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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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Discussion of: (1) what the incoming Trump Administration and Republican control of both houses of Congress might mean for the future of LGBT rights; (2) November developments in the continuing push to have Title VII's protections interpreted broadly to include LGBT employees, featuring analysis of an important en banc reargument in the 7th Circuit; (3) a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling that a family court judge made the wrong call in denying joint custody to two men who were never married, but agreed to co-parent a child after they split up; and (4) how four Texas lesbians wrongly convicted of sexually abusing young children nearly 20 years ago were finally exonerated. 

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Discussion of: (1) the U.S. Supreme Court granting cert in three cases of interest to the LGBT community, especially the Gavin Grimm case; (2) a constitutional challenge brought by a church to a state antidiscrimination law that covers public accommodations and gender identity; (3) a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision establishing that a lesbian partner without a biological connection to a child can satisfy both the "born to" and "holding out" provisions of a state parentage statute when that statute is read in a gender neutral fashion; and (4) a final update on the Dharun Ravi legal saga following the overturning of his criminal conviction on appeal. 

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Discussion of: (1) Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore getting suspended for the rest of his term; (2) the extension of the new parental standing test in New York to a gay dad; (3) a New Jersey appellate court throwing out the entire conviction of Tyler Clementi's Rutgers roommate; and (4) how a New York federal court judge's granting of a motion to dismiss highlights a larger problem with the NYPD and the transgender community. 

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