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Supreme Court makes anti-LGBTQ discrimination easier at religious schools

Supreme Court makes anti-LGBTQ discrimination easier at religious schools

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jul 8, 2020

In a decision that undermines LGBTQ teachers at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed for Catholic schools an expansive ministerial exemption in hiring practices under civil rights law.

Supreme Court upholds speech requirement for foreign AIDS prevention affiliates

Supreme Court upholds speech requirement for foreign AIDS prevention affiliates

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jun 29, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a federal law requiring foreign affiliates of U.S. AIDS prevention groups to express public opposition to prostitution is constitutional.

Supreme Court ruling may force Trump retreat on anti-LGBTQ policies

Supreme Court ruling may force Trump retreat on anti-LGBTQ policies

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jun 18, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week on workplace protections for LGBTs may force President Donald Trump to retreat on much of his administration's anti-LGBTQ policies.

Supreme Court rules LGBT workers are protected by federal law

Supreme Court rules LGBT workers are protected by federal law

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Jun 15, 2020

In what is perhaps the most stunning U.S. Supreme Court victory in history for LGBT people, the nation's highest court has voted 6-3 that a federal law barring discrimination on the basis of "sex" also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation

Online Extra: Appeals court likely to wait for high court in Grimm case

Online Extra: Appeals court likely to wait for high court in Grimm case

  • by Lisa Keen
  • May 27, 2020

One judge likened the use of separate restrooms for transgender students to separate restrooms for blacks.

No, smokers are not 'safer from COVID-19 infection,' UCSF study says

No, smokers are not 'safer from COVID-19 infection,' UCSF study says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 19, 2020

People who smoke and vape are at higher risk of getting seriously ill or dying if they contract the novel coronavirus, according to researchers from UCSF as health advocates step up efforts to encourage LGBT people to quit tobacco use.

Online Extra: Supreme Court hears ACA case that could impact LGBTs

Online Extra: Supreme Court hears ACA case that could impact LGBTs

  • by Lisa Keen
  • May 7, 2020

While LGBT people nervously await the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions regarding two big employment discrimination cases, the court this month heard arguments in other cases that could have significant impact.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

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You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

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.