Lawsuit

Lawsuit

Social Security Administration sued on behalf of lesbian seeking spousal survivor benefits

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Helen Thornton and Lambda Legal are suing the SSA for spousal survivor benefits in the state of Washington. ...
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Court Asked to Clarify That Transgender North Carolinians Have Access to Public Facilities Consistent with Their Gender Identity

National
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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Bellingham Teen Denied Medical Care for Gender Dysphoria at PeaceHealth

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A 17-year-old transgender boy named Pax Enstad was denied medical care by his mother’s employer, a Catholic health organization called PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. ...
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Full Fifth Circuit Denies Challenge to Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law

Plaintiffs in the Barber v. Bryant case
National
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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Married Couple in Kentucky File Lawsuit Against Amazon for Discrimination

Allegra Schawe-Lane and her husband Dane Lane
National
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a married couple who faced cruel and persistent discrimination at an Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky. ...
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Family Sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for Discriminatory Treatment of Transgender Teenager

Katharine Prescott holds a portrait of her son, Kyler Prescott, in the garden she built in his memory outside their San Diego-area home. He passed away in May 2015.
National
A transgender teenage boy was admitted to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for in-patient care, released, and then died by suicide. ...
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Alabama Mother Seeks Recognition of Parental Rights Initiated in Georgia

National
E.L. kept V.L. from seeing the children, fighting her request for visitation, and arguing that the Georgia adoption was invalid in Alabama, where they live. ...
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Transgender Woman Sues Seattle Blood Clinic for Sex Discrimination

A technician carries a box designed to transport human blood at a blood drive. Photo: Natalie Behring/The Columbian
Health Local
A transgender woman has filed a federal suit against Bloodworks Northwest, a Seattle-based blood clinic, for terminating her employment on the basis of sex. ...
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Class Action Lawsuit Charges Walmart with Anti-Gay Discrimination

Health National
A class action lawsuit is charging Walmart with discriminating against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by denying their spouses health insurance benefits. ...
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Court Allows Lesbian Teacher to Proceed with Hesperia Lawsuit

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A California Superior Court Judge has signed an order allowing a lesbian teacher to proceed with her lawsuit against Hesperia Unified School District. ...
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