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Pride Month Law Notes Episode

June 21st, 2022

Shain Filcher, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the June 2022 edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

The Trump Alumni Group Goes After Trans Rights

May 19th, 2022

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

  • U.S. District Court Rules Against Defense Department in Cases of HIV-Positive Service Members
  •  Federal District Court Refuses to Dismiss Mother’s ACA Discrimination Claim Against Insurer That Won’t Cover Her Transgender Son’s Gender-Affirming Care
  • Trump Alumni Group Engineers Challenge to Bostock Application Outside of Title VII.

Protecting Trans Youth

April 18th, 2022

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

  • Plaintiffs Win Summary Judgment Against Former Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis in Marriage License Case
  • Texas Court Blocks Investigation or Prosecution of Parents and Doctors for Providing Gender-Affirming Treatment for Transgender Youths

    District Court Judge Rules on Summary Judgment Motions After HIV-Positive Man Was Denied A Job As A Security Officer For Fear Of Spreading HIV To Patients.

Building your Network and Career

March 30th, 2022

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar Association of New York and Andrew Teig, Managing Director at Major Lindsey & Africa  discuss the importance of networking, the current job makes for lawyers on the look, and how to build a career that you enjoy.

 

 

SCOTUS toHear LGBTQ Rights Cases

March 14th, 2022

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

  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Free Speech Challenge to Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law Brought by Web Designer Who Opposes Marriage Equality
  • Kentucky Federal Court Rejects Claims against Insurer that Denied Coverage for Facial Surgery As Part of Gender Transition

    New York City Teacher Dismissed After Complaint by Homophobic Fourth Grader Suffers Dismissal of Title VII Claim

Immigration and Asylum with a Side of Wedding Cake.

February 21st, 2022

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

  • 5th Circuit Panels Deny Refugee Relief to Latin American Petitioners
  • Oregon Appeals Court Gives Sweetcakes by Melissa Another Chance to Avoid Paying Damages for Violating State Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Damages Cases Involving Sexual Assault of Prisoners by Guards Highlight Difficulties Obtaining Justice for Inmate Victims

Justice Breyer And The SCOTUS Shortlist

January 28th, 2022

This week we were surprised with news that Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, plans to retire after the current term ends in June.

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Northeastern Law School Professor Ari Ezra Waldman discuss Justice Breyer’s impact of the law and his LGBTQ rights legacy.

President Biden confirmed his intent to honor his campaign commitment to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Eric and Ari chat about some of the names that are being floated as possible replacements.

Prof. Ari Ezra Waldman is a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University. He directs the School of Law's Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC).  He is also the founder of @Legally_Queer, a social media project that educates the public about the history, present and future of LGBTQ freedom.

LGBTQ Rights in Schools

January 17th, 2022

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the January edition of LGBT Law Notes. The thread connecting the three cases is that they are all school cases involving queer students and access to equal opportunities.

  • U.S. District Court Orders Indiana High School to Provide Equal Privileges to Gay-Straight Student Alliance
  • Federal District Court Refuses to Dismiss Challenge to West Virginia Law Banning Trans Girls from Scholastic Athletic Competition
  • U.S. District Court Rules Against Maryland School Choice Program’s Antidiscrimination Policy on Free Speech Grounds

Holiday Law Notes Episode

December 12th, 2021

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

  • Texas Federal Judge Shields Church Employers and Non-Church Employers with Religious Objections From Title VII Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Claims
  • Indiana Appeals Court Revives Discharged Gay Teacher’s Tort Suit Against Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • California Court of Appeal Affirms Order for Gender Affirming Treatment for a “Dependent Child of the Court” Over Mother’s Protest

 

Law Notes Episode: International Intrigue and More

November 16th, 2021

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

  • Biden Administration Drops Trump Administration’s Appeals of Lambda Legal’s Social Security Benefits Victories for Surviving Partners/Spouses
  • European Court of Human Rights Finds Polish Courts Violated Lesbian Mother’s Convention Rights in Custody Ruling
  • 11th Circuit Affirms Dismissal on Pleadings of Transgender Inmate’s Rape Claims, Refusing to Consider Absence of Risk Screening Required by Prison Rape Elimination Act
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