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Litigation Tracker: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

Take a look at all the litigation related to discrimination targeting transgender students that Freedom for All Americans is tracking. For every LGBTQ-related case, visit Equality Case Files.



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Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

Doe v. Volusia County School Board

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: April 4, 2018 • Motion for Preliminary Injunction Denied
Status: Headed to Trial in 2018
Legal Team: NCLR & Private Counsel
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

A school in Florida is refusing to respect the gender identity of transgender students, including a young transgender male, identified as John Doe. 

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J.A.W. v. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: August 3, 2018 • Plaintiff's Request for Preliminary Injunction Granted
Status: Pending before District Court
Legal Team: ACLU of Indiana
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

The school district is refusing to respect the gender identity of transgender students, including a young transgender male, J.A.W. Since Indiana is in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently ruled that discriminating against transgender students violates Title IX of the Education Amendments, the school must comply with the student's request.

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Adams v. School Board of St. John’s County, Florida

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: August 23, 2018 • Defendants File Appeal With 11th Circuit
Status: Appeal Pending Before 11th Circuit
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

On June 28, 2017, Lambda Legal filed a sex discrimination case in the Eleventh District Court on behalf on John Adams, a 16-year old male student who was denied access to the boys' restroom because he is transgender.

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M.A.B. v. Board of Education of Talbot County

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: June 18, 2018 • Case Settled
Status: Case Settled
Legal Team: FreeState Justice, ACLU and ACLU of MD
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

St. Michaels Middle-High School in Maryland is refusing to respect the gender identity of transgender students, including M.A.B., a transgender boy, with regard to sex-segregated facilities such as restrooms.

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Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: June 5, 2018 • Appeal Filed by Defendant to 4th Circuit
Status: Appeal Pending Before 4th Circuit
Legal Team: ACLU
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

Gavin graduated from high school in June 2017 – but his case has not yet ended. The ACLU has continued to represent him, and on May 22 of 2018, a federal district court ruled that his Title IX claim had merit.

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Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: May 24, 2018 • 3rd Circuit Ruling in Favor of District
Status: 3rd Circuit Victory Could Face SCOTUS Review
Legal Team: ACLU of Pennsylvania
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

This case is about respecting transgender students for who they are and is a part of the growing legislative and legal momentum against restricting restroom access for transgender Americans.

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Kenosha Unified School District v. Whitaker

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: January 10, 2018 • Case Settled
Status: Case Settled
Legal Team: Transgender Law Center
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

The court’s opinion made the 7th Circuit the highest court ever to decisively find that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, extends to transgender students.

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Jane Doe v. Highland Local School District

Case Concerning Restroom Access for Transgender Students

Key Date: February 22, 2018 • 6th Circuit Rejects Anti-LGBTQ Request for Stay of Lower Court Ruling
Status: Case Resolved
Legal Team: National Center for Lesbian Rights
Type: Discrimination Targeting Transgender Students

Highland Local Schools in Ohio is refusing to respect the gender identity of transgender students, including a young transgender girl, Jane Doe. Following an investigation by the United States Department of Education, the District was found to be violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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