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Court Asked to Clarify That Transgender North Carolinians Have Access to Public Facilities Consistent with Their Gender Identity

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Transgender people in North Carolina will not be barred from using public restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity under a consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, and LGBT North Carolinians who are challenging state anti-LGBT laws H.B. 2 and H.B. 142 in a federal lawsuit. The judge in the case must agree to the terms of the proposed consent decree before it takes effect. ...
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Legal Advocates: Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law is ‘Unfair and Unconstitutional’

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The 11 individuals and the church that are plaintiffs in Barber v. Bryant are a cross-section of Mississippians harmed by HB 1523: clergy, LGBT residents, community leaders and activists. ...
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Full Fifth Circuit Denies Challenge to Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law

Plaintiffs in the Barber v. Bryant case
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HB 1523 sets forth a list of discriminatory actions that certain individuals and entities could take against Mississippians based on religious and so-called “moral” objections to the existence of transgender people, marriages of same-sex couples and non-marital sexual relationships. ...
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AG Ferguson Seeks to Join Challenge to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson has asked a federal court to allow the State of Washington to join a federal lawsuit challenging Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. ...
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U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Sued for Withdrawal of Guidance on Transgender Students

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In addition to requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, the guidance provided clarification on name and pronoun use, privacy, dress codes and protection of students from bullying and harassment. ...
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Pine-Richland Student Wins Fight to Use the Right Bathroom Matching Her Gender

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Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Pine-Richland School District, forcing the district to end a discriminatory, anti-transgender policy that prevented transgender students from using the bathroom that matches who they are. ...
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Court to Strike Down Puerto Rico’s Policy Denying Transgender People Accurate Birth Certificates

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Lambda Legal filed papers Monday urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Tod@s. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Anti-LGBT Bakery Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced it has granted review in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – the Colorado case involving a Denver bakery that cited religious beliefs and refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple contrary to Colorado’s civil rights law. ...
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Gay New York Skydiving Instructor Files Employment Discrimination Suit

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has granted en banc review in Zarda v. Altitude Express, the case of a New York skydiving instructor who was fired from his job because he was gay. ...
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Mississippi Funeral Home Sued for Refusing to Transport and Cremate Body of Gay Man

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After Bob died, the nursing home provided Picayune Funeral Home with necessary information confirming Bob’s death and identifying Jack as his husband. The nursing home called their nephew John and informed him that Picayune Funeral Home was now refusing to pick up the body and perform the cremation. ...
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