News » Legal

Supreme Court will hear 3 LGBT cases

Supreme Court will hear 3 LGBT cases

By Lisa Keen

In what one legal expert called an "aggressive move," the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up the issue of whether existing federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace.

Viewing 1 thru 12 of 27 Stories

By Lisa Keen | April 17, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a man on death row who said anti-gay bias motivated his jury's decision to give him the death penalty.

By Lisa Keen | April 17, 2019

President Donald Trump's impulsive Twitter post two years ago, saying the military should ban transgender people, became reality last Friday.


By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2019

Interim leader of Lambda Legal provides steady hand for the national LGBT law agency following years of internal strife.

By Lisa Keen | March 19, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday (March 18) that it would not hear an appeal from the owner of a bed and breakfast in Hawaii who refused to accommodate a same-sex couple.


By Lisa Keen | January 2, 2019

LGBT legal groups told the U.S. Supreme Court last week that it is simply too soon for the court to become involved in litigation over President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the military.

By Lisa Keen | November 20, 2018

Three big LGBT cases will be part of a private discussion at the U.S. Supreme Court next Friday, November 30, when the justices meet to conference about what appeals to hear in the coming months.


By Lisa Keen | October 8, 2018

A new era in the U.S. Supreme Court's history began Saturday afternoon, October 6, when the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm the nomination of a federal judge who is expected to provide a fifth and majority vote against equal rights for LGBT people.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 19, 2018

Judge Jonathan Karesh is set to become the second LGBT judge to preside over the San Mateo County Superior Court when he begins a two-year term in the leadership position in January.


By Lisa Keen | September 19, 2018

LGBT groups have been among those calling for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

By Lisa Keen | July 4, 2018

Just two days after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump told reporters that he had already narrowed his choice for Kennedy's replacement to "about five" people.


By Lisa Keen | June 27, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday vacated a Washington Supreme Court decision that said a florist violated state law when she refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding.

By Lisa Keen | June 4, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday (June 4) that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated a baker's free exercise rights when it ordered that he sell cakes to same-sex couples the same as he sells to heterosexual couples.


Viewing 1 thru 12 of 27 Stories