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LGBTQ Rights
Amicus Brief

Date Filed

August 10, 2023

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit allowed transgender health care bans for adolescents to take effect in Kentucky and Tennessee despite pending legal challenges, the Southern Poverty Law Center joined other advocacy groups urging the court to reinstate orders that had blocked...

Economic Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

October 12, 2023

When an unlawful zoning amendment threatened Georgia’s historic Hogg Hummock community, the Southern Poverty Law Center and its co-counsel filed a complaint challenging the amendment in the Superior Court of McIntosh County.

Hogg Hummock, which is listed on the National Register of...

Criminal Justice Reform
Active Case

Date Filed

October 13, 2023

Content warning: The following case summary contains graphic descriptions of a mother almost dying during childbirth.

Ashley Caswell filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Alabama after her constitutional rights were violated when a notorious county jail restricted her...

Voting Rights
Voting Rights - LA
Active Case

Date Filed

October 17, 2023

After the Abbeville City Council in Louisiana chose to use a district map that denies equal representation to voters, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Vermilion Parish NAACP to block use of the map.

The federal lawsuit describes how the council-approved...

Voting Rights
Voting Rights - FL
Active Case

Date Filed

November 30, 2023

On Aug. 9, 2023, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, suspended Monique Worrell, a Democrat, from her elected position as state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties because of his opposition to her...

LGBTQ Rights
Active Case

Date Filed

December 13, 2023

After a Florida law blocked transgender and nonbinary teachers from using the pronouns and titles that best express themselves, the Southern Poverty Law Center and its partners filed a lawsuit on behalf of three teachers challenging the anti-LGBTQ+ statute.

The lawsuit describes how the...

Children's Rights
Active Case

Date Filed

February 13, 2024

Katie Rinderle, a fifth-grade gifted specialist in the Cobb County School District in Georgia, was fired from her teaching job in 2023 for reading to her class My Shadow is Purple, an age-appropriate picture book about self-acceptance and navigating gender stereotypes.

In...

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