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New Supreme Court Term Could Be Blockbuster

New Supreme Court Term Could Be Blockbuster

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The Supreme Court’s term beginning on October 2 and extending through the end of June may become a blockbuster term for LGBTQ legal issues. The court has already agreed to review the Colorado Court of Appeals’ decision that the First Amendment’s free speech and religious freedom protections do not shield a […]

EEOC Win Shows What Trump Era Might Undo  

EEOC Win Shows What Trump Era Might Undo  

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A November 4 ruling in a sexual orientation discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows how progress on LGBT rights may be lost in the wake of the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. US District Judge Cathy Bissoon, nominated to the federal district court […]

Manhattan Federal Court Dismisses Anti-Gay Job Claim  

Manhattan Federal Court Dismisses Anti-Gay Job Claim  

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In 2000, the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over the federal trial courts in New York, rejected the argument that sexual orientation discrimination claims could be dealt with as sex discrimination claims under federal law. It was open, however, to the possibility that a gay litigant who […]