The ACLU sued Clovis Unified School District for its failure to provide comprehensive, medically accurate, bias-free sexual health education to its high school students. In violation of California law, Clovis provided abstinence-only sexual health education, which jeopardized the health of its students.

Case Developments

UPDATE
February 25, 2014
Parents and physicians dismissed their lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District, whose sex education curriculum was not in compliance with California state law. As a result of the lawsuit, the district has made dramatic improvements to sex education, including removing wrong and biased materials, adding information about contraception and training teachers.

FILING
August 8, 2013
Parents and physicians filed an update to lawsuit against Clovis Unified School District, seeking permission from the court to add new information about how the district’s revised sex education is still out of compliance with California law. Read the amended complaint.

FILING
August 21, 2012
The ACLU sued Clovis Unified School District for its failure to provide comprehensive, medically accurate, bias-free sexual health education to its high school students. Read the complaint.

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; ACLU of Northern California

Date filed

August 20, 2012

Court

Superior Court of the State of California, County of Fresno

Status

Victory!

Case number

12CECG02608

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