Content Filed Under: Litigation

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


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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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Hawaii Supreme Court Allows Ruling Affirming LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Law to Stand

By Shane Stahl • July 11, 2018, 12:27 pm The Court denied review of the case, now over 11 years in the judiciary.
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Reflecting on 54 Years of the Civil Rights Act – and How It’s Expanded Protections for LGBTQ Americans

By Adam Polaski • July 2, 2018, 2:41 pm Fifty-four years later, as we celebrate this historic legislation that has empowered millions of Americans and strengthened the possibility of a more fair and equal country for people of all races and religions, we also reflect on how the Civil Rights Act has helped to expand protections for LGBTQ Americans.
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Freedom For All Americans Welcomes Jon Davidson as Chief Counsel

By Shane Stahl • July 2, 2018, 1:09 pm Davidson brings more than 30 years of experience in the LGBTQ movement to his new position.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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U.S. Supreme Court Sends ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ Case Back to Lower Court

By Adam Polaski • June 25, 2018, 9:46 am Today, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court took action on a petition for cert. in Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, granting the petition, vacating the lower court decision, and sending it back to the lower court for further consideration in light of Masterpiece Cakeshop.
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Oregon Supreme Court Denies Review of Case Similar to Masterpiece Cakeshop, Leaving LGBTQ Protections in Place

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:08 pm The court upholds an earlier ruling saying the plaintiff's unlawfully discriminated against a same sex couple.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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In Powerful Order for Boyertown District, 3rd Circuit Underlines Schools’ Responsibility to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • June 21, 2018, 10:19 am The 3rd Circuit ruling in favor of Boyertown's transgender-inclusive policy came less than an hour after arguments ended.