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Alisha Coleman v. Bobby Dodd Institute

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia and co-counsel Buckley Beal LLP filed a brief in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that their client, Alisha Coleman, was subjected to unlawful workplace discrimination when she was fired for experiencing a heavy period, a symptom of premenopause.

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Common Cause, et al. v. Brian Kemp

On June 12, 2017, the ACLU of Georgia filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit in support of the plaintiffs Common Cause and the Georgia NAACP in their challenge to Georgia’s illegal voter purge procedure.

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Henry County Board of Education v. S.G.

On May 1, 2017, the ACLU of Georgia and the American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief in Henry County Board of Education v. S.G., in support of Plaintiff “S.G.” S.G. is a high school student who was provoked into fighting a classmate on school grounds and defended herself under Georgia law.

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Victory: Handy v. Fitzgerald

On April 19, 2017, the ACLU of Georgia filed a motion to dismiss its suit, after the Georgia Department of Public Health reversed course and issued a birth certificate to ACLU clients Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk with the name they designated for their daughter.

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Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital

On April 10, 2017 the ACLU of Georgia and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act clearly prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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