LGBT Law Notes – 2017 – Issue 06 – June

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7th Circuit Says Federal Law Protects Transgender Students

A unanimous three-judge panel of the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a trial court’s preliminary injunction that requires a Wisconsin school district to allow Ashton Whitaker, a transgender boy, to use the boys’ restroom facilities at...

Taiwan Constitutional Court Rules for Marriage Equality

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of China (Taiwan) voted overwhelmingly that same-sex couples are entitled to marry, and that anti-gay discrimination violates the Republic’s Constitution. The May 24 ruling was greeted with relative equanimity by legislative...

West Virginia’s Highest Court Reads LGBTQ Out of Hate Crimes Law

On May 9, 2017, West Virginia’s highest court held that the state’s hate crimes law cannot be used to prosecute somebody for an anti-gay hate crime. The prosecution urged the court to follow developing Title VII precedents and construe the word “sex” in the state’s...