Recent Cases

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

  • Gloucester County School Board v. G. G. (School Board’s appeal of 4th Circuit decision in favor of Virginia transgender student), Case Number: 16-273,

 

COLORADO 

  • 303 Creative v. Elenis (Graphic designer, represented by ADF, challenging the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act)
    • Court (federal): District of Colorado, Case number 1:16-cv-02372
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    • Assigned to: Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer

 

GEORGIA (11th Circuit)

  • Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital (Employee’s sex discrimination claim under Title VII based on gender nonconformity and sexual orientation)
    • Court (federal): Southern District of Georgia, Case Number 4:15-cv-00103
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Randal Hall
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith
  • APPEAL
    • Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital  (Plaintiff’s appeal of order dismissing complaint)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Case Number 15-15234
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INDIANA (7th Circuit)

  • Henderson v. Adams (Challenge to Indiana law as to presumptive parentage on birth certificates)
    • Court (federal): Southern District of Indiana, Case Number 1:15-cv-00220
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket (under construction)
    • Assigned to: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore
  • APPEAL
    • Henderson v. Adams (State defendant’s appeal of judgment in favor of plaintiffs)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Case Number 17-1141
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  • Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College (Employee’s Title VII sexual orientation discrimination claim against Indiana school)
    • Court (federal): Northern District of Indiana, Case Number 3:14-cv-01791
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket (under construction)
    • Assigned to: Judge Rudy Lozano
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein
  • APPEAL
    • Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College (Plaintiff’s Appeal of Summary Judgment in favor of Defendant)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Case Number 15-1720
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MASSACHUSETTS

  • Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively (Sexual Minorities Uganda’s suit against Scott Lively)
    • Court (federal): District of Massachusetts, Case Number 3:12-cv-30051
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket
    • Assigned to: Judge Michael A. Ponsor
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson
  • Horizon Christian Fellowship v. Williamson (Churches challenging state law barring gender identity discrimination in public accomodations as applied to churches and pastors)
    • Voluntarily Dismissed December 12, 2016
    • Court (federal): District of Massachusetts, Case Number 1:16-cv-12034
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket
    • Assigned to: Chief Judge Patti B. Saris 
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell

 

MINNESOTA  (8th Circuit)

  • Privacy Matters v. U.S. Dept. of Education (Parents and Students suing the federal government and a Minnesota school district to block a policy, consistent with federal Title IX guidelines, that protects transgender students from discrimination)
    • Voluntarily Dismissed April 13, 2017
    • Court (federal): District of Minnesota, Case Number: 0:16-cv-03015
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois
  • Tovar  v. Essentia Health (Mother suing for coverage of transgender son’s transition-related medical treatment)
    • Court (federal): District of Minnesota, Case Number 0:16-cv-00100
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Richard H. Kyle
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois
  • APPEAL
    • Tovar  v. Essentia Health (Plaintiff’s appeal of dismissal for lack of standing)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Case Number 16-3186
      • Case History
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MISSISSIPPI

  • Barber v. Bryant (Challenge to Mississippi’s HB 1523 by religious leaders and other individuals, and the Joshua Generation MCC)
    • Court (federal): Southern District of Mississippi, Case Number 3:16-cv-00417
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket (under construction)
    • Assigned to: Judge Carlton W. Reeves
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson
  • APPEAL
    • Barber v. Bryant (Defendants’ appeal of order granting preliminary injunction)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Case Number 16-60477
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  • Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant (Challenge to Mississippi’s HB 1523 by CSE and The Rev. Susan Hrostowski)
    • Court (federal): Southern District of Mississippi, Case Number 3:16-cv-00442
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket (under construction)
    • Assigned to: Judge Carlton W. Reeves
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson
  • APPEAL
    • Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant (Defendants’ appeal of order granting preliminary injunction)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Case Number 16-60478
      • Case History (under construction)
      • Docket (under construction)

 

NEW YORK (2nd Circuit)

  • Christiansen  v. Omnicom Group (Gay man suing for employment discrimination under federal, state, and local laws, including sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII)
    • Court (federal): Southern District of New York, Case Number 1:15-cv-03440
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket
    • Assigned to: Judge Katherine Polk Failla
  • APPEAL
    • Christiansen  v. Omnicom Group (Employee’s appeal of order dismissing his claim of sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Case Number 16-748
      • Case History
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NORTH CAROLINA (4th Circuit)

  • Carcaño v. McCrory (ACLU/Lambda Legal challenging North Carolina law House Bill 2)
    • Court (federal): Middle District of North Carolina, Case Number: 1:16-cv-00236
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Thomas D. Schroeder
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake
  • APPEAL
    • Carcaño v. McCrory (Plaintiffs’ 4th Circuit appeal of narrow scope of preliminary injunction)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Case Number 16-1989
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  • United States v. North Carolina (DOJ suing the State of NC and NC officials challenging provisions of HB2 that violate Title IX, Title VII, and the Violence Against Women Act)
    • Court (federal): Middle District of North Carolina, Case Number: 1:16-cv-00425
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Thomas D. Schroeder
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake

 

OHIO (6th Circuit)

  • Board of Education of the Highland Local School District v. U.S. Dept. of Education (Ohio school district challenging federal Title IX guidance)
    • Court (federal): Southern District of Ohio, Case Number: 2:16-cv-00524
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Algenon L. Marbley
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson
  • APPEALS
    • Board of Education of Highland School District v. Jane Doe (3rd Party Defendants’ appeal of preliminary injunction granted in favor of transgender student)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Case Number: 16-4117
      • Case History
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    • Board of Education of Highland School District v. U.S. Dept. of Education (Plaintiff Board of Education’s appeal of order denying their preliminary injunction as to federal Title IX guidelines)
      • Appeal Dismissed April 7, 2017 per Parties’ Joint Dismissal Agreement
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Case Number: 16-4107
      • Case History
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PENNSYLVANIA 

  • Evancho v. Pine-Richland School District (Lambda Legal’s suit against a Pennsylvania school district for implementing a new policy that discriminates against transgender students)
    • Court (federal): Western District of Pennsylvania, Case Number: 2:16-cv-01537
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket
    • Assigned to: Judge Mark R. Hornak

 

TEXAS (5th Circuit)

  • State of Texas v. United States (Thirteen states challenging federal government’s guidelines on transgender students and employees)
    • Voluntarily Dismissed March 3, 2017
    • Court (federal): Northern District of Texas (Wichita Falls), Case Number: 7:16-cv-00054
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Reed C. O’Connor
  • APPEAL
    • State of Texas v. United States (Defendants appealing preliminary injunction and order defining its scope)
      • Voluntarily Dismissed March 3, 2017
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
      • Case Number: 16-11534
      • Case History
      • Docket

 

VIRGINIA (4th Circuit)

  • G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board (Right of transgender student Gavin Grimm to use the boys’ bathroom)
    • Court (federal): Eastern District of Virginia, Case Number: 4:15-cv-00054
    • Case History (under construction)
    • Docket (under construction)
    • Assigned to: Judge Robert G. Doumar
    • Referred to: Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller
  • APPEALS 
    • G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board (Student’s appeal of district court decision denying preliminary injunction and dismissing Title IX claim)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Case Number: 15-2056
      • Case History (under construction)
      • Docket (under construction)
    • G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board  (School Board’s appeal of order granting preliminary injunction)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Case Number: 16-1733
      • Case History (under construction)
      • Docket (under construction)
    • Gloucester County School Board v. G. G. (School Board’s appeal of 4th Circuit decision in favor of student)
      • Summary disposition March 6, 2017 
      • Court: United States Supreme Court, Case Number: 16-273
      • Case History
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WISCONSIN (7th Circuit)

  • Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District (Transgender boy suing Wisconsin school district over discriminatory treatment in violation of Title IX)
    • Court (federal): Eastern District of Wisconsin, Case Number: 2:16-cv-00943
    • Case History
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    • Assigned to: Judge Pamela Pepper
  • APPEALS 
    • Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 (School District appealing preliminary injunction)
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Case Number: 16-3522
      • Case History
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    • Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 v. Whitaker (School District asking permission to appeal order on motion to dismiss)
      • Petition denied November 14, 2016 (but see Motion to Appeal in Case Number 16-3522) 
      • Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Case Number: 16-8019
      • Case History
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