On April 11, 2023, LeVan Stapleton Segal Cochran LLC, with the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Professor Seth Kreimer of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School Law, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Andrew Burgess against the Central Bucks School District.

Burgess, who has been a middle school teacher at Central Bucks since 2006, alleges that the school district has violated the First Amendment and Title IX by retaliating against him for his support of and advocacy for LGBTQ+ students, including a transgender student on whose behalf Burgess had filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

The action is the subject of significant media attention.