March 13, 2017asked the appeals court to fast-track briefing in the case and hold arguments in its May sitting. The school board has noted that it opposes the motion, and the appeals court has asked for a response by March 14. At the same time, the school board has filed an unopposed motion to vacate the preliminary injunction against it. This is because, with the rescission of the guidelines, there’s no basis for a preliminary injunction under the Fourth Circuit decision to defer to the guidelines. We’ll know more on the next steps once the school board files its response to the request to expedite the case.
– Lambda Legal mostly lost an appeal in the Eleventh Circuit in a case involving sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII. Lambda Legal has said they’ll request rehearing en banc, with all Eleventh Circuit judges.
– A magistrate judge has recommended that couples challenging Kim Davis’ refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples be denied attorneys’ fees. The decision isn’t a final one and has to be approved.
– This past week, the Eight Circuit heard arguments in a case involving a woman suing on behalf of her child who was denied gender-related health care.
– On May 10, the Fourth Circuit will hear arguments in a challenge to North Carolina’s HB2 as well as another case challenging its same-sex marriage recusal law.
Thanks to Equality Case Files for these filings