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Take a look at all of the additional litigation related to LGBTQ non-discrimination Freedom for All Americans is tracking. For every LGBTQ-related case, visit Equality Case Files.



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Marouf v. Azar

Case Concerning Discrimination in Adoption

Key Date: June 18, 2018 • Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Filed by Plaintiffs
Status: Pending Before U.S. District Court of District of Columbia
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

On May 28, 2018, the defendant's legal team filed a motion to dismiss; on June 18, Lambda Legal filed opposition to the motion on behalf of their clients.

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Sharonell Fulton et al. v. City of Philadelphia

Case Concerning Discrimination in Adoption

Key Date: November 6, 2018 • Oral Argument Scheduled Before 3rd Circuit
Status: Pending Before 3rd Circuit
Legal Team: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

On June 5, lawyers for the plaintiff filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent the city of Philadelphia from terminating a contract with Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia..

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Starkville Pride v. City of Starkville

Case Concerning Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

Key Date: March 6, 2018 • City of Starkville reverses anti-LGBTQ decision
Status: Resolved, with Victory for LGBTQ Plaintiffs
Legal Team: Private Counsel and Campaign for Southern Equality
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

Plaintiffs Mississippi State University students Bailey McDaniel and Emily Turner filed the federal lawsuit and asked a judge to overrule the city's decision to block the planned parade and immediately grant a parade permit to Starkville Pride.

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Dumont v. Lyon

Case Concerning Adoption Agencies' Ability to Deny Service to LGBTQ People

Key Date: September 14, 2018 • Court Refuses to Dismiss Case
Status: Pending before District Court
Legal Team: ACLU
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

Dumont v. Lyon is a case challenging a Michigan law that allows state-funded adoption agencies to cite religion as a reason for turning away foster parents or adoptive parents based on their sexual orientation. 

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Stockman v. Trump

Case Challenging Trump's Directive Banning Military Service for Transgender Americans

Key Date: July 30, 2018 • Hearing Scheduled in District Court
Status: Pending before District Court
Legal Team: Equality California, GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

On September 4 Stockman v. Trump was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California challenging Trump's attempt to reinstate a ban on open service for transgender people.

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Pidgeon v. Turner

Case Concerning Spousal Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples

Key Date: December 4, 2017 • Petition for Certiorari Denied by U.S. Supreme Court Conference
Status: Case Resolved
Legal Team: City of Houston
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

Following the Obergefell ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, the residents claimed that the ruling merely concerned whether same-sex couples can receive marriage licenses – not whether they must receive the same benefits.

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Karnoski v. Trump

Case Challenging Trump's Directive Banning Military Service for Transgender Americans

Key Date: July 18, 2018 • Motion for Stay of Preliminary Injunction Denied
Status: Headed to Trial in 2018
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

On August 28 Karnoski v. Trump was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging Trump's attempt to reinstate a ban on open service for transgender people.

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Stone v. Trump

Case Challenging Trump's Directive Banning Military Service for Transgender Americans

Key Date: December 21, 2017 • Appellate Court Denies Request for a Stay in Ruling for Plaintiffs
Status: Motion for Preliminary Injunction Appealed to 4th Circuit
Legal Team: ACLU
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

On August 28 Stone v. Trump was filed in the U.S. District Court for Maryland challenging Trump's attempt to reinstate a ban on open service for transgender people.

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Doe v. Trump

Case Challenging Trump's Directive Banning Military Service for Transgender Americans

Key Date: December 10, 2018 • Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment Filed
Status: Awaiting Oral Argument from DC Circuit
Legal Team: GLAD & NCLR
Type: Other LGBT Litigation

On August 9 Doe v. Trump was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging Trump's attempt to reinstate a ban on open service for transgender people.

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