Category Archives: News

Chanting in Charlottesville also targeted LGBTs

While white supremacy was the focus on Saturday's violent rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, anti-LGBT chants and sentiments were prominent.

Trump: ‘I have great respect for the community’

President Trump was asked Thursday whether he had betrayed the LGBT community by proposing a ban on transgender service members.

LGBT groups sue to stop transgender ban in military

Two national LGBT legal groups filed suit in federal court Wednesday, seeking an injunction to stop the Trump administration from implementing a ban on transgender service members. They also seek a declaration that such a ban is unconstitutional.

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 said ready to name gay supporter to post

President Trump met with Republican gay politico Ric Grenell July 12 and is reportedly considering him for the post of U.S. ambassador to Germany.

Supreme Court finale: 3 big results

A church school that discriminates against LGBT people gets state funding; Arkansas does not get to exclude both same-sex parents from a child's birth certificate; and the Supreme Court cues up a fight for next session over a cake baker's

Supreme Court ruling helps “Dykes on Bikes”

Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday, the non-profit Dykes on Bike organization filed a request that the Patent and Trademark Office reconsider its application for a trademark of a logo using the group's name. The application had been previously

Gorsuch now looms over upcoming LGBT battles

Neil Gorsuch's evasive responses to questions about how he much respect he would give precedents in major LGBT Supreme Court decisions left LGBT legal activists with much to be worried about with upcoming cases.

7th Circuit: Title VII protects sexual orientation

A full federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation -- a ruling that will almost certainly be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court for final resolution.

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