Content Filed Under: Supreme Court

Posts regarding news and information in relation to rulings, reviews, and opinions concerning non-discrimination protections from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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DOJ Submits Anti-LGBTQ Brief to Supreme Court

By Shane Stahl • October 29, 2018, 10:48 am The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that existing federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination should not apply to transgender people.
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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Freedom for All Americans Joins 100+ Advocacy Groups in Demanding ‘Release the Records’ of Judge Kavanaugh

By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 2:31 pm The groups are asking for a delay in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing until over 1 million documents are released.
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As President Trump Names Supreme Court Nominee, Senators Must Consider Dignity for LGBTQ Americans

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 9:10 pm Kavanaugh – who previously worked in the George W. Bush administration – hasn’t weighed in explicitly on high-profile issues related to LGBTQ nondiscrimination, though the rabidly anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council has in the past lavished praise on his judicial record.
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What’s at Stake: The Future of the Supreme Court Following Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 2:36 pm A look at how a new Supreme Court nominee could affect cases involving LGBTQ people that come before the high Court.
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Reflecting on Justice Kennedy’s Landmark LGBTQ-Affirming Rulings and How They Changed the Country

By Adam Polaski • June 27, 2018, 6:11 pm His retirement has understandably provoked distress among advocates for a measured, balanced court, as Kennedy demonstrated time after time a disciplined commitment to his role as an arbiter of justice and ideological midpoint of the court.
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Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire from U.S. Supreme Court, Leaving Legacy of Progress for LGBTQ Americans

By Adam Polaski • June 27, 2018, 2:27 pm Justice Anthony Kennedy announced today that he is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court. Kennedy, who has served on the nation’s highest court for 30 years, has played a major role in virtually all of the landmark cases involving LGBTQ equality.
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Celebrating 3 Years of Obergefell v. Hodges, and Looking Forward to a Future Free From Discrimination

By Masen Davis • June 26, 2018, 9:17 am Looking forward to the steps still to come in the nondiscrimination movement, while celebrating 3 years of marriage for same sex couples.
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What ‘Masterpiece’ Means: Key Interpretations and Analyses of Monday’s Decision

By Shane Stahl • June 5, 2018, 3:33 pm Following Monday’s ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, several analysts have begun to offer their interpretation of the high court’s decision.
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Supporters of LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Share Their Reactions to Masterpiece Decision

By Shane Stahl • June 4, 2018, 2:22 pm Following this morning’s Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece case, where the justices ruled in favor of the bakery – but, crucially, kept existing nondiscrimination laws intact, limiting the decision to this case alone – a number of elected officials, and others have taken to social media to voice their reactions.
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In Narrow ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Decision Supreme Court Sides with Bakery While Recognizing Harms of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • June 4, 2018, 10:59 am The Court’s decision is limited specifically to this one case and calls into question actions from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission – but it leaves intact Colorado’s LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections, as well as similar protections in 18 states and 200+ cities and towns.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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Parties Settle in Landmark ‘Whitaker’ Case for Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • January 10, 2018, 10:40 am This week the parties involved in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District – Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Ash Whitaker, a transgender student who graduated in 2017, reached a settlement agreement.
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SCOTUS Denies Review in Cases Challenging Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

January 8, 2018, 9:56 am Today the United States Supreme Court denied review in two cases, Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant and Bryant v. Barber, both challenging Mississippi’s HB 1523 passed in April 2016 and effective in October 2017.
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Supreme Court Denies Review in Cases Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Mississippi Law

By Shane Stahl • January 8, 2018, 9:44 am With HB 1523 still in effect, LGBTQ Mississippians and their families are hurting every day, denied the necessary protections to make them feel safe and welcome in the Magnolia State. However, this is not the end of the line.