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2017: The ‘cultural war’ re-intensifies under Trump

2017 was a tumultuous year for LGBT people, as the newly inaugurated president fanned the flames of conflict by naming appointees to the Supreme Court and federal agencies who acted on their hostilities toward equal rights for LGBT people.

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.

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

Famous DOMA challenger, Edie Windsor, dies

Edie Windsor, whose lawsuit brought down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, died Tuesday at the age of 88.

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.

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.

Trump appointees: The trend and the hope

Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education has contributed heavily to anti-gay ballot measures but demanded the resignation of a state party official whose anti-gay rhetoric she thought went too far. The trend on many of Trump's appointees thus far is

LGBT victories include first elected governor

Sixty-one percent of LGBT candidates won their races November 8, including Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who assumed office after the incumbent resigned but won the job from voters last week.

Supreme Court: Obama names moderate-to-conservative to replace Scalia

President Obama's nominee to replace the U.S. Supreme Court's most conservative member is described by some as moderate and by others as conservative. But Senate Republicans immediately reiterated they have no intention of considering or voting on the nomination.

LGBT vote coalescing behind Clinton and leaning toward Rubio

In the wake of the biggest week so far in the 2016 presidential contest, anecdotal evidence suggests that LGBT Democrats are coalescing behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and LGBT Republicans behind U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.