Tag Archives: Shannon Minter

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."

Trump’s trans ban is a real threat, say legal activists

Some media outlets and observers think Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has put a freeze on President Trump's proposed ban on transgender service members, but legal activists say it's happening.

White House directs DOD on trans ban

Saying the Obama administration did not show "a sufficient basis" for allowing transgender people to serve in the military, President Trump sent a memo to the Department of Defense Friday evening, directing it to revert to the pre-Obama policy starting

LGBT groups sue to stop transgender ban in military

Two national LGBT legal groups filed suit in federal court Wednesday, seeking an injunction to stop the Trump administration from implementing a ban on transgender service members. They also seek a declaration that such a ban is unconstitutional.

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a transgender high school senior until a lower court can consider what it means that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama administration guidance that Title IX

Trump won’t rescind LGBT executive order; activists still worry

Most LGBT activists reacted with concern that President Trump's reassuring “words” not to rescind a pro-LGBT executive order may not match up to his troubling “actions” of nominating people who are hostile to LGBT to key federal positions.

Trump says ‘ban’ to ‘protect Americans,’ including LGBTs

President Trump cited violence against LGBT people in both his controversial executive order restricting immigration and his memo directing the Defense Secretary to submit a plan to defeat ISIS. LGBT activists aren't applauding the gesture.

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.