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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Gender expression and cross-dressing

McMillen v. Itawamba County School District, District Court of N.D. Mississippi, United States (23 March 2010)

Procedural Posture The plaintiff filed a preliminary injunction on freedom of expression grounds challenging the defendant school district’s decisions, to prohibit her from bringing her girlfriend to the prom and wearing a tuxedo to the prom, and to cancel the event when she sought to complain. Facts The plaintiff, a lesbian student at Itawamba Agricultural […]

Teerarojjanapongs I and Champathong II v. The Governor of Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Mai Administrative Court of Thailand (5 February 2010)

Procedural Posture The plaintiffs filed a complaint to the Administrative Court challenging a regulation that prohibited participants in a parade from wearing attire that expressed “sexual deviance.” Facts Each year the Province of Chiang Mai held a flower festival. As part of the festival there was a competition of festival floats. In 2009, the Governor […]

Doe v. Yunits et al, Superior Court of Massachusetts, United States (11 October 2000)

Procedural Posture The plaintiff, in a case brought on her behalf by her guardian Jane Doe, sued for declaratory and injunctive relief from the dress code of the defendant junior high school and its officials. Because this was a request for a preliminary injunction against the school, a public entity, the court was required to […]

City of Chicago v. Wilson, Supreme Court of Illinois, United States (26 May 1978)

Procedural Posture The defendants were convicted of violating a Chicago City law that prohibited people from wearing the clothing of the opposite sex and intentionally concealing their biological sex. Prior to trial, the defendants tried to have the charges dismissed on the grounds that the law was unconstitutional, but that motion was denied. Their conviction […]