U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc.
that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects “transgender” persons from employment discrimination. This case involves a man whose employment at a funeral home was terminated when he informed his employers that he was going to being dressing as a woman and “transitioning.”
On March 5, 2018, a federal judge in
Idaho ruled that the state law barring individuals from changing the gender on their birth certificates is unconstitutional.
On March 12, 2018, a federal court in Montana ruled against a polygamous trio, who had argued that the state could not refuse to issue another marriage license for the second marriage in 2015, in view of the changing definition of marriage.
On March 13, 2018, a federal court in Maryland ruled that a student’s right to use the bathroom and locker room in accordance with her “gender identity” is protected by Title IX as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the 14