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TODAY: Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Urges Federal Appellate Court to Reject LGBTQ Protections

By Angela Dallara • September 25, 2017, 1:19 pm FFAA looks forward to oral argument tomorrow and continuing to update our supporters about developments in this important case.
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60 Businesses and Organizations in Arizona File Brief Supporting Phoenix’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2017, 1:52 pm The brief makes the case that protecting LGBTQ people in Arizona from discrimination is strengthens the city's ability to conduct business and boosts the local economy.
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50 Employers Join for First-of-Its-Kind Amicus Brief in Support of Employment Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 12:16 pm Today 50 businesses representing more than 370,000 employees filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., a case being heard by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Case of Baker Seeking Religious Exemption from LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • June 26, 2017, 9:49 am When considering the case, the U.S. Supreme Court must consider the reality that many courts and commissions have affirmed in this specific case that Masterpiece Cakeshop is in no way entitled to a religious exemption from the Colorado Public Accommodations Law.
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Legal Momentum: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Will Rehear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2017, 3:03 pm Today, May 25 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit granted a request to consider en banc (the full court) a case concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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In Historic First, Federal Judge Rules Transgender Person Can Pursue Discrimination Claim Under Americans With Disabilities Act

By Adam Polaski • May 19, 2017, 9:41 am The judge recognized gender dysphoria as a medical condition, and his order details that its specific exclusion from the Americans with Disabilities Act (gender dysphoria is one of about a dozen medical conditions exempted from the ADA) is unfair.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Kentucky Credit Union That Discriminated Against Lesbian Woman

By Adam Polaski • May 12, 2017, 12:17 pm Today, May 12, Fauver Law Office in Louisville, Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Park Community Credit Union on behalf of a woman who last year was harassed and fired from her job because of her sexual orientation.
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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Fired Gay Man, Citing 2nd Circuit Concurrence & 7th Circuit Ruling

By Adam Polaski • May 8, 2017, 11:45 am "The law with respect to this legal question is clearly in a state of flux, and the Second Circuit, or perhaps the Supreme Court, may return to this question soon. In light of the evolving state of the law, dismissal of plaintiff's Title VII claim is improper."
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Members of Congress Urge Full 11th Circuit to Rehear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:02 pm "We firmly believe that Title VII’s sex discrimination provision already prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity."
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4th Circuit Judge Pens Powerful Tribute to Gavin Grimm, Young Hero in Transgender Equality Movement

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 4:19 pm Judge Davis today penned a moving tribute to Gavin Grimm and contextualized his role in the fight for equal treatment for all Americans.
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Momentum: For the First Time, Federal Judge Finds Anti-LGBT Discrimination in Violation of Fair Housing Act

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2017, 2:40 pm In less than twenty-four hours, two federal courts in two different states issued landmark, first-of-their-kind rulings finding that federal law prohibits discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
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HISTORIC: Why the 7th Circuit Ruling Declaring Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination Illegal is So Important

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2017, 9:03 am Today the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a historic en banc ruling in favor of Kimberly Hively, a math teacher who was fired from her job in Indiana because she was seen kissing her girlfriend.
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What You Need to Know About Mississippi’s HB1523, Considered by 5th Circuit Today

By Adam Polaski • April 3, 2017, 12:57 pm On April 3rd, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Fifth Court of Appeals in Lubbock, Texas will hear arguments on Mississippi’s HB 1523, the nation’s most sweeping anti-LGBT religious exemption law.
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7th Circuit Panel Presses School District Hard on Anti-Transgender Restroom Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2017, 5:47 pm The hearing today was on a preliminary injunction issued by a district court judge in 2016, which permitted the boy, Ashton Whitaker, to use the boys' room.
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In Positive Ruling, 2nd Circuit Panel Urges Full Appellate Court to Reconsider Anti-Gay Discrimination Claims

By Adam Polaski • March 27, 2017, 3:44 pm Today a three-judge panel from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, a case featuring a gay man suing for employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender stereotyping.