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State of the Union: Many feel ‘under attack’

President Trump did not attempt to assert any support for LGBT citizens during his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, and LGBT leaders vowed to continue fighting a "long game" for civil rights during the Trump administration.

Supreme Court stays out of Mississippi fight, for now

LGBT activists say the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to take up a procedural issue in lawsuits challenging a virulently anti-LGBT law in Mississippi doesn't end the litigation. And it's significance to an upcoming decision in a similar Colorado case is

Supreme Court turns back on Title VII question

The U.S. Supreme Court could not muster four votes this week to agree to hear an appeal from an employee who said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act should protect her from sexual orientation discrimination at work. The case

DOJ likens bakery bias to St. Pat’s parade exclusion

The Trump administration's brief in an upcoming Supreme Court argument would ultimately dismantle all laws aimed at ending discrimination in public accommodations, not just discrimination against LGBT people.

Supreme Court: déjà vu all over again?

The argument next month before the Supreme Court sounds an awful lot like cases which have already been argued and decided, but this one, says the ACLU, could lead to a "license to discriminate against many people."

Trump actions: ‘vicious’ and cross ‘dangerous lines’

LGBT activists say they find the Trump administration's recent actions concerning civil rights protections deeply troubling and indicate it intends "to take every opportunity to limit nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people."

Supreme Court: Potential blockbusters await, again

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal three years ago from a wedding photographer who wanted to say "no" to a same-sex couple seeking her services. Now, the court is saying "yes" to a baker who did essentially the

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.

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