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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

June 06, 2024

The Southern Poverty Law Center and its partners filed a lawsuit on behalf of parents of public school students facing discrimination under a state law that fails to provide them with a process for appealing decisions banning books from school libraries despite providing an appeals process for...

Children's Rights
Active Case

Date Filed

May 20, 2021

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) discriminates against foster children and youth with mental impairments by unnecessarily segregating them in restrictive, psychiatric residential treatment facilities and by denying them an opportunity to grow up in loving homes and community-based...

Economic Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

February 12, 2020

The state of Alabama enacted laws against solicitation that violate the First Amendment’s freedom of speech protection. The SPLC and its allies filed a federal lawsuit to immediately stop the city, county and state from enforcing two unconstitutional statutes that prohibit soliciting help in the...

Economic Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

July 12, 2022

In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Congress provided billions of dollars through the “Road Home” program for home repair, rebuilding and other services to homeowners whose residences were destroyed or severely damaged.

In 2007, Iris Calogero and Margie Nell Randolph...

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