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LGBTQ rights on the line in case before US Supreme Court

LGBTQ rights on the line in case before US Supreme Court

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 30, 2022

The ordinary rights of LGBTQ people are on the line again at the U.S. Supreme Court with a case seeking to allow any business to deny service to a customer by claiming a personal objection to treating that that customer the same as others.

Panel confirms Evans, 1st queer CA supreme court justice

Panel confirms Evans, 1st queer CA supreme court justice

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2022

A panel that reviews gubernatorial judicial appointments has confirmed queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the California Supreme Court.

US Supreme Court declines to hear Prop 8 tapes case, clearing way for release

US Supreme Court declines to hear Prop 8 tapes case, clearing way for release

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 11, 2022

Twelve years after the trial they were created to document, the video tape recordings of the 2010 federal trial over Proposition 8 will finally be made public.

LGBTQ Agenda: Suit against Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law dismissed on technicality

LGBTQ Agenda: Suit against Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law dismissed on technicality

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 11, 2022

Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law continues to stand after a federal judge dismissed a suit against it on technical grounds.

Newsom nominates 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Newsom nominates 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Justice Therese Stewart to be the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

US Supreme Court begins term with new justice; likely LGBTQ cases

US Supreme Court begins term with new justice; likely LGBTQ cases

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 3, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court began its 2022-23 session Monday with a new justice and likely LGBTQ cases being heard.

LGBTQ History Month: 'Memory Book' details history of 1970s-era LGBTQ attorneys in US

LGBTQ History Month: 'Memory Book' details history of 1970s-era LGBTQ attorneys in US

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 1, 2022

Stephen Lachs remembers the 1970s as being a particularly wonderful era in the history of the LGBTQ liberation movement.

Jewish college loses US Supreme Court ruling — for now

Jewish college loses US Supreme Court ruling — for now

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Sep 16, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request that would have undermined a New York City law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations.

LGBTQ Agenda: 9th Circuit upholds Washington state's ban on conversion therapy for minors

LGBTQ Agenda: 9th Circuit upholds Washington state's ban on conversion therapy for minors

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a Washington state law prohibiting conversion therapy for minors.

Federal judge rules insurance companies can refuse to cover PrEP

Federal judge rules insurance companies can refuse to cover PrEP

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Sep 8, 2022

A federal judge on September 7 ruled against a federal mandate that requires employer provided health plans to cover PrEP, a drug used for the prevention of HIV.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas judge issues injunction against state family agency

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas judge issues injunction against state family agency

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

A judge in Texas has issued yet another injunction against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, at least temporarily halting the agency's efforts to investigate two families of transgender children for alleged child abuse.

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jun 24, 2022

In a ruling that one legal activist said will put LGBTQ rights "on the chopping block," the U.S. Supreme Court Friday ruled 6-3 that the U.S. Constitution "does not prohibit" states from banning abortion.

SF gay man drops woman from libel suit

SF gay man drops woman from libel suit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 16, 2022

Gay San Francisco health advocate Gary McCoy has dropped one of the defendants in the $1.9 million lawsuit he filed May 9 after she reposted a Twitter meme accusing McCoy of murdering 1,500 people at the Tenderloin Linkage Center.