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Religious Rejection and Asylum Roundup

August 12th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from July.

  • Supreme Court Broadens “Ministerial Exception” to Anti-Discrimination Laws, Leaving Many LGBTQ Employees of Religious Schools Without Title VII Protection
  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Revives Religious Adoption Agency’s Challenge to New York Anti-Discrimination Rule
  • Roundup of Recent LGBT+ Asylum Cases

SCOTUS 2019-2020 Term in Review

July 15th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss the major Supreme Court cases of the 2019-2020 Term that will have a significant impact on the rights and lives of LGBTQ people.

LGBT Workers & More with Ria and Kate

June 22nd, 2020

"LGBT Impact Litigation and SCOTUS" features a lively discussion between legal eagles Kate Kendell, former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Ria Tabacco Mar, Women's Project Director, ACLU, followed by audience Q&A. This event is hosted by LeGaL’s Women’s Group and moderated by Cody Yorke of Outten & Golden.
 
This virtual lunch-and-learn is the third installment in the LeGaL Pride Power Lunch Series, held every Wednesday in June from 1-2 p.m. The events are free, but please consider making a donation in support of the LeGaL Foundation here

Intersex Rights and More.

June 17th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from May.

  • 10th Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Denial of Accurate Passport to Intersex Plaintiff

  • Two Federal District Courts Rule on Social Security Survivor Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Whose Marriages Occurred Fewer Than Nine Months Before the Death of Their Spouse

  • Lesbian Couple’s Challenge to South Carolina Foster Care Policy Survives Motion to Dismiss

HUGE SCOTUS win for LGBT Workers

June 15th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar Association of New York, speaks with LeGaL President Kristen Browde and Professor Arthur Leonard about the Supreme Court decision that marks a watershed moment for LGBTQ fairness and equality.

 

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that companies don’t have a right to discriminate against LGBTQ people in the workplace! This historic decision says that LGBTQ people are, and should be, protected from discrimination under federal law.

BiLaw: All About the B in LGBT

June 8th, 2020

On today's episode of the LeGaL LGBT Podcast, we focus on the B in LGBT.

As part of LeGaL's Pride Power Lunch series, we speak with Nancy Marcus, Sarah Filcher, & William Crosby about issues of bi visibility and inclusion in the law and legal profession.

Law Notes: Cases Mount As SCOTUS Holds

May 15th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from May.

  • Massachusetts SJC Rules Probate Court Has Jurisdiction Over Complex Gestational Surrogacy Petition
  • Transgender Man in the U.K. Cannot Be Listed as Farther on Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Magistrate Judge Rejects Transgender Plaintiff’s Motion to Proceed Anonymously
  • Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction to Screen ICE Detainees at High Risk for COVID-19

Asylum, LGBT Families, and Tranistion-Related Health

April 14th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from April.

1. Appellate Victory for Gay Man from Ghana Seeking Asylum in the US

2. New York Appeals Court Refuses to Extend Important LGBT Family Rights to Tri-Custodial Arrangements

3. Alaska and North Carolina Victories for Access to Transition-Related Health Care 

Perspectives: Coronavirus and the Legal Profession

April 8th, 2020

On this episode of the LeGaL LGBT Podcast, Eric Lesh chats with members of the legal profession about how COVID-19 is affecting their lives and work. Joining us:

Victor Tarantino, 2L, Hofstra Law School

Daniel Sinasohn, former associate, Camacho Mauro Mulholland, LLP 

Sarah Filcher, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Hudson Valley

Meredith Miller, Professor of Law, Touro Law School.

Transgender People in Custody & Schools

March 20th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from February.

  1. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Catholic Foster Care Agency’s Claimed Right to Discriminate against Same-Sex Couples
  2. Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing in Idaho Inmate’s Gender Confirmation Surgery Case; Circuit Split Possible; Many Judges Dissent
  3. Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Ruling Rejecting Challenge to School District’s Policy of Allowing Transgender Students to Use Facilities Consistent with their Gender Identity
  • California Court Denies Release or Transfer of Transgender Woman in ICE Custody Seeking Medical Treatment and a Bond Hearing

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