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Supreme Court Remands Transgender Rights Case to Court of Appeals After Trump Administration Withdraws Obama Era Guidance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court remanded a highly anticipated transgender rights case back to the Court of Appeals after the Trump Administration withdrew Obama era guidance regarding the rights of...more

United States Supreme Court to Hear Case Concerning Transgender Student Rights under Title IX

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Amid a national background of litigation concerning the U.S. Department of Education’s directives involving the rights of transgender students, on October 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to...more

Supreme Court Will Review Fourth Circuit Decision in Transgender Student’s Rights Case

On October 28, 2016 the United States Supreme Court agreed to review the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. This case is about whether a Virginia School Board’s policy limiting students’...more

Check Your Neutral Policies: The EEOC Joins the ACLU’s Challenge to Dignity Health’s Exclusion of All Care Related to Sex...

The ACLU filed a complaint against Dignity Health, claiming that the total exclusion of care related to “sex transformation surgery” in Dignity’s employee health insurance plan is unlawful sex discrimination. Now the EEOC...more

Tale of Several Lawsuits: Filings in North Carolina and Mississippi Regarding Gender Identity Laws

In response to the Department of Justice’s letter last week (see our previous blog post) regarding North Carolina’s HB2 law about transgender bathroom access (among other things), the Governor and Secretary of the Department...more

OSHA, EEOC and the Dept. of Justice Weigh In On Transgender Rights in the Workplace

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

In the last few months, hardly a day has gone by without some news regarding transgender bathroom access. Perhaps the catalyst for the increased attention on this issue was North Carolina’s passage of its controversial H.B....more

House Bill 2: What It Does and Does Not Do (A Private Sector Business Perspective)

by Smith Anderson on

H.B. 2 does not preclude private sector businesses or employers from adopting policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity nor regulate their decisions with regard to employee or...more

What North Carolina Employers Need To Know About New "Bathroom Law"

by Fisher Phillips on

On April 12, 2016, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory issued an Executive Order to clarify and somewhat lessen the impact of what has widely been referred to as the state’s new “bathroom law.” The new law, passed a few weeks...more

School Districts’ Obligations to Transgender Students Under Scrutiny as Another School District Settles With OCR (12/15)

In October 2014, we reported on the increasing attention given by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to the issue of discrimination against transgender students in public schools. Over the past...more

New Developments in Protections for LGBT Workers

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

It’s been a busy few weeks for developments in the area of LGBT rights since the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell , 576 U.S. ___ (2015)....more

Colorado School Denies Six-Year-Old Transgender Student’s Request To Use Girls’ Bathroom

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As The New York Times recently reported, a Colorado school district is facing a lawsuit after refusing to allow a six-year-old transgender student to use the girls’ bathroom in a local elementary school. The case highlights...more

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