Content Filed Under: Litigation

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


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Important Wisconsin Ruling Affirms Right to Nondiscriminatory Healthcare Coverage for Transgender State Workers

By Shane Stahl • September 19, 2018, 5:54 pm A statewide ban on transition-related healthcare has been struck down as discriminatory.
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Five LGBTQ Developments That Should Give Transgender Students Hope for the New School Year

By Adam Polaski • September 18, 2018, 12:10 pm "As kids head back into the school year and the months ahead get busy, transgender students and the many other students who support them can take heart in these five developments:"
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Federal Judge Rules that Case Challenging State Support of Discriminatory Adoption Agencies Can Proceed

By Shane Stahl • September 14, 2018, 5:52 pm The ruling will allow the case against the state's support of discriminatory adoption agencies to proceed.
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Ruling: Transgender Man’s Discrimination Case Will Proceed in Colorado

By Shane Stahl • September 6, 2018, 11:09 am After a successful interview, Egan Joseph Woodward was offered a job at A&E Tire Company in Denver, CO, and he disclosed that he is a transgender man, to which the manager said, “that’s all I need,” abruptly hung up the phone, and subsequently hired someone else for the position.
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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Ruling Protecting Prospective LGBTQ Adoptive Parents to Stand

By Adam Polaski • August 30, 2018, 7:47 pm The lower court ruling, issued last month, allowed Philadelphia to require child welfare agencies with city contracts to follow the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Appellate Court to Rule That Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Fair Housing Act

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 6:38 pm The ruling applies Title VII sex discrimination protections to the Fair Housing Act.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Protections in Kentucky, a Win for a Trans Student, and Another Blow to the Proposed Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 4:03 pm The important stories for the first full week of August, 2018.
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Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student’s Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • August 6, 2018, 1:15 pm The transgender male student will be able to access the boys' facilities while the case is awaiting trial.
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Michigan Appellate Court Sends Portion of Locker Room Case Back to Lower Court

By Jon Davidson • August 1, 2018, 12:06 pm The court held that Planet Fitness failed to adequately disclose its inclusive public accommodations policy to a patron.
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Oregon Judge Rejects Anti-Transgender Arguments, Upholding School District’s Inclusive Policy

By Adam Polaski • July 30, 2018, 8:33 am The federal judge in Oregon denied a motion for a preliminary injunction and granted a motion to dismiss from Basic Rights Oregon, a statewide LGBTQ organization in the Beaver State represented by the ACLU, which intervened in the case. 
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
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Full Third Circuit Court of Appeals Shuts Down Anti-Transgender Arguments in PA Case

By Shane Stahl • July 27, 2018, 10:48 pm The decision upholds an earlier decision that kept the school's transgender-inclusive policy in place.
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Federal Judge Rules for Transgender Teenager Denied Restroom Access at Florida School

By Adam Polaski • July 27, 2018, 9:14 am "Drew Adams is just like every other student at Nease High School, a teenager coming of age in a complicated, uncertain and changing world. When it comes to his use of the bathroom, the law requires that he be treated like any other boy."
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Eleventh Circuit Judge Makes the Case for Employment Protections Under Title VII in Fiery Dissent

By Shane Stahl • July 26, 2018, 5:30 pm Although the court denied review, Judge Robin Rosenbaum issued a strongly worded dissent that took the court to task for its inaction, saying, “I cannot explain why a majority of our Court is content to rely on the precedential equivalent of an Edsel with a missing engine, when it comes to an issue that affects so many people."
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Anti-LGBTQ Organization Asks SCOTUS to Review Case of Transgender Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 24, 2018, 2:28 pm The filing of the cert petitions kicks off a weeks-long process where parties on both sides of the dispute weighs in. The Supreme Court Justices are likely to conference on the petitions and decide whether or not to grant review in the fall of 2018.
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