal cases/ Legislation
American Bar Assoc Resolution on informed consent for intersex surgeries
As reported in the ABA Journal, the ABA (American Bar Association) House of Delegates approved a resolution on Monday, February 6, asking medical professionals to obtain consent from minors with intersex traits before doing medical or surgical intervention. As outlined on the ABA’s website, Resolution 511: Opposes all federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal legislation,…Read More
X Passports Avail April 11 – Tx to our AD’s Lawsuit!
The US State Department announced today that X Marker Passports will be available to all US citizens starting on April 11th–a historic development made possible by our Associage Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit against them for such a passport! As stated in their press release, “The Department is setting a precedent as the first federal government…Read More
Dana Zzyym’s Op-ed for NBC News
Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym explains what drove them to fight for so long for the first US passport with an X sex/gender marker in a beautiful op-ed for NBC News titled, “America finally issued me an acurate passport. Here’s why it took so long.” “For centuries, society has ignored and even hidden the existence…Read More
Our A.D. is First Recipient of a US X Passport!
We finally did it! Today, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym became the first recipient of a US passport with an X sex/gender marker. Receiving the passport culminates a six year legal battle which began, fittingly, on Intersex Awareness Day (October 26th) 2015, when Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for a passport that accurately reflects them as neither…Read More
Our AD’s Lawsuit in The New York Times
More coverage this week of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit, today in the New York Times. We thank Lambda Legal, as always,for acting as Dana’s legal representatives in the lawsuit. We also encourage President Biden and the State Department to issue Zzyym’s passport swiftly, and to make an X option available on passports for…Read More
Tenth Circuit Orders State Dept to Reconsider Denying Dana Zzyym an Accurate Passport
From Associate Director Zzyym’s team at Lambda Legal. ==================================================== LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; email@example.com ==================================================== Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Decision to Deny Intersex Vet an Accurate Passport “The Court wants the State Department – for the third time – to reconsider Dana’s passport…Read More
Dana Zzyym in Washington Post’s X Passport Bill Coverage
We live in a society so committed to enforcing an exclusively binary sex/gender system that it subjects healthy babies to irreversible, high risk, medically unnecessary gonadal and/or genital surgeries in an effort to make future boys/men or girls/women out of all intersex infants. The Intersex Campaign for Equality recognizes federal third gender recognition as a…Read More
Rep. Khanna introduces legislation to add third gender option for US passports!
We are deeply grateful to California Representative Ro Khanna for introducing legislation today, which we are proud to have worked with his office on, that would allow non-binary U.S. citizens to be recognized with an X instead of an M or an F on passports. One of our founding missions–along with ending the practice of…Read More
Lambda Legal Continues Fight for Dana Zzyym’s Non-Binary Passport!
==================================================== PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, May 09, 2019 From out colleagues at Lambda Legal ==================================================== Lambda Legal to Tenth Circuit: Affirm Ruling for Nonbinary Intersex Veteran Seeking an Accurate U.S. Passport “It’s absurd that the State Department would rather me just randomly check a box: male or female. It’s not who I am, and it would…Read More