Erin Buzuvis @ErinBuzuvis & Title IX Blog (USA)

Erin Buzuvis, Professor of Law, Western New England University and Kristine Newhall, Ph.D., Women’s Studies wrote a blog called Title IX Blog. They regularly write posts that disparage Women and Girls’ right to have opportunities based on sex. Here is a recent post authored by Newhall on transgender cases: Recent transgender policy cases

G.G. v. Gloucester County Sch. Bd. (USA)

Gavin Grimm is a 19-year-old who sued the Gloucester County School Board over its policy requiring students to use sex-segregated facilities according to the students’ biological sex. Grimm’s complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of “transgender status” in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (claiming “Transgender people as a class exhibit immutable … Continue reading “G.G. v. Gloucester County Sch. Bd. (USA)”

M.A.B. v. Board of Education of Talbot County (USA)

Max Brennan (“M.A.B.”) is a 15-year-old female who identifies as a transgender boy. Brennan, who attends high school at St. Michaels Middle High School in Talbot County, Maryland, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the high school in July 2016 seeking access to sex-segregated facilities for boys at the high school. On March 12, … Continue reading “M.A.B. v. Board of Education of Talbot County (USA)”

U.S. Department of Education no longer investigating complaints from students seeking access to bathrooms based on "gender identity" (USA)

According to Elizabeth Hill, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education, the department will no longer investigate complaints from students seeking access to bathrooms and other sex-segregated facilities in schools based on “gender identity.” “Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity,” said Hill. “Therefore the question is whether a … Continue reading “U.S. Department of Education no longer investigating complaints from students seeking access to bathrooms based on "gender identity" (USA)”

Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 (USA)

On January 9, the Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 to settle its lawsuit with former student Ash Whitaker, who sued the school district alleging discrimination on the basis of “sex, gender identity, and transgender status” in violation of Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) by refusing to allow Whitaker to … Continue reading “Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 (USA)”

Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County, Florida @LambdaLegal (USA)

Drew Adams is a 16-year-old student at Nease High School in St Johns County, FL who identifies as a transgender boy.  Adams filed a federal lawsuit against The School Board of St. Johns County, FL seeking to force the school to allow students to use the school’s sex-segregated facilities based on the student’s gender identity, … Continue reading “Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County, Florida @LambdaLegal (USA)”

Smith v. Board of Education of Frederick County, MD (USA)

On October 20, James van Kuilenburg, a 17-year-old student at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, MD who identifies as transgender, filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of Maryland to intervene as a defendant in Smith v. Board of Education. The lawsuit was filed by Mary Smith (a pseudonym), a 15-year old student … Continue reading “Smith v. Board of Education of Frederick County, MD (USA)”

Prescott v. Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (USA)

On September 27, a federal district court for the Southern District of California ruled that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which prohibits “health programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance” from “discriminating against individuals on the basis of any ground listed under four different civil rights statutes,” protects individuals who identify as … Continue reading “Prescott v. Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (USA)”

Smith v. Board of Education of Frederick County, MD

Mary Smith (a pseudonym), a 15-year old student at Frederick County Public Schools, and her mother (identified in the suit as Jane Doe) filed a lawsuit against the Frederick County Board of Education in the District Court of Maryland alleging Smith’s “civil rights, including her fundamental right to bodily privacy, are being intentionally violated” as … Continue reading “Smith v. Board of Education of Frederick County, MD”