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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.

LGBTQ Agenda: Federal lawsuit seeks to restore LGBTQ, Native American data collection for foster youth

LGBTQ Agenda: Federal lawsuit seeks to restore LGBTQ, Native American data collection for foster youth

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 28, 2020

Two federally-recognized Native American tribes joined five other plaintiffs in filing a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration August 27 due to what they say is an illegal change in foster care reporting requirements.

LGBTQ Agenda: Federal court rules against dual anti-trans laws in Idaho

LGBTQ Agenda: Federal court rules against dual anti-trans laws in Idaho

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 20, 2020

A federal district court in Idaho ruled against an effort to make it illegal for transgender people in the state to change the gender marker on their birth certificates.

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule on health care

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule on health care

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 19, 2020

U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a temporary injunction August 17, delaying the implementation of new rules written by the Trump administration that would eliminate protections for LGBT people in health care.

9th Circuit puts temporary stay on release of Prop 8 tapes

9th Circuit puts temporary stay on release of Prop 8 tapes

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 12, 2020

The tapes of the landmark 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial will not be released Wednesday due to a temporary stay ordered by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals August 11.

Federal judge unlikely to stop HHS rule before it takes effect

Federal judge unlikely to stop HHS rule before it takes effect

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 3, 2020

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., indicated Monday he is not likely to grant an injunction to stop a Trump administration change in rules that will eliminate non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

Castro bar The Mix files cross-complaint after lawsuit from shareholder

Castro bar The Mix files cross-complaint after lawsuit from shareholder

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 16, 2020

The corporation that does business as The Mix, a Castro neighborhood bar, filed a cross-complaint last month against Lawrence "Larry" Metzger, who sued the corporation and two of its shareholders in October 2019.

Federal judge orders Prop 8 tapes unsealed

Federal judge orders Prop 8 tapes unsealed

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 9, 2020

A federal judge on Thursday ordered tapes of the Proposition 8 trial to be unsealed next month.