Content Filed Under: Litigation

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


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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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Ninth Circuit Denies Trump Administration Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 7:37 pm The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement a ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, in the case of Karnoski v. TrumP.
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Judge Strikes Down Iowa Medicaid Ban on Transition-Related Health Care

By Shane Stahl • July 14, 2018, 1:15 pm The ruling is the first in the state to guarantee transgender people Medicaid coverage for necessary healthcare.
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Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Denies Child Welfare Agencies a License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2018, 9:18 am The ruling marks the first time a federal court has ruled that child welfare agencies with government contracts may not exclude same-sex couples or require any other religious test for the purpose of determining who may foster or adopt children.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Major Wins in the Judiciary and MA Ballot Issue Receives Official Designation

By Shane Stahl • July 13, 2018, 3:43 pm The principle of nondiscrimination was upheld in HI and IA, and MA received it's rallying cry for this November's election: YES on 3!
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VIDEO: Same-Sex Couple Heads to Court to Challenge Michigan’s Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Law

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 10:45 am The case could serve as an important litmus test regarding the constitutionality of discriminatory adoption law.
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Anti-LGBTQ Group Seeks Arizona Supreme Court Review in Nondiscrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • July 11, 2018, 12:37 pm Arizona business sought to preempt the city of Phoenix's existing nondiscrimination law.
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