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  1. Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Headed to Supreme Court?

    10.06 / 11:09 gaycitynews.nyc Gaycitynews.nyc - Law
    BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In one of two significant legal developments regarding challenges to Mississippi’s notorious HB 1523, which enshrines in state law a special privilege for people claiming religious and moral objections to LGBTQ people to discriminate against them, Lambda Legal has announced it will petition the Supreme Court on whether the Fifth Circuit […] The post Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Headed to Supreme Court? appeared first on Gay City News…
  2. In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

    10.06 / 11:09 gaycitynews.nyc Gaycitynews.nyc - Law
    BY DONNA ACETO | Gays Against Guns was formed in June 2016 in the wake of what was then the most lethal mass shooting in modern American history — the murder that month of 49 people and wounding of another 58 in an Orlando gay nightclub holding its weekly Latinx night. On October 2, several hundred […] The post In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan appeared first on Gay City News…
  3. Trump Texas Judicial Pick Sparks Outrage

    10.06 / 11:09 gaycitynews.nyc Gaycitynews.nyc - Law
    BY PAUL SCHINDLER | LGBTQ advocates and other progressive groups reacted with alarm last week to news that President Donald Trump has nominated a Texas assistant attorney general with a documented record of inflammatory statements about gay and transgender people to a US district court seat. If confirmed by the Senate, Jeff Mateer, who prior […] The post Trump Texas Judicial Pick Sparks Outrage appeared first on Gay City…
  4. Bigoted Wedding Videographers Lose in Federal Court

    10.06 / 11:09 gaycitynews.nyc Gaycitynews.nyc - Law
    BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | For the first time, a federal judge has ruled that for-profit businesses do not enjoy a constitutional right to refuse to provide services to same-sex weddings on the same basis they provide them for different-sex weddings. The September 20 ruling from Chief Judge John R. Tunheim of the US District […] The post Bigoted Wedding Videographers Lose in Federal Court appeared first on Gay City…
  5. Texas’ Ex-Chief Justice Rebukes Court on Houston Benefits

    10.06 / 11:09 gaycitynews.nyc Gaycitynews.nyc - Law
    BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | On June 30, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling claiming the US Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell marriage equality decision did not necessarily require state and local governments to treat same-sex and different-sex marriages the same for government employee benefits purposes. On September 15, asserting that his old court’s decision was […] The post Texas’ Ex-Chief Justice Rebukes Court on Houston Benefits appeared first on Gay City News…