Across the country, courts have held that schools may not discriminate
Join ACLU attorney Joshua Block, who represents the student in G.G. He will discuss the arguments made in G.G., focusing on the plaintiff's perspective. Additionally, he will also provide an overview of the current legal landscape overall, how we got to this point, and what lies ahead.
Joshua Block is a staff attorney with the National ACLU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Projects. He is lead counsel in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board—the first federal court of appeals decision recognizing that Title IX protects the rights of transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity. Josh was a member of the legal team that litigated Obergefell v Hodges and United States v. Windsor before the Supreme Court and has litigated cases seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Kansas, Missouri, Utah, and Virginia.
Josh’s litigation docket covers a wide range of issues, including employment discrimination, attempts to use religion to discriminate, access to healthcare for transgender people, military service, and censorship and free speech. In 2012, he was named one of the "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40" by the LGBT Bar Association. Josh is a graduate of Amherst College and of Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit.
Fantastic and highly informative CLE on a topic that many people lack knowledge and understanding of.
Excellent, thorough, and vital material presented engagingly. I particularly appreciated the instructor's giving us the opportunity to hear directly from a transgender youth whose life is impacted by the legal issues discussdd. It made for a more effective and compelling presentation. I hope to see other instructors also incorporate first-hand experience from living experts.
The speaker has a firm command of his subject matter and the information provided was really informative, easy to understand and highly interesting. Thank you
Great idea to show the videos of Gavin himself.
This is one of the best courses you have ever produced. It was insightful, educational, emotional and compelling. Thank you.
Video clips of Gavin’s testimony incredibly moving and impactful and helped convey transgender experience for valuable context in which to view the legal precedent
I would highly recommend this program. Mr. Block provided an excellent presentation, and I learned a great deal.
Nice use of multimedia to make the course come alive.
The program was very informative and the speaker was knowledgeable. Great seminar
This CLE was fabulous!
Fantastic!! We can all learn from Gavin. His speech was amazing. If it's right for him, I hope he will consider running for office.
really good and insightful
ACLU LGBT & HIV Project senior staff attorney talking about his own case! Top quality!
I was deeply moved by Gavin Grimm's statements of the discrimination he's endured as a transgendered individual. I see these cases in an entirely new light. This is the only CLE I have ever watched or attended that made me cry.
Very relevant subject. Well presented.
he was very good and very interesting
Good presentation. The insertion of the videos was impactful.
I checked the case status and it seems to be making its way through the federal courts nicely. Thanks for a great presentation!
Truly excellent, in every way!
An interesting, instructive presentation. (There should be a "N/A" category for the ratings. See 3rd question, concerning my legal responsibilities.)
A very timely course. The use of Gavin’s comments were powerful.
Outstanding presentation on a subject with far-reaching consequences - explained well.
the speed of the presentation was both effective in hearing new material ALSO in note taking.. good job. DAS