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Posts Tagged ‘passport lawsuit’

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…

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Lambda Legal Blasts State Dept in Zzyym’s Gender Recognition Lawsuit

Last Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym, who uses they/them/their pronouns, and Lambda Legal, the country’s largest, oldest LGBT civil rights organization, announced that they were suing the U.S. Department of State for denying Zzyym a passport that accurately reflects their sex and gender. Today, Lambda Legal staff attorneys urged the U.S. District Court…

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OII-USA Dana Zzyym’s Lawsuit in Newsday!

This great piece in Newsday accurately describes Dana’s case, points out that some intersex people, unlike Dana, identify as men or women (as we have always made clear), and even features a great pic of Dana and Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney representing Dana in this lawsuit. Big thanks to Newsday for giving…

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Excellent Coverage in Buzzfeed of Zzyym’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit

  “Foreign nationals who have the X marker on their passports are permitted to enter the U.S. and yet we’re denying the same rights to our own citizens,” said  Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney handling OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s case. “When you are allowing foreign nationals more rights than you do your own…

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