Cousins et al. v. The School Board of Orange County et al.
Lambda Legal, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Legal Counsel, and private counsel Baker McKenzie filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida enacted House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
The lawsuit argues that the law, which bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3 and restricts such discussions for students through grade 12 based on undefined standards of appropriateness, effectively silences and erases LGBTQ+ students and families. The law demands that school districts implement its terms and empowers any parent who believes a school is violating the law to sue the school district.
- July 25 2022 – Lambda Legal files lawsuit, joined by Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Legal Counsel and private counsel Baker McKenzie.