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  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

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Trans woman to appeal decision in Starbucks suit

Trans woman to appeal decision in Starbucks suit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 19, 2020

A transgender woman is appealing a judgment against her in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit she filed against Starbucks, even as the company released an advertisement in the United Kingdom touting its acceptance of the transgender community.

Election 2020: Lawyers battle for the gavel in SF, Alameda County judicial races

Election 2020: Lawyers battle for the gavel in SF, Alameda County judicial races

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 5, 2020

Six female attorneys — all straight allies — are competing for the three open judicial seats on the San Francisco Superior Court that are on the March 3 primary ballot. Retiring judges are vacating the seats up for election.

Online Extra: CA Supreme Court Justice Chin to retire

Online Extra: CA Supreme Court Justice Chin to retire

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 15, 2020

The first Chinese American justice and the longest-serving sitting member on the Supreme Court of California will retire this summer, giving Governor Gavin Newsom his first opportunity to name a member to the state's highest court.

Online Extra: US appeals court puts hold on discharging HIV+ service members

Online Extra: US appeals court puts hold on discharging HIV+ service members

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jan 13, 2020

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a national injunction to stop the U.S. Air Force from discharging service members just because they have HIV infection.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Updated: Second judge strikes down health care 'refusal rule'

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: Updated: Second judge strikes down health care 'refusal rule'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 7, 2019

Two federal judges in two days have struck down the Trump administration's Denial of Care rule as a third case in San Francisco awaits a judge's decision.

Online Extra: Trump judicial nominee defends himself against anti-LGBT claims

Online Extra: Trump judicial nominee defends himself against anti-LGBT claims

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 31, 2019

A confirmation hearing for two of President Donald Trump's nominees to the nation's largest federal appeals court snared considerable media attention Wednesday after one of them dissolved into tears.

Online Extra: LGBT court watchers voice optimism during historic hearing

Online Extra: LGBT court watchers voice optimism during historic hearing

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 8, 2019

After a historic hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, LGBT legal advocates voiced optimism that a majority of the justices would rule in favor of LGBT workplace protections.

High court preview: 'The stakes could not be higher'

High court preview: 'The stakes could not be higher'

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 2, 2019

Here's the blunt reality from LGBT legal observers: The U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on three cases that it will hear arguments about on Tuesday, October 8, could have the most profound consequences yet on LGBT people.

Appeal court revives Dignity Health bias suit

Appeal court revives Dignity Health bias suit

  • by Rae Raucci
  • Sep 25, 2019

A trans man who sued Catholic-affiliated Dignity Health over claims it was discriminatory in deciding not to perform his surgery has won an appeal that has revived his lawsuit.

Advocates say Gilead broke antitrust laws

Advocates say Gilead broke antitrust laws

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 18, 2019

A group of advocates has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. and its partner companies, alleging that they violated antitrust laws.

Arizona decision on religious exemption seen as narrow but 'dangerous'

Arizona decision on religious exemption seen as narrow but 'dangerous'

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Sep 18, 2019

The Arizona Supreme Court September 16 ruled that a business can — under certain circumstances — cite the business owner's religious beliefs to claim an exemption from a city human rights ordinance.

Herrera wins delay on Trump trans health rule

Herrera wins delay on Trump trans health rule

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 28, 2019

On the eve of San Francisco's Pride weekend, City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Friday forced the Trump administration to delay implementation of a rule that would allow health care staff to refuse to provide medical treatment to people, even in emergencies.

Judge rules against trans barista in Starbucks suit

Judge rules against trans barista in Starbucks suit

  • by Meg Elison
  • Jun 12, 2019

A Fresno County Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a tentative ruling against a trans barista in her lawsuit against Starbucks.