LGBT civil rights protections News

Next LGBT Legal Battle for Supreme Court Will Be Religious Exemptions: Analysis

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision’s impact. The justices ruled 6-3 …

Supreme Court Session Opening This Week Faces Controversial Rights Issues

The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees. The nine-month term …

Beyond Wedding Cakes: LGBT Lawsuits Challenge Employee, Business, Religious Rights

A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding …

68 Companies Join Legal Fight to Block Provisions of North Carolina LGBT Law

Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people. The amicus brief filed July 8 is part of a legal challenge brought by the Department of Justice. The federal government …

U.S. Justice Dept. to North Carolina: LGBT Law Violates Federal Civil Rights Act

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds …

Carmel, Indiana OKs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The Carmel City Council in Indiana has passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, narrowly defeating efforts by social conservatives to defeat the measure in the affluent Indianapolis suburb. The council voted 4-to-3 on Oct. 5 …