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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.
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
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'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
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.
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.