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Case: Howe v. Haslam

As outrageous as it is, today, people in many states can be fired from their jobs or denied services simply...

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Case: Stephens v. Bloomsburg School District

Merry Stephens, an award-winning teacher and basketball coach who was terminated because of the personal anti-gay animosity of several school board members

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Case: Stanton v. City of Largo

NCLR represented Susan Stanton, the City Manager for the City of Largo, Florida, after the city threatened to fire her because she was transgender and planned to undergo sex reassignment surgery

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Case: Jespersen v. Harrah’s Casino

NCLR and the Transgender Law Center filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit supporting Darlene Jespersen, who was fired by Harrah's Casino after she refused to comply with a new policy requiring female employees to adopt a hyper-feminine appearance. Harrah's policy required all women to wear heavy makeup applied in exactly the same way every day, to match a photograph held by the supervisor.

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Case: Sulpizio v. San Diego Mesa College

Lorri Sulpizio was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at San Diego Mesa College (Mesa), and her domestic partner, Cathy Bass,...

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