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Racial Justice Groups Support Transgender Student in Supreme Court

(San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2017)— Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a joint amicus brief supporting Gavin Grimm in his case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to enforce the protections guaranteed by federal law to transgender students. The school board in Gloucester County, Virginia, where Gavin Grimm attended school, had enacted a policy excluding transgender students from using the same restrooms...

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NCLR Analysis: Latest on LGBTQ Cases at the Supreme Court—What to Expect and When

As was widely expected, the Supreme Court today declined to take any action on three important cases involving the rights of same-sex couples, including the challenge to California’ Proposition 8 and one of several challenges to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  (See my Huffington Post blog post for a preview of the Court’s LGBTQ cases this term.) At this point, we still do not have any information about whether the Court will take any of these cases, or whether it will let the...

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Doe v. Reed

In this case, anti-gay groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision ordering the release of the names of 138,000 people who signed petitions supporting a ballot initiative to repeal basic protections for same-sex couples in Washington State. In November 2009, Washington voters rejected this attempt Referendum 71—and preserved the state’s domestic partnership law. The anti-gay groups were seeking to strike down a Washington law requiring disclosure of the petitions as public...

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Supreme Court Rules on Title VII! Give now & Celebrate!