Joshua Block

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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.

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