Category Archives: A closer look

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

Trump Executive Order: No bite (yet)

President Trump's new executive order defending "religious liberty" did not change any existing laws or regulations affecting LGBT people specifically, but its directives to various departments to "consider" amending regulations concerning such things as preventive care for HIV and breast

Trump, so far: a ‘mixed bag’ of ‘no surprises’

President Trump has managed to worry both his right-wing religious supporters and the LGBT community in his first 100 days, as he gives with one hand and takes away with the other.

Census deletion: An ‘error’ or ‘malicious’ snub?

Census Bureau director John Thompson said Wednesday that the deletion of "sexual orientation and gender identity" from a list of proposed Census survey questions in a document released Tuesday was simply correcting an error; the subjects were considered but never

Trump term begins: silence, promise, and resistance

President Trump's transition team invited Log Cabin Republicans to weigh in on the importance of existing pro-LGBT executive orders, but most signals from the inauguration and first days of the new administration revealed areas of worry --from a new Justice

End of 2016: ‘We are about to be tested as never before’

After such a victorious 2015, one might expect 2016 to be a little disappointing. But it was far more grim than anyone anticipated: The massacre at an LGBT nightclub, the election of a president who is bent on undoing many

LGBT Guide to Watching Election Night Unfold

When might the U.S. know whether it has elected its first woman president? When might the country know which party will take control of the U.S. Senate? Will the LGBT community pick up a new seat in Congress? Will Republican

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

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.

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.