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Suit Involving Transgender Person in Women's Locker Room Can Continue
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that a lawsuit over a transgender woman in a woman’s locker room at a Midland, Michigan health club can proceed. The suit, brought by Plaintiff Yvette Cormier, asserts that her membership at the Midland... Read More

PARENTS’ NAME CHANGE PETITION FOR TRANSGENDER CHILD GRANTED ON APPEAL
Posted on 26 Sep 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

In a suit brought by the parents of a child undergoing a gender transition, seeking to change the child’s first and middle names, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee, at Nashville held that the trial court misapprehended what constituted a valid reason... Read More

LexisNexis Receives 2012 Equality Award From Human Rights Campaign Of Greater Cincinnati
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) of Greater Cincinnati honors companies and organizations for their dedication to fairness and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals with the 2012 Equality Awards. The awards recognize... Read More

Michigan Court Grants Fitness Facility Summary Judgment In Suit Filed By Member Disturbed By Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Use Locker Room Of Choice
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Jan. 4, 2016, Judge Michael J. Beale of the 42nd Circuit Court for Midland County, Michigan, granted summary judgment to the franchisor and a franchisee of the Planet Fitness exercise facility chain in a suit filed by a former member regarding Planet... Read More

Alaska Sued In Transgender Driver's License Case
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JUNEAU, Alaska - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman, alleging that it denied her a driver's license listing her gender as female unless she provided proof that she'd undergone... Read More

Texas Mom Challenges Transgender Widow's Marriage
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The family of a southeast Texas firefighter killed in a July 4 blaze has sued to void his marriage to his transgender widow and prevent her from getting his death benefits because she was born a man and Texas doesn't recognize same... Read More

New Jersey Transgender Man Sues Over Drug Center Firing
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HADDONFIELD, N.J. - (AP) A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center where he worked, claiming it discriminated against him when it fired him from a job that only a man is allowed to do: watching men urinate. Experts believe El'Jai Devoureau's... Read More

Mexican Court Upholds Capital's Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEXICO CITY - (AP) Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing same-sex marriages in Mexico City is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by federal prosecutors who argued it violated the charter's guarantees to protect the family... Read More

Transgender Woman Sues LPGA Over Birth Rule
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A transgender woman is suing the LPGA over a requirement which states all competitors must be "female at birth." The New York Times is reporting Wednesday that Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent gender reassignment surgery... Read More

Macy’s Sued By Transgender Ex-Employee
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - Alleging three years of sex gender humiliation, harassment, discrimination, intimidation, coercion and emotional distress while serving as a cosmetics department employee of the Macy's Department store in the Del Amo Fashion Center... Read More