Category Archives: Law

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

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.

Gorsuch on LGBTs: ‘What about them? They’re people’

Several Democratic senators pressed U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch for some clarity about his views on LGBT people and the law. Gorsuch dodge many questions but suggested big changes in the area should be handled by Congress, not the

Gorsuch on Supreme Court: ‘Does not keep status quo’

LGBT legal activists are united in their opposition to federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch. Though he is reportedly accepting of gay friends, activists say he is "recklessly conservative" and that he will be "far worse" than Justice Scalia, the justice

Supreme Court sends transgender case back to lower court

The Supreme Court had decided not to postpone consideration of a case involving a transgender high school senior until a lower court can consider what it means that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama administration guidance that Title IX

LGBT activists: ‘grave concerns’ about Gorsuch

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee clerked for the high court's most pro-LGBT justice, Anthony Kennedy, but his own judicial leanings seem much more in line with the court's most hostile justices. LGBT activists and Democrats vow to fight the nomination.