LGBT Law Notes – 2018 – Issue 03 – March
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2nd Circuit, En Banc, Votes 10-3 That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Federal Employment Discrimination Law
By Arthur S. Leonard Arthur S. Leonard is the Robert F. Wagner Professor of Labor and Employment Law at New York Law School. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, with appellate jurisdiction over federal cases from New York, Connecticut and Vermont, ruled on...
Virginia Appeals Court Seemingly Takes Pleasure in Rejecting the Parental Rights of a Non-Biological Same-Sex Parent
By Eric Lesh Eric Lesh is the Executive Director of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL). In Hawkins v. Grese, 809 S.E.2d 441 (Feb. 13, 2018), Lambda Legal represented a non-biological parent, Denise Hawkins, in the Virginia Court of Appeals, where...
U.S. Magistrate Orders Hormones, Hair Pattern Treatment, and Feminizing Canteen Items for Missouri Transgender Inmate, Rejecting MoDOC’s “Freeze Frame” Policy
By William J. Rold William Rold is a civil rights attorney in New York City and a former judge. He previously represented the American Bar Association on the National Commission for Correctional Health Care. In 2016, transgender plaintiff Jessica Hicklin filed a...