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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 […]

Alaska: Supreme Court Equal Marriage Victory – State Stay Denied

Alaska: Supreme Court Equal Marriage Victory – State Stay Denied

“(ORDER LIST: 574 U.S.) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ORDER IN PENDING CASE 14A413 PARNELL, GOV. OF AK, ET AL. V. HAMBY, MATTHEW, ET AL. The application for stay presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is denied”. These few lines from the US Supreme Court have put an end to

US: Same-sex Marriages in Utah Temporarily Halted by Supreme Court

US: Same-sex Marriages in Utah Temporarily Halted by Supreme Court

The American Civil Liberties Union were still hopeful yesterday that a decision by a federal court would be upheld by the Tenth Circuit Appeals Court [thanks to stvrsnbrgr for this clarification] even though the Supreme Court has put a stay on same-sex marriage in Utah until the decision is made [see comment below]. The request for the stay […]

US Supreme Court Removes Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

US Supreme Court Removes Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

In what will be marked as an incredibly historic day for LGBT rights, the US Supreme Court has approved same-sex marriage at a federal level by voting against Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. The decisions made in the Supreme Court earlier today mean that same-sex marriages are legal once again in California, […]

US Polls Show Majority Now in Favour of Marriage Equality

According to various polls recently, it appears that the majority of Americans now support both marriage equality, and extending federal benefits to gay spouses. For instance, the Washington Post (Wednesday 12th) reported that a Post-ABC survey found that this support varies along partisan and generational lines, with 79 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds saying […]