Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools

  • Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992)

    DREDF and co-counsel at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro Morin filed a Section 504 amicus brief on behalf of national disability rights organizations in Franklin. The case was brought pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit gender discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The Franklin Court held that there is, at a minimum, a private right of action under Title IX for compensatory damages to redress intentional discrimination. The case is important to the disability community because Title IX,
    like Section 504, incorporates Title VI remedies.