Content Filed Under: Litigation

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

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ACLU and Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit Against Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT HB1523

By Adam Polaski • May 9, 2016, 1:18 pm The legal case seeks relief from the registrar of vital records and was filed on behalf of Nykolas Alford and Stephen Thomas, a same-sex couple who planned to marry but now face discrimination because of HB1523.
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In Desperate Move to Preserve HB2, North Carolina Sues Federal Government for Right to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • May 9, 2016, 11:11 am Governor Pat McCrory and leading North Carolina lawmakers are once again doubling down behind HB 2, filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today calling the federal inquiry into the anti-transgender law “baseless and blatant overreach.”
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Important Victory: 4th Circuit Rules in Favor of Transgender Student’s Right to Use the Restroom

By Adam Polaski • April 19, 2016, 2:18 pm Today, April 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled in favor of a transgender high school student, who has been prohibited from using the boy’s bathroom – despite his male gender identity – by his school board.
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North Carolina Attorney General Will Not Defend the Unconstitutional, Anti-LGBT HB2

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2016, 11:25 am Today at a press conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, the state's Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that his office would not defend House Bill 2.
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North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT HB2 is Challenged in Federal Court

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2016, 9:50 am This morning, March 28, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality NC joined together in filing a legal challenge to HB2.
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As Mayors Coalition Forms, Pennsylvania Governor Reiterates Call for LGBT Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 4, 2016, 12:55 pm In response to two new federal legal cases filed by the EEOC alleging anti-gay discrimination, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his statewide call for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
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Texas Supreme Court Aims to Overturn Ordinance Protecting Houston Residents from Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 24, 2015, 3:50 pm The court ruled that the Houston City Council must either repeal the HERO Act or put the ordinance on the ballot for a November 2015 vote.
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