Category Archives: A closer look

Kennedy’s remarks suggest he favors baker in Masterpiece

After years of establishing a pro-LGBT record, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy sounded Tuesday like he was ready to vote in favor of a baker who refused, in the name of religious beliefs and artistic expression, to sell a

Guide to Tuesday’s showdown at Supreme Court

Once again, the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of a state law that has significant implications for LGBT people. But this time, the issue is not limited to marriage.

DOJ likens bakery bias to St. Pat’s parade exclusion

The Trump administration's brief in an upcoming Supreme Court argument would ultimately dismantle all laws aimed at ending discrimination in public accommodations, not just discrimination against LGBT people.

Supreme Court: déjà vu all over again?

The argument next month before the Supreme Court sounds an awful lot like cases which have already been argued and decided, but this one, says the ACLU, could lead to a "license to discriminate against many people."

Trump actions: ‘vicious’ and cross ‘dangerous lines’

LGBT activists say they find the Trump administration's recent actions concerning civil rights protections deeply troubling and indicate it intends "to take every opportunity to limit nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people."

Supreme Court: Potential blockbusters await, again

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal three years ago from a wedding photographer who wanted to say "no" to a same-sex couple seeking her services. Now, the court is saying "yes" to a baker who did essentially the

The untenable paradox of Title VII reaches Supreme Court

Lambda Legal takes Title VII case to Supreme Court, arguing that the various interpretations of the law in the lower courts forces "creates an uncomfortable result in which the more visibly and stereotypically gay or lesbian a plaintiff is in

Trump’s trans ban is a real threat, say legal activists

Some media outlets and observers think Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has put a freeze on President Trump's proposed ban on transgender service members, but legal activists say it's happening.

Trump names first openly gay appointee

President Trump on Friday night announced his nomination of Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Grenell is Trump's first openly gay nominee.

DOJ: Title VII doesn’t cover sexual orientation

The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on a federal appeals court review of a case involving Title VII's language barring "sex discrimination" in employment. DOJ's brief appears to try out a few theories it will likely use at