Tag Archives: Jon Davidson

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

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a transgender high school senior until a lower court can consider what it means that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama administration guidance that Title IX

Sessions as Attorney General: A ‘chilling’ choice

President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday that he will nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General, and the news has stirred up a great deal of concern in the LGBT legal community.

Judge bars enforcement of school guidelines

A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction Sunday night that bars the Obama administration from taking action against 23 states opposed to its "guidelines" for how to treat transgender students.

Kennedy, Breyer vote to stay pro-LGBT ruling

A federal appeals court's historic ruling that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on gender identity is now on hold, after Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer voted with conservatives to grant a temporary stay.

Attorney General Lynch vows the Obama administration will fight NC ‘bathroom law’ with ‘everything we have’

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, likening North Carolina's 'bathroom law' to Jim Crow laws and bans on marriage for same-sex couples, announced Monday that the Department of Justice was filing suit against North Carolina and that the Obama administration would

Supreme Court nominee Garland: Many court observers think he’d join the liberal voting bloc

LGBT groups are studying Judge Merrick Garland's record before endorsing him for the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat at the U.S. Supreme Court. But many court observers think he'll be a solid addition to the high court's liberal wing.

Scalia’s legacy included ‘gleeful’ hostility to the civil rights of LGBT people

One LGBT legal activist this weekend recalled U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as “a gleeful and influential political culture-warrior as well as … a towering figure who cast a dark shadow on the law and on the lives of