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Gay judge to preside over San Mateo courts

Gay judge to preside over San Mateo courts

By Matthew S. Bajko

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.

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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.


By Alex Madison | June 1, 2018

In a move that city officials are praising, the San Francisco police officers who sent homophobic and racist text messages in 2011 and 2012 can face disciplinary charges, an appeals court ruled this week.

By Alex Madison | May 16, 2018

Four Californians living with HIV, including one in Marin County, are suing the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences over its continued distribution of what they say is a toxic HIV medicine.


By Alex Madison | May 9, 2018

Tanesh Nutall, a transgender woman who is suing the city of San Francisco saying her rights were violated, will be able to move forward with her lawsuit taken on by the state Department of Fair Employment & Housing, a judge ruled Tuesday, May 8.

By Alex Madison | April 23, 2018

A challenge to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department's Transgender, Gender Variant and Nonbinary policy and procedures was shot down Friday (April 20) by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge.


By Alex Madison | April 18, 2018

Lambda Legal files lawsuit against former contractor for California ADAP enrollment program.

By Lisa Keen | April 12, 2018

Mississippi is one of those Deep South states that really did not want to allow same-sex couples to marry.


By Lisa Keen | March 28, 2018

Lori Franchina worked as a firefighter for Providence, Rhode Island, and for four years, everything was fine. Then one day, she was paired up with a male worker notorious for sexually harassing female colleagues.

By by Matthew S. Bajko | March 7, 2018

There were 53 LGBT judges serving on the California bench as of December 31 last year, according to the latest demographic data released by the state's judicial council.


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