Content Filed Under: Seventh Circuit

Cases, arguments, and decisions before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Appellate Court to Rule That Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Fair Housing Act

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 6:38 pm The ruling applies Title VII sex discrimination protections to the Fair Housing Act.
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Today: 7th Circuit Hears Argument in Case of Lesbian Senior Who Endured Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 6, 2018, 12:27 pm Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is hearing oral argument in the case of a lesbian senior suing the Glen St. Andrew Living Community for failing to protect her from anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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With Transgender Case Settlement, Historic 7th Circuit Ruling Will Remain Precedent

January 10, 2018, 12:49 pm Ash Whitaker, the transgender student plaintiff in Whitaker v. Kenosha United School District (KUSD), and his former school district have announced a settlement in Whitaker's discrimination lawsuit, meaning that a first-of-its-kind ruling on transgender discrimination will remain on the books.
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Parties Settle in Landmark ‘Whitaker’ Case for Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • January 10, 2018, 10:40 am This week the parties involved in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District – Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Ash Whitaker, a transgender student who graduated in 2017, reached a settlement agreement.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Giving Thanks and Moving Forward in the Movement for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 11:59 am Today on Thanksgiving,  Freedom For All Americans is focusing all that we have to be grateful for.
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Historic: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dignity for Transgender Student

By Adam Polaski • May 30, 2017, 3:31 pm In the ruling, a 3-judge panel of the federal appellate court affirmed that the school district must allow Ashton Whitaker, a transgender boy in Wisconsin, to use the boys' restroom.
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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Fired Gay Man, Citing 2nd Circuit Concurrence & 7th Circuit Ruling

By Adam Polaski • May 8, 2017, 11:45 am "The law with respect to this legal question is clearly in a state of flux, and the Second Circuit, or perhaps the Supreme Court, may return to this question soon. In light of the evolving state of the law, dismissal of plaintiff's Title VII claim is improper."
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HISTORIC: Why the 7th Circuit Ruling Declaring Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination Illegal is So Important

By Adam Polaski • April 5, 2017, 9:03 am Today the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a historic en banc ruling in favor of Kimberly Hively, a math teacher who was fired from her job in Indiana because she was seen kissing her girlfriend.
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7th Circuit Panel Presses School District Hard on Anti-Transgender Restroom Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2017, 5:47 pm The hearing today was on a preliminary injunction issued by a district court judge in 2016, which permitted the boy, Ashton Whitaker, to use the boys' room.
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Full Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Hears Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Today

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2016, 11:53 am The case argues, as many courts have ruled in the past, that existing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on sex also extend to discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Rules Against Lesbian Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 29, 2016, 11:47 am This week the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected claims from a lesbian woman in Indiana who experienced employment discrimination.