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Online Extra: LGBT court watchers voice optimism during historic hearing

Online Extra: LGBT court watchers voice optimism during historic hearing

By Lisa Keen

After a historic hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, LGBT legal advocates voiced optimism that a majority of the justices would rule in favor of LGBT workplace protections.

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By Lisa Keen | October 2, 2019

Here's the blunt reality from LGBT legal observers: The U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on three cases that it will hear arguments about on Tuesday, October 8, could have the most profound consequences yet on LGBT people.

By Rae Raucci | September 25, 2019

A trans man who sued Catholic-affiliated Dignity Health over claims it was discriminatory in deciding not to perform his surgery has won an appeal that has revived his lawsuit.


By Liz Highleyman | September 18, 2019

A group of advocates has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Gilead Sciences Inc. and its partner companies, alleging that they violated antitrust laws.

By Lisa Keen | September 18, 2019

The Arizona Supreme Court September 16 ruled that a business can — under certain circumstances — cite the business owner's religious beliefs to claim an exemption from a city human rights ordinance.


By Cynthia Laird | June 28, 2019

On the eve of San Francisco's Pride weekend, City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Friday forced the Trump administration to delay implementation of a rule that would allow health care staff to refuse to provide medical treatment to people, even in emergencies.

By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

A Fresno County Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a tentative ruling against a trans barista in her lawsuit against Starbucks.


By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

Lawyer Elizabeth Kristen is looking for some of America's long-lost gay soldiers.

By Lisa Keen | June 12, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon get another chance to consider whether businesses can claim religious motivations for refusing service to LGBT people.


By Lisa Keen | May 29, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to accept an appeal from a group of students challenging a public school's policy of allowing transgender students to use high school restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

By Meg Elison | May 29, 2019

Santa Clara County has joined Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' newly unveiled protections for religious and conscience-based objections to providing care.


By Meg Elison | May 22, 2019

In a reversal of a lower court decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded spousal survivor benefits to a gay widower whose spouse worked for years at a San Francisco television station.

By Meg Elison | May 8, 2019

Pittsburg resident Larry R. Reasoner is suing the East Bay city and several officials over a recent incident in which he alleges he was involuntarily committed while his home and belongings were confiscated and — in many cases — destroyed.


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