Content Filed Under: Litigation

Posts regarding all litigation being considered throughout the country concerning non-discrimination.

Cervelli v. Aloha Bed & Breakfast

June 19, 2018, 4:39 pm In February 2018, the Hawaii Court of Appeals upheld a decision from the First Circuit Court of Hawaii in 2013 that Aloha Bed & Breakfast had violated the state's public accommodations law and ordering that the business stop discriminating against same sex couples. ADF has filed a petition for review before the Hawaii Supreme Court, with Lambda Legal expected to file their response soon.

Brush & Nib Studio v. City of Phoenix

June 19, 2018, 4:33 pm On June 7, Alliance Defending Freedom indicated it would appeal to the AZ Supreme Court following the Arizona Court of Appeals' ruling, which upheld the city of Phoenix's nondiscrimination ordinance that protects LGBTQ from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
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As SCOTUS Conferences on ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ Case, Similar Litigation Surges Through Courts

By Adam Polaski • June 11, 2018, 10:00 am The Arlene's Flowers case isn't the only litigation centered on religious exemptions from LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination laws and ordinances. There is a persistent wave of cases working their way through the court system now.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Governor Signs Protections Into Law, A Major Supreme Court Ruling, Litigation Updates, and New MA Polling

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:27 pm A compilation of weekly news regarding nondiscrimination for the first full week of June, 2018.
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Supporters of LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Share Their Reactions to Masterpiece Decision

By Shane Stahl • June 4, 2018, 2:22 pm Following this morning’s Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece case, where the justices ruled in favor of the bakery – but, crucially, kept existing nondiscrimination laws intact, limiting the decision to this case alone – a number of elected officials, and others have taken to social media to voice their reactions.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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New Petitions Request Supreme Court Review in Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

By Adam Polaski • May 30, 2018, 5:30 pm Two new petitions for review have arrived at the United States Supreme Court – and both center on the question of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on "sex," also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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VICTORY IN COURT: Federal Judge Sides with Gavin Grimm in Case of Anti-Transgender Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • May 23, 2018, 11:14 am A ruling on May 22 from a district court in Virginia found that Gavin Grimm, a transgender male student formerly of Gloucester School District, had good standing to pursue his discrimination case after being banned from using the boys' restroom in his school.
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This Legal Case is ADF’s Latest Desperate Attempt to Roll Back LGBTQ Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 23, 2018, 6:19 pm Take a closer look at the '303 Creative' case, the latest anti-LGBTQ argument being pushed by ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom), one of the nation's most powerful organizations advocating for shameful discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.
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For the First Time, Federal Judge in Texas Finds that Title VII Protects Transgender Workers

By Adam Polaski • April 10, 2018, 2:44 pm "Applying these recent cases, the court assumes that Wittmer's status as a transgender woman places her under the protections of Title VII."
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.
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Federal Judge in Maryland Rules for Transgender Students’ Dignity and Against School’s Discriminatory Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2018, 1:48 pm "I am extremely happy with the court’s decision, and think it is a great step in the right direction."
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Nearly 50 Businesses Urge the 8th Circuit to Rule Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm The legal brief, which features voices like AirBnB, Morgan Stanley, Dropbox, PayPal, Viacom, and Microsoft, is submitted in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management.
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Groundbreaking Victory in the 6th Circuit Against Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:27 pm The panel ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does not grant employers an exemption from Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
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Today: 7th Circuit Hears Argument in Case of Lesbian Senior Who Endured Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 6, 2018, 12:27 pm Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is hearing oral argument in the case of a lesbian senior suing the Glen St. Andrew Living Community for failing to protect her from anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.
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