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Bostock is a Textualist Triumph
Last week, the Supreme Court issued its hotly anticipated decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the 6-3 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT persons from sex discrimina (More)
"Surprising" Supreme Court Win for Gay and Transgender Employees Isn't Ultimately Surprising- And That's the Point
The Supreme Court created quite a stir recently when it held in Bostock v. Clayton Country, Georgia that Title VII, the major federal anti-employment-discrimination law, protected gay and transgender employees on the same basis as heterosexual employ (More)
China's Lesbian Parenting Case is a Children's Rights Issue
A lawsuit brought by a lesbian in China has raised the profile of same-sex parenting in a country where marriage rights are not recognized. Split from her partner last year, Zhang Peiyi is suing for custody of one of the children they parented togeth (More)
Hong Kong court strikes down policy excluding same-sex couples from public housing
Hong Kong's highest court ruled Wednesday that a Housing Authority policy preventing same-sex couples from applying for public housing within the city limits is unconstitutional.The spousal policy specifically excluded same-sex couples who marri (More)
DOJ backs Kentucky wedding photographer suing over ordinance banning discrimination against gay customers
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated support Thursday for a Kentucky wedding photographer who filed suit over an ordinance that bans local businesses from discriminating against gay customers.This case involves the competing interests of an (More)
Using Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins to End the Conduct-Status Divide in Sex Stereotypes and Sexual Orientation
What does it mean to discriminate because of sex? The answer to that question has become increasingly important to gay and lesbian employees challenging employment discrimination under federal and state laws. Take the case of Keith Wildhaber, a St. L (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments in landmark LGBTQ+ employment cases
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two landmark cases concerning LGBTQ+ employment rights.The court first heard oral argument in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. This case was consolidated for oral argument with a similar ca (More)
Diplomat Visa Policy: A Distraction From Larger Equality Issues
At the beginning of this month, the Trump administration announced a new policy that same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and employees of the United Nations will only be granted visas if the partners are married. The State Department immediately a (More)
UK Supreme Court rules for Christian bakery in same-sex marriage cake dispute
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Christian bakery owners did not discriminate against a gay customer when they refused to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage.Mr. Lee, a gay rights activist, brought a claim against Ashers Baking Comp (More)
Romania high court approves referendum that may impede legalization of same-sex marriage
The Romanian Constitutional Court (CCR) on Monday approved a referendum scheduled for October 7 that will redefine the term "family" in the Romanian constitution, a move commentators argue may make same-sex legalization more difficult in the count (More)
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