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To achieve a fully comprehensive law protecting Americans from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, our movement must work on multiple tracks, creating undeniable momentum that the country requires and is ready for fully inclusive non-discrimination protections ensuring no one faces unfair treatment because of who they are or who they love.

In addition to legislative work happening in statehouses and public education work happening elsewhere, part of this work is happening in the courts – and dozens of legal cases related to LGBTQ discrimination are currently pending in courts across the country. Freedom for All Americans is tracking key litigation related to LGBTQ Americans here. Use the “Explore” filter to track cases based on the state where they’re based, what they concern, whether they’re pending or resolved, or whether they’re filed in federal or state court.


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Topic: Gender Identity Employment Discrimination Cases

Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Under Title VII

Key Date: December 11, 2017 • Supreme Court Denies Review in Case
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Gender Identity Employment Discrimination Cases

The case dates back to April 2015, when Jameka Evans claimed that her former employer, Georgia Regional Hospital, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against her because of her sexual orientation and gender non-conformity. 

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Schawe-Lane v. Amazon

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Under Title VII

Key Date: April 11, 2018 • Parties Stipulate to Dismissal of Claims
Legal Team: Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Type: Gender Identity Employment Discrimination Cases

Transgender Defense and Education Legal Fund (TLDEF) has filed a lawsuit in the 6th District Court regarding employment discrimination by Amazon against Allegra Schawe-Lane, a transgender woman, and her husband, Dane Lane.

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R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Under Title VII

Key Date: October 8, 2019 • Supreme Court Oral Argument in Case
Legal Team: EEOC & ACLU
Type: Gender Identity Employment Discrimination Cases

The United States Supreme Court heard this argument in this case and will issue a decision in the first half of 2020.

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Wittmer v. Phillips 66

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Under Title VII

Key Date: February 6, 2019 • Ruling Issued Against Plaintiff by 5th Circuit
Legal Team: Private Counsel
Type: Gender Identity Employment Discrimination Cases

The case centers on Nicole Wittmer, who was offered employment with Phillips 66 after a job interview, but her job offer of employment was rescinded after her transgender status was disclosed.

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Fletcher v. State of Alaska

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Under Title VII

Key Date: February 19, 2020 • Oral Argument before Alaska District Court
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Gender Identity Employment Discrimination Cases

Fletcher v. State of Alaska is a case brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of a transgender state employee suing the state of Alaska under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because she was denied transition-related surgical treatment by her employee health care plan.

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