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Discussion of: (1) a great first ruling in one of the four movement organization lawsuits brought to stop President Trump’s ban on transgender troops; (2) two memorandums issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in October that threaten LGBT rights; (3) a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ordering a new trial after a district court failed to ask jurors about anti-gay biases; and (4) a New York City judge allowing a Polish gay couple to get divorced, despite New York's statutory residency requirement.

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Discussion of: (1) appellate courts in Arizona and New York extending traditional marital presumptions to same-sex couples; (2) two new cert petitions to watch at the U.S. Supreme Court; (3) a great decision from a federal district court rejecting all constitutional arguments made by wedding videographers in a pre-enforcement challenge to the ban on sexual orientation discrimination in public accommodations in the Minnesota Human Rights Act; and (4) homophobic restrictions imposed on a gay father in a parenting plan that was vacated by the Court of Appeals of Tennessee.

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Discussion of: (1) President Trump setting in motion a ban on open transgender military service in the United States; (2) what is shaping up to be a blockbuster term at the U.S. Supreme Court for LGBT rights; (3) a fascinating custody dispute that has emerged out of the Hasidic community in Brooklyn; and (4) the state of play in Australia as a postal plebiscite on marriage equality gets underway.

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Discussion of: (1) the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirming Obergefell and the Texas Supreme Court's outrageous misreading of Obergefell only days later; (2) the hot-button First Amendment issue the Supreme Court agreed to decide next term; (3) why the big Title VII question could now also be decided by the Supreme Court in the next term; and (4) a setback from the Fifth Circuit in the constitutional challenge to Mississippi House Bill 1523.

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Discussion of: (1) two transgender rights breakthroughs under federal law in May; (2) Title VII developments in the Second Circuit; (3) a Kentucky Court of Appeals decision that a vendor did not violate a local antidiscrimination ordinance when it refused to make pride t-shirts; and (4) the wonderful marriage equality news out of Taiwan.

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Discussion of: (1) the first ruling under the federal Fair Housing Act to conclude it protects LGBT people; (2) a Manhattan court finding that a woman is not the legal parent to a child adopted by her former same-sex partner; (3) constitutional equal protection principles for jury selection being extended to sexual orientation in California; and (4) why Roy Moore is back in the news, despite losing his appeal to be reinstated as Chief Justice of Alabama.

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Discussion of: (1) the flurry of Title VII decisions from federal appellate courts in the last month, especially the en banc Seventh Circuit's historic ruling in the Hively case; (2) the remand of Gavin Grimm's case back down to the Fourth Circuit; (3) the disappointing replacement for H.B. 2 in North Carolina; and (4) how Neil Gorsuch may impact LGBT rights now that he has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

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Discussion of: (1) all the twists and turns in the Gavin Grimm case as we approach argument at the U.S. Supreme Court later this month; (2) a unanimous Washington Supreme Court decision rejecting a First Amendment defense from a florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding; (3) more bad news from the Arkansas Supreme Court; and (4) why a New York federal court found Grindr probably does not have liability, despite one man using it to severely harass his ex. 

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Discussion of: (1) President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court; (2) a concerning decision to hear a case by the Texas Supreme Court; (3) a federal court letting a transgender woman sue her employer under Title VII after a health plan denied coverage of her transition-related care; and (4) a case arising out of a gay man's tragic fall overboard from a cruise ship balcony. 

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Discussion of: (1) a familiar Texas federal district court judge issuing another nationwide injunction against the Obama administration; (2) a disappointing 4-3 decision on birth certificates from the Arkansas Supreme Court; (3) a Louisiana court declaring an executive order of Governor John Bel Edwards unconstitutional; and (4) the sad final chapter in the saga arising out of a public nudity arrest at San Diego Pride in 2011. 

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