The ACLU of Indiana sued the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation on behalf of J.A.W., a transgender high school student who was denied the ability to use the restrooms that correspond with his gender identity.
The ACLU of Indiana filed suit on behalf of Lelah and Jade Jerger, the parents of a 2-year-old child with epilepsy who was forced by officials with the Indiana Department of Child Services’ to have her blood drawn because of the Jergers’ decision to attempt natural remedies for her condition.
On February 1, 2018, the ACLU of Indiana filed suit in United States District Court on behalf of Mark May, a motorist who was pulled over and ticketed after giving “the finger” to an Indiana state trooper. Asserting that Mr.
Muslim prisoners at Putnamville Correctional Facility are allowed to pray together in the day rooms at the prison but are not allowed to stand, prostrate, or bow–all of which is required by Islam.
The plaintiff, who was then 7, asserted his right to remain seated and quiet when his first-grade class had to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He was removed from the class by his teacher and taken to the principal’s office. The principal later made him recite the Pledge with her.