supreme court

  • Iowa Justices Who Decided Gay Marriage Face Retention Vote

    Three Iowa Supreme Court justices who helped legalize gay marriage in the state seven years ago will face voters on Nov. 8 for the first time since the ruling, but they are refusing to campaign for their jobs because they argue the courts should remain above politics.

  • LGBT Groups Challenge Trump's Gorsuch Appointment

    On Tuesday, March 14 President Trump announced that his replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia would be Neil Gorsuch, a justice who has served for ten years as a George W. Bush-appointed judge on the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of appeals.

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Priests Do Not Need to Report Child Abuse

    Priests do not have to report sexual abuse discovered during confession, Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

  • News Analysis: Supreme Court Wrap Up

    June is the final month of the U.S. Supreme Court’s current session and, while anticipation is not nearly so great this year for the LGBT community as it was last year, there is some concern in the air.

  • SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Contraception Challenge To ObamaCare

    The Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s crowning piece of legislation, was sent to a lower court for a review of the law’s contraception mandate.

  • Supreme Court Remands Gavin Grimm Case to Appeals

    (SFGN) The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would no longer hear the case of Gavin Grimm vs. the Gloucester County School Board, scheduled for March 28. The case was expected to set precedent for federal oversight on matters of antidiscrimination protections for public school students based on gender identity.

    Gavin’s case focuses on Title IX protections, and allowing transgender students to use restrooms and consistent with their gender identity. Previous Title IX guidelines issued by the Obama administration had extended protections for this, as well as to allow students to be called by their preferred pronouns, for students to wear a tuxedos or dresses for school photos and events, based upon how they identify.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Case of Transgender Bathroom Policy

    (AP) The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Gay Conversion Ban Following Religious Challenge

    A Christian minister in California attempted to challenge the state’s ban on conversion therapy for minors. The U.S. Supreme Court decided to leave the ban intact on Monday, rejecting the minister’s assertion that the ban is in violation of religious rights. 

  • Yu to be sworn in to state Supreme Court

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will be sworn in as the newest member of the Washington state Supreme Court, marking the first time the high court has had an openly gay justice.