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Ria Tabacco Mar

Ria Tabacco Mar

ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project
Senior Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Ria Tabacco Mar is a senior staff attorney with the national ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project. Her work includes fighting attempts to use religion to discriminate against LGBTQ people at school, at work, and in public places. Ria was part of the ACLU’s litigation team in Miller v. Davis, the challenge to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision, and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case of the same-sex couple refused a wedding cake because they are gay.

Ria has been recognized on The Root 100 annual list of the most influential African Americans ages 25 to 45 and as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Ria served as Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, where she participated regularly as amicus curiae on cases involving marriage equality and was a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Ria served as a law clerk to Judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and to Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  Ria graduated from New York University School of Law and Harvard College.

Ria Tabacco Mar is associated with the following items:
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter Gender Identity Discrimination and Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination in Federal Law - The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2017), Monday, July 10, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters What You Should Know About EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students, U.S. Department of Education, May 2016 - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Consent Decree, EEOC v. Deluxe Financial Services, Inc., Case No. 0:15-cv-2646 (ADM/SER) (D. Minn. Jan. 20, 2016) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Brief of Amici Curiae ACLU et al. in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., Case No. 15-3775-cv (2nd Cir. June 26, 2017) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression: Local Law No. 3 (2002); N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-102(23), NYC Commission on Human Rights (Revised June 28, 2016) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District, Case No. 16-3522 (7th Cir. May 30, 2017) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
“Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People (PowerPoint slides) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Amici Curiae Brief of School Administrators from Thirty States and the District of Columbia in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, Case No. 17-3113 (3rd Cir. Jan. 23, 2018) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Gender Identity Discrimination and Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination in Federal Law (October 15, 2018) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Hively v. Ivy Tech (en banc), Case No. 15-1720 (7th Cir. Apr. 4, 2017) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Transgender Rights in the Workplace, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases, Monday, December 10, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases, Monday, December 10, 2018
Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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