Author Archives: Lisa Keen
There will be at least one case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session testing the ability of groups to claim an exemption to state laws based on their religious affiliation. A second case is asking the court to decide
Update Monday 12:20 p.m.: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts issued a statement this morning (Sept. 19) that left no impression the Council would consider repealing its ordinance. “The City of Charlotte continues its commitment to be a welcoming community that honors and respects
Hillary Clinton's remarks before an LGBT fundraiser Friday were being compared to Mitt Romney's famously damaging "47 percent" quip in his failed presidential bid. Meanwhile, Donald Trump praised anti-gay activist Phyllis Schlafly and promised a conservative religious group Friday that
Transgender people in North Carolina won a temporary and partial reprieve Friday from that state's restrictions on their use of public bathrooms, and other critical lawsuits testing rights for transgender people are also moving quickly toward the Supreme Court.
A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction Sunday night that bars the Obama administration from taking action against 23 states opposed to its "guidelines" for how to treat transgender students.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign is raising questions about the highly visible presence of the father of the Orlando nightclub gunman at a Clinton campaign rally Monday. Clinton supporters are noting that Trump plans to appear at an anti-LGBT group's
A federal appeals court's historic ruling that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on gender identity is now on hold, after Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer voted with conservatives to grant a temporary stay.
Five LGBT legal groups say more than a dozen states are attempting to avoid court rulings that say federal law prohibiting sex discrimination protects transgender students and employees.
Hillary Clinton mentioned LGBT people only once in her speech Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, but nearly every other speaker made prominent reference to the community and its issues, including many openly LGBT speakers.
The Democratic National Convention had its controversies this week, including a few boos for Barney Frank, but LGBT delegates and audiences saw a much friendlier atmosphere for their issues and concerns than at the Republican National Convention.