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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: Other Gender Identity Cases

Doe v. Trump

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

Key Date: April 12, 2019 • Anti-Transgender Military Ban Takes Effect
Legal Team: GLAD & NCLR
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases

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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Carcaño v. Cooper

Case Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in North Carolina

Key Date: June 25, 2018 • Hearing on Pending Motions
Legal Team: ACLU, ACLU of NC, Lambda Legal
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases, Other Sexual Orientation Cases

While the lawsuit initially targeted House Bill 2, plaintiffs in the case are now targeting HB142, a similarly anti-LGBTQ law passed in April 2017, under the guise of being a "repeal" of HB2.

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Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant & Barber v. Bryant

Case Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Law HB1523 in Mississippi

Key Date: January 8, 2018 • U.S. Supreme Court Denied Certiorari
Legal Team: Campaign for Southern Equality, Lambda Legal & Mississippi Center for Justice
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases, Other Sexual Orientation Cases

The law allows Mississippi officials, state employees, and private individuals who hold certain religious beliefs to deny a wide array of services to LGBT individuals. 

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Stone v. Trump

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

Key Date: April 12, 2019 • Anti-Transgender Military Ban Takes Effect
Legal Team: ACLU
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases

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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Karnoski v. Trump

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

Key Date: June 14, 2019 • Ruling from 9th Circuit Issued
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases

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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Stockman v. Trump

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

Key Date: April 12, 2019 • Anti-Transgender Military Ban Takes Effect
Legal Team: Equality California, GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases

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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Starkville Pride v. City of Starkville

Case Concerning Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

Key Date: March 6, 2018 • City of Starkville reverses anti-LGBTQ decision
Legal Team: Private Counsel and Campaign for Southern Equality
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases, Other Sexual Orientation Cases

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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Kadel v. Folwell

Case Concerning Discrimination in Health Care

Key Date: March 11, 2019 • Initial Complaint Filed
Legal Team: Lambda Legal & TLDEF
Type: Other Gender Identity Cases

Kadel v. Folwell is a case filed by Lambda Legal and TLDEF on behalf of North Carolina public employees, some who are transgender and others who are the family members of transgender people.

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