Category Archives: Federal Courts

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a transgender high school senior until a lower court can consider what it means that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama administration guidance that Title IX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.

Supreme Court takes up transgender Title IX case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would review a lower federal court decision that said Title IX's prohibition of discrimination against students on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Supreme Court denies stay in Kentucky clerk bid to refuse marriage licenses

In a significant blow to those who seek to use a free exercise of religion argument to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking to marry, U.S. Supreme Court on Monday evening denied an emergency request to stop enforcement of a federal

Supreme Court upholds health insurance subsidies critical to people with HIV

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6 to 3 decision, upheld the right of the federal government to provide health care insurance subsidies to people with low income in states that have chosen not to participate in the Affordable Care