Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Featured Cases, Advocacy & Policy

Featured Cases

Family & Relationships

A.G. v. County of Los Angeles

STATUS: Amicus Brief Filed

A.G.’s complaint states that on January 6. 2015, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department entered A.G.’s father’s home and used a Taser on his father, who was mentally ill, because he would not stop singing in his bathroom. A.G.’s father died as a result. The California Superior Court improperly dismissed A.G.’s wrongful death claim solely…

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Additional Civil Rights

Vazzo v. Tampa

STATUS: Pending

Equality Florida seeks to defend the City of Tampa’s ban on the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy for minors against a lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBT hate group. On January 12, 2018, a motion for Equality Florida to intervene was filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Center…

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Featured Policy & Legistlation

Family & Relationships

Legislation: California Assembly Bill 960

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On October 10, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that updates the state’s assisted reproduction laws to ensure that all families are equally protected under the law. Authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, Assembly Bill 960 updates current assisted reproduction laws in three ways: first, unmarried couples using assisted reproduction to become parents will…

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Employment

Legislation: California Senate Bill 703

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On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that protects transgender people who work for companies doing business with state agencies. Senate Bill 703, authored by California State Senator Mark Leno, prohibits state agencies from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with a contractor who discriminates in…

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