Federal Judge Delays Trial in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Former Indiana Assistant Principal

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — A federal judge has postponed a settlement conference and pushed back the trial date for a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and retaliation by the Seymour Community School Corp. Former Seymour High School Assistant Principal Catherine DuBois claims she faced unfair treatment following her attempt to aid a distressed employee. The case, unfolding in the U.S. District Court in New Albany, centers on DuBois, whose contract was not renewed by the school district after an incident in 2022 where she intervened on behalf of an instructional aide experiencing an emotional crisis. DuBois … Read more

Alabama Advances Legislation to Restrict Classroom Discussions on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Public Schools

Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama state lawmakers have made a move to expand legislation that would restrict discussions and instruction related to gender identity or sexual orientation in public schools. The existing law, which currently applies through 5th grade, would now extend its reach through 12th grade. The House Education Policy Committee has advanced the legislation, which now awaits a full vote in the Alabama House of Representatives. The proposed legislation aims to tighten the language of the current law by removing the provision that allows such discussions to take place in a manner that is … Read more

Celebrating Progress and Advocating for Gender Equality in the Judiciary: The International Day of Women Judges Highlights the Importance of Inclusion and Empowerment

The International Day of Women Judges, celebrated on March 10th, prompts reflection on the progress achieved in achieving gender equality within the judicial sphere. Judge Graciela Gatti Santana, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), recognizes the remarkable contributions of her fellow women judges from diverse backgrounds around the world. These women enrich the Mechanism’s chambers with their expertise, some having attained judicial posts that were previously inaccessible to women. While there has been considerable progress, there remains much work to be done to achieve full and equal representation of women in … Read more

Supreme Court Contemplates Gender Identity & Parental Rights: Pivotal Cases Await Decision

Houston, Texas – The Supreme Court is facing an increasing number of gender-related cases, with both sides seeking resolution on the complex issues. One case that is currently pending is from Indiana, where parents Jeremy and Mary Cox were accused of abuse and neglect after refusing to facilitate their child’s desire to change gender. The state removed the child from their custody, and the parents argue that this violates their rights to free speech, religious freedom, and parental rights. Another pending case invites the court to examine the constitutionality of Kentucky and Tennessee’s bans on … Read more