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Matthews v. LeFever

LaNesha Matthews and Kyresha LeFever were a same-sex couple who had twins together using assisted reproduction. Their children were conceived using Kyresha’s eggs, and LaNesha gave birth, a process sometimes called egg sharing or reciprocal IVF. The parents broke up when the twins were young but coparented and shared custody for years until a dispute arose when the twins were 5-years-old. Kyresha sought shared custody, which the trial court initially granted after determining that Kyresha is a...

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Bostock v. Clayton County, Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC

On June 15, 2020, in a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-3 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace, protects LGBTQ employees. The Court’s ruling established that Title VII’s sex discrimination provisions also protect workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision has broad implications for many aspects of federal anti-discrimination law, because other federal...

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In re Doe

Jane Doe is the mother of three children in a rural community in the Midwest. From a young age, Jane’s middle child expressed that they may be transgender. Jane sought the advice of professionals on how to respond to her child’s statements. Those professionals reiterated the importance of supporting the child. Following that advice, Jane started using a new name for her child and bought the child clothes that were more consistent with the child’s gender identity. The local...

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