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US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

US Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B that refused to serve lesbian couple

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights. The justices refused to hear an appeal by […]

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

Donald Trump’s pledge to halt all new HIV infections in the United States within a decade was dismissed as an “empty gesture” by activists who said his administration had stripped resources from those fighting the epidemic. Critics said the promise made in the State of the Union address was at odds with his actions, including […]

US: Trump trans troop ban can take effect, top court decides

US: Trump trans troop ban can take effect, top court decides

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday decided in favour of President Donald Trump’s policy of barring many transgender people from the military, by lifting lower court rulings that had blocked the plan on constitutional grounds. The decision, with the court’s five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration’s request […]

US: LGBT+ retired couple continue legal battle over housing

US: LGBT+ retired couple continue legal battle over housing

A US lesbian couple rejected for admission to a retirement community suffered a defeat this week in their effort to claim discrimination, but a leading legal group on Friday vowed to take up the fight to protect LGBT+ people from housing bias. Bev Nance and Mary Walsh, married for a decade, sought to live in […]

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

Four senior retired US military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as “wrong”, ahead of a key decision from the country’s top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week, by a Washington appeals court in favour of a […]

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

(Reuters) – A federal court has ruled the US State Department cannot deny a passport to a Navy veteran who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female. Navy veteran, Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for refusing to issue a passport because it […]

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

“We are pleased the court recognizes the importance of allowing this case to move forward, and of ensuring that outdated and irrational policies regarding people living with HIV are not allowed to stand.” On September 14th, a Virginia federal court ruled that a case filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, along with pro bono counsel […]