Newly Constituted Supreme Court Issues Key LGBT Rights Ruling

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that states must list married same-sex couples on their children’s birth certificate. The per curiam decision (which means it was the decision of the court, acting as a unit) reaffirmed the Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. LGBT rights advocates hailed the ruling … Continued

Things Just Got Worse for Kim Davis

Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that lawsuits against Kim Davis could proceed. The decision overturned a lower court that had thrown out three lawsuits filed by same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses by the county clerk. Kim Davis became a right-wing figurehead when she refused to issue marriage licenses in Rowan … Continued

Leaked Draft of Trump’s “Religious Freedom” Order Takes Direct Aim at LGBTs

A leaked copy of a draft executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” signals sweeping plans by the Trump administration to legalize discrimination, even by private companies and religious organizations.  The draft order cites religious belief as grounds for its broad application: “Americans and their religious organizations will not be coerced … Continued

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