Author Archives: Lisa Keen
It was clear from the oral argument that two out of three of the judges on a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel would vote on opposite sides concerning the constitutionality of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The
President Obama this morning (July 21) signed a long-sought executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and adding to existing protection (which includes sexual orientation) for federal
President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people but, importantly, it does not provide a new exemption to allow contractors to claim a religious-based need to discriminate.
Seven major LGBT groups have withdrawn their support for ENDA, amidst a raging debate over whether the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is good or bad for the community and whether the LGBT community should accept a religious exemption to
If this was a week you thought it was safe to take a vacation, you may have missed the big religious exemption ruling by the Supreme Court, a push for a religious exemption in President Obama's pending executive order, an
Legal activists call Hobby Lobby decision ‘radical’ and will require vigilance to protect LGBT equality
Some LGBT legal activists say today’s decision in a U.S. Supreme Court religious exemption case amounts to a “dangerous and radical departure from existing law that creates far more questions than it answers.”
The White House will host its annual Pride reception this afternoon. The Seventh Circuit federal appeals court issued a stay of a federal judge's ruling that Indiana's marriage ban is unconstitutional. And cases advance in Louisiana and Florida.
Utah's attorney general says he'll go directly to the Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals panel decision against the state's marriage ban for same-sex couples. Boulder --and now St.Louis-- have begun issuing marriage licenses. And the Supreme Court has
For the first time post-DOMA being struck down, a federal appeals court has ruled that a state marriage ban for same-sex couples is unconstitutional but stayed the decision, pending appeal. A federal district court judge in Indiana declared that state's