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Transgender Prof Wins $1.2 Million Bias Verdict

Transgender Prof Wins $1.2 Million Bias Verdict

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Less than a month after a federal district court judge refused to dismiss a transgender woman’s job discrimination case against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a jury has found in favor of the plaintiff, Dr. Rachel Tudor, in the amount of $1.165 million. Tudor was a male-identified tenure track faculty member at […]

Obama Will No Longer Enforce Ban on Same-Sex Couple Military Benefits

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Obama administration will no longer enforce a federal law that bars the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration from providing spousal benefits to couples in same-sex marriages. In a September 3 letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Attorney General Eric Holder wrote that even though the June 26 Supreme […]

Immigration Court Settles Remaining DOMA Issue for Binational Couples

Immigration Court Settles Remaining DOMA Issue for Binational Couples

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Shortly after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) ban on federal recognition of same-sex marriages on June 26 in Edie Windsor’s constitutional challenge to the 1996 law, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the immigration service under her department would recognize same-sex marriages […]