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US Supreme Court sides with teen in free speech case

US Supreme Court sides with teen in free speech case

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jun 23, 2021

In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 23 that a public high school violated a student's First Amendment right to free speech when it suspended the student for posting an angry post on social media after school and off campus.

Analysis: Understanding Fulton: The decision dodged a bullet

Analysis: Understanding Fulton: The decision dodged a bullet

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jun 21, 2021

Some legal observers viewed the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia as a "significant" victory for LGBTQs while others saw it as another sign of "death by a thousand cuts" for queer equal rights.

US Supreme Court rules Philly violated 1st Amendment in Fulton case

US Supreme Court rules Philly violated 1st Amendment in Fulton case

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jun 17, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a city cannot discriminate against a contractor when they claim a religious belief.

LGBTQ Agenda: Amicus briefs urge circuit court to reconsider anti-trans classroom ruling

LGBTQ Agenda: Amicus briefs urge circuit court to reconsider anti-trans classroom ruling

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 18, 2021

Medical professionals and others are urging the entire 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a panel's decision that a university professor can misgender trans students.

LGBTQ groups stake out different sides in upcoming Supreme Court case

LGBTQ groups stake out different sides in upcoming Supreme Court case

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Apr 21, 2021

A case to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court April 28 presents one of those rare instances in which different LGBTQ groups are on opposite sides.

Trans SF paramedic sues city for racial, gender identity discrimination

Trans SF paramedic sues city for racial, gender identity discrimination

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 11, 2021

A trans Black man who is a San Francisco Fire Department paramedic is suing the city, alleging he has been discriminated against on the basis of his race and gender identity, harassed, and retaliated against.

Gay SF firefighter sues city for racial, sexual orientation discrimination

Gay SF firefighter sues city for racial, sexual orientation discrimination

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2021

A gay Black San Francisco firefighter is suing the city, alleging discrimination against him on account of his race and sexual orientation.

Analysis: US Supreme Court ponders a 'radical rewrite'

Analysis: US Supreme Court ponders a 'radical rewrite'

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 16, 2020

An important oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court this month went largely overlooked because of the nation's nearly complete fixation on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

LGBTQ Agenda: Repeal of Obamacare would have 'huge implications' for HIV survivors, Lambda Legal says

LGBTQ Agenda: Repeal of Obamacare would have 'huge implications' for HIV survivors, Lambda Legal says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 13, 2020

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is warning that throwing out the entire Affordable Care Act could cause discrimination against LGBTQ people and people living with HIV.

Thomas, Alito critical of '15 same-sex marriage ruling

Thomas, Alito critical of '15 same-sex marriage ruling

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 6, 2020

Two U.S. Supreme Court associate justices used the first day of the new term Monday to lambaste the 2015 decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday, September 18, that Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. She was 87.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Class action alleging Grindr sold user data may be forced into individual arbitration

Class action alleging Grindr sold user data may be forced into individual arbitration

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 18, 2020

A class action complaint against Grindr for alleged privacy violations may not be able to proceed in traditional court, an attorney for the complainant told the Bay Area Reporter September 17.

2 federal appeals courts rule in trans bathroom cases

2 federal appeals courts rule in trans bathroom cases

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 31, 2020

Two federal appeals court panels have ruled that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people at work also applies to discrimination in schools.