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a transgender high school senior until a lower court can consider what it means that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama administration guidance that Title IX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

Trump says marriage ‘settled’; other threats loom

President-elect Trump, in his first post-election interview, said marriage equality is a settled issue, but LGBT legal activists say his administration is poised to inflict considerable damage on laws and regulations currently protecting LGBT people.

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.

Obama admin rolls out major policies to stop discrimination on gender identity, important step on sexual orientation

Three federal agencies announced policies last week to help alleviate discrimination based on gender identity and, to a smaller extent, on sexual orientation.