Despite behind-the-scenes objections, the U.S. Senate on July 22 confirmed the nominations of two openly LGBT appointees to top Pentagon posts. The … [Read more...] about Senior Pentagon LGBTQ Noms Get Clear Voice Vote. No Objections. Out Trans, Out Lesbian Confirmed. ‘Ought to look like America.’ Defense Secy.
Trends The U.S. Supreme Court session that just ended amounted to mostly a “tread water” experience for LGBT people—with several little victories … [Read more...] about Supreme Court LGBTQ: This Season’s Final Report: Minor Victories, Could-Have-Been-Worse Losses, Trepidation About Future
Trans Toilet Case: In a limited but important victory for transgender access, the U.S. Supreme Court announced June 28 that it would not review a … [Read more...] about Court Won’t Hear First Trans Toilet Case in Small Win. Alito, Thomas Can Flush It Easily With A Few Cases That Look Like Cleaner Wins.
Catholic Social Services. Lisa Keen unpacks it for us with commentary from friends and others. It seems they looked hard for a way to rule without … [Read more...] about All 9 Justices Said Tax-Funded Catholic Social Services Can Refuse LGBTQ Foster Couples? How Bad Is it? Kind of, But Complicated
Foster Parents Decision Unanimous In a stunning and unanimous judgment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a city requiring that its … [Read more...] about Nine ‘Thumbs Up’ From Supreme Court Says Catholic Agency Can Turn Away Same-Sex Foster Parents, Cite 1st Amendment
President Trump on Monday signed what Lambda Legal called a “very disturbing” order that will give federal contractors a large loophole through which … [Read more...] about Trump Signs Executive Order Giving Federal Contractors License to Discriminate Against LGBT Workers
The FBI on Sunday afternoon thundered into the political arena for the second time in the final days of the presidential campaign –this time to … [Read more...] about An LGBT Guide to Election Night: Schedule, Races, Candidates
Republican supporters of a Congressional candidate dubbed a “mini-Trump” in Minnesota used a family photo of his Democratic lesbian opponent to draw … [Read more...] about An Essential Guide to the Record 191 LGBT Candidates on the Ballot Across the Country
BY LISA KEEN This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the … [Read more...] about Election Preview: 10 Races with LGBT Candidates to Watch on November 4
BY LISA KEEN The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as Tuesday (September 30) which marriage equality case –or cases— it will accept for … [Read more...] about Which Marriage Equality Case Will the Supreme Court Take, If Any?