Tag Archive | US Supreme Court

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

US: Supreme Court rules against LGBT rights in foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday, by ruling in favour of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency, that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organisation, because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents. The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief […]

US: Supreme Court denies challenge to California LGBT rights policy

US: Supreme Court denies challenge to California LGBT rights policy

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge by Republican-governed Texas, to a law enacted by Democratic-led California, that bars state-funded travel to states deemed to be hostile to the rights of LGBT people. The 2016 measure was enacted in the most populous US state, in response to laws in conservative […]

US: Supreme Court Upholds Trans Students School Policy

US: Supreme Court Upholds Trans Students School Policy

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday preserved an Oregon public school district’s policy of accommodating transgender students, rejecting an appeal [which challenged] a policy that let students use bathrooms, and locker rooms, that correspond to their gender identity. The justices left in place a lower court ruling that threw out a lawsuit against […]

US: Supreme Court justices lean toward Catholic agency in LGBT dispute

US: Supreme Court justices lean toward Catholic agency in LGBT dispute

(Reuters) – Conservative US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to religious rights claims against Philadelphia brought by a Catholic Church-affiliated agency after the city refused to use the group in its foster care program because it would not accept same-sex couples as prospective foster parents. The almost two-hour argument via teleconference was the […]

US: LGBT vs religious rights in Supreme Court foster-care case

US: LGBT vs religious rights in Supreme Court foster-care case

(Reuters) – In a case pitting LGBT rights against religious rights, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear arguments in a dispute over the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to place children for foster care with a Catholic Church-affiliated agency, that excludes same-sex couples from serving as foster parents. It will be the […]

US Supreme Court ruling argument for LGBT+ rights – experts

US Supreme Court ruling argument for LGBT+ rights – experts

The US Supreme Court decision that gay and trans people are legally protected from discrimination will have “enormous” implications for LGBT+ rights cases, experts say, possibly helping to end a ban on trans soldiers serving in the military. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

Next LGBT rights legal battle looms after US Supreme Court victory

Next LGBT rights legal battle looms after US Supreme Court victory

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court’s ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision’s impact. The justices ruled 6-3 on Monday that federal employment law safeguards gay and transgender employees from discrimination, […]

‘Our Supreme Court did something’: Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

‘Our Supreme Court did something’: Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

(Reuters) – A diverse crowd of New Yorkers wearing masks and waving the rainbow pride flag gathered on Monday at the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar in Manhattan, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling making it illegal for employers to fire workers because they are transgender. “Our Supreme Court did something!” said Marti Cummings, […]

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law, that bars sex discrimination in the workplace, protects gay and transgender employees. The nine-month term opens on Monday, with three cases to be argued before the nine justices. […]

US: ACLU File Brief That Public Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Customers Based On Who They Are

US: ACLU File Brief That Public Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Customers Based On Who They Are

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief last Monday (23rd) in the US Supreme Court, in a case where a Colorado bakery refused service to a same-sex couple seeking a cake for their wedding reception. The case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be heard at the Supreme Court on […]