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LeGaL’s Annual Dinner, held in March of each year, is one of the area’s largest gatherings of LGBT legal professionals and allies. We will celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary at the 2018 annual dinner on March 15. The event supports … read more
President Donald Trump’s July 26 tweet announcing that “the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” as amplified by an August 25 Memorandum, encountered unanimous resistance from ten … read more
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on December 11 that it will not review a decision by a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled on March 10 that a lesbian formerly employed as a security guard … read more
There were several significant developments concerning marriage equality outside the United States during December, as two more countries – Austria and Australia — joined the list of those that will be providing full marital rights to same-sex couples while, unfortunately, … read more
While the popular vote on marriage equality in Australia was an unpleasant experience for Australian queers, there were a few benefits from the fact that a successful national ballot preceded the introduction of legislation for same-sex marriage. As reported in … read more
On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected without explanation a petition from the City of Houston seeking review of the Texas Supreme Court’s June 30 ruling in Pidgeon v. Turner, 60 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 1502, 2017 WL 2829350 … read more
In Iowa v. Jonas, 2017 WL 5990018 (Iowa Dec. 1, 2017), the Iowa Supreme Court considered the appeal of a gay man who alleged that he should be granted a new trial because he was forced to use a peremptory … read more
In a decision it characterized as “put[ting] Vermont in line with the modern trend”, the Vermont Supreme Court in Sinnott v. Peck, 2017 Vt. LEXIS 133, 2017 WL 5951846 (Vt. Dec. 1, 2017), crafted a set of guideposts for lower … read more