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Trans former bishop sues Lutheran church, alleging harassment

Trans former bishop sues Lutheran church, alleging harassment

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 2, 2023

The first openly transgender bishop in a major Christian denomination in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was demeaned, harassed, defamed, and eventually pushed out of the Lutheran Church's Sierra Pacific Synod.

Political Notes: Majority of CA trial courts lack LGBTQ judges

Political Notes: Majority of CA trial courts lack LGBTQ judges

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 2, 2023

For more than a decade California's courts have been required to release sexual orientation and gender identity demographic data on judges in an effort to help diversify the bench.

California Supreme Court welcomes 1st queer woman

California Supreme Court welcomes 1st queer woman

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 2, 2023

Associate Justice Kelli Evans is making history as the first queer woman of color to serve on California's highest court.

Trans woman sues CA university over alleged bias

Trans woman sues CA university over alleged bias

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 21, 2022

A trans woman is suing the University of the Pacific for alleged harassment and discrimination.

Analysis: Web designer's court case could gut LGBTQ rights

Analysis: Web designer's court case could gut LGBTQ rights

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Dec 14, 2022

There were times during the U.S. Supreme Court's oral argument in this session's highly significant LGBTQ case when some listeners might have thought they were hearing a modern day dramatic interpretation of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Queer detainee granted bond by immigration judge

Queer detainee granted bond by immigration judge

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 5, 2022

Salesh Prasad, a queer and bi man in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention, was granted bond by an immigration judge December 5 after a 90-minute hearing at an immigration court in Van Nuys, California.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Dec 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a case that could carry broad implications for whether and in which circumstances states may enforce certain nondiscrimination rules against purveyors of goods.

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

Stewart becomes 1st lesbian presiding CA appellate court justice

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 30, 2022

Justice Therese Stewart of San Francisco has broken through another pink judicial ceiling with her confirmation as the first lesbian presiding justice on a California appellate court.

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.