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To achieve a fully comprehensive law protecting Americans from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, our movement must work on multiple tracks, creating undeniable momentum that the country requires and is ready for fully inclusive non-discrimination protections ensuring no one faces unfair treatment because of who they are or who they love.

In addition to legislative work happening in statehouses and public education work happening elsewhere, part of this work is happening in the courts – and dozens of legal cases related to LGBTQ discrimination are currently pending in courts across the country. Freedom for All Americans is tracking key litigation related to LGBTQ Americans here. Use the “Explore” filter to track cases based on the state where they’re based, what they concern, whether they’re pending or resolved, or whether they’re filed in federal or state court.


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Topic: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

Woods v Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

A Case Concerning Employment Discrimination

Key Date: March 4, 2021 • Order Remanding Case to the Lower Court
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

This case concerns employment discrimination against a bisexual man.

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Starkey v Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

A Case Concerning Employment Discrimination

Key Date: August 11, 2021 • Ruling Issued Against Plaintiff
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

This case concerns employment discrimination claims under Title VII.

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Tarrant County College District v. Amanda Sims

A Case Concerning Employment Discrimination

Key Date: March 10, 2021 • Intermediate Texas Court of Appeals Ruling
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

The Fifth District Court of Appeals for Texas ruled that an employee can bring a claim of employment discrimination under existing state code.

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Jiminez v. Local 225 of the Laborers’ International Union of North America

A Case Concerning Employment Discrimination

Key Date: October 8, 2020 • 7th Circuit Ruling Issued Allowing Case to Go Forward
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

This case revolves around a union that denied a lesbian couple spousal benefits.

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McLucas v. Home Depot USA

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination

Key Date: October 27, 2020 • Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Denied
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

The case concerns a suit brought by a Black woman claiming that she was fired for reporting the sexual harassment of a co-worker on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Under Title VII

Key Date: October 8, 2019 • Supreme Court Oral Argument in Case
Legal Team: ACLU
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

The United States Supreme Court heard this argument in this case and will issue a decision in the first half of 2020.

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Harold Lampley and Rene Frost v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Under State Law

Key Date: February 26, 2019 • Ruling from MO Supreme Court
Legal Team: Private Counsel
Type: Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Cases

This case concerns two employees of the Missouri Department of Social Services claiming employment discrimination under Missouri's current human rights laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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