“We know that the Trump administration is packing the federal courts with a number of right-wing, anti-civil rights, anti-LGBTQ extremists who we can expect to twist themselves into knots to make these decisions mean as little as possible,” said McGowan. “But just on the basis of the analysis itself, and the 6-3 decision written by the string textualists of the court, this should go a long way to resolving the questions working their way through the federal and lower courts.” … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court’s Historic LGBTQ Ruling Is Now a Valuable Legal Weapon Against Bigotry
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“Unlike the government’s arguments that the Trump military transgender ban is not based on sex, today’s ruling squarely explodes that ludicrous theory, thus subjecting the ban to heightened scrutiny—a standard the government will have huge challenges in meeting, given that the Department of Defense itself concluded in 2016 that no important government interest was served by such a ban,” she said. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Might Have Just Killed Military’s Transgender Ban
The case highlights the tension between advocates for religious freedom and church autonomy, and those who argue that employees should be protected by federal anti-discrimination laws and employers who might retaliate against employees for reporting misconduct. … [Read more...] about Here are the 8 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on
All the struggles were in my head. They did not exist with family at all, which was quite unusual at that time. I was 23 when I finally told my mother that I was a lesbian. She looked across the table at me and said, “I’ve known since you were 6.” I said, “Why didn’t you tell me?” She said, “I didn’t think it was any of my business and you’d come to it on your own.” She’d been an activist all her life in civil rights, and worked at the National Urban League. … [Read more...] about They Marched in America’s First Prides in 1970. They’re Still Out, Loud, and Proud.
And so on goes Lawyers Without Rights by Simone Ladwig-Winters. For 301 pages, it gives the names, birth dates, deaths, and what little else is known of 1,807 Jewish attorneys who belonged to the Berlin Bar Association in 1933. Not all of these lawyers were born in the German capital, nor were they all murdered in concentration camps, but they were all persecuted by the Nazis during the Third Reich. Taken together, Ladwig-Winters’ profiles have an overwhelming effect—not unlike the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin today, where visitors are subsumed by the sheer quantity of thousands of coffin-like concrete slabs. … [Read more...] about How the Nazis Used the Rule of Law Against Jewish Lawyers