Author Archives: Lisa Keen

Supreme Court takes up transgender Title IX case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would review a lower federal court decision that said Title IX's prohibition of discrimination against students on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Fight looms in Congress over LGBT protections

Congress is squaring for a fight over protections for LGBT employees when it returns from the election recess next month. The fight is an amendment for religious exemptions to civil rights laws.

Clinton shines light on gay lawsuit against Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton included her usual support for marriage equality in her stump speech Monday in New Hampshire, and added a note about a recently discovered lawsuit by a gay man against a Trump golf club for allowing

Two weeks, two candidates, many differences

Both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton can be said to represent the "most pro-gay" major party presidential candidate in history. But there are significant differences in how their positions and records stack up. Here's a look at the

Last debate: Both candidates use LGBT issues

Marriage equality, the Orlando nightclub massacre, and the execution of gays in some foreign countries all came up during the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

U.S. House: Races of top interest to LGBT voters

LGBT candidates and issues are playing a role in many of the close contests between Democrats and Republicans vying for U.S. House seats next month.

2nd debate: Rolling downhill without wheels

Democrat Hillary Clinton made clear that preserving marriage equality would be a top consideration for her in choosing Supreme Court nominees. Republican Donald Trump said his top priority would be to choose someone in the mode of Justice Antonin Scalia.

US Senate: 57 percent chance of new majority

Election data guru Nate Silver calculates there's a 57 percent chance Democrats might win the majority in the U.S. Senate November 8. LGBT issues are playing in several of the key states that would decide such a victory.

VP debate: Stark silence on LGBT issues

Given Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's recent very public struggle to defend a new Indiana anti-gay law, many expected the issue would come up in Tuesday's vice presidential debate. It didn't. And Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine made

VP candidates: A record of difference on LGBT issues

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence have very different records on LGBT issues.