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False Charge of Being Gay is Not Defamation & More

January 11th, 2021

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 the November edition of LGBT Law Notes.

  • Eleventh Circuit Fractures Over Eighth Amendment Standards for Treatment of Transgender Prisoner
  • 9th Circuit Panel Remands HIV/AIDs Plan Enrollees’ Discriminatory Affordable Care Act Claim Where CVS Plan Manager Required Obtaining HIV/AIDS Drugs Only Through a CVS-Designated Pharmacy.

  • N.Y. Appellate Division 2nd Department Overrules Precedent, Holding False Imputation of Homosexuality is not Defamatory Per Se

 

Conversion Therapy Ban Challenged

December 16th, 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 the November edition of LGBT Law Notes.

  • Federal Appeal Court Rules Laws Against Conversion Therapy Using Solely Speech Violate the First Amendment

    Kansas Supreme Court Creates Broad Path for Unmarried Lesbian Co-Parents to Seek Parental Rights

  • Passport Denial Violates Transgender Man’s Equal Protection Rights

New Administration, New LGBT Agenda

November 19th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, speaks with Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan about how the election of the Biden-Harris ticket will impact the legal rights of  LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Law Notes Pod: Citizenship, Adoption &More

November 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 the October edition of LGBT Law Notes.

  • 9th Circuit Panel Unanimously Affirms Citizenship Ruling for Child of Gay Male Couple
  • Federal Court Temporarily Blocks New York State from Requiring a Religious Adoption Agency to Provide Services to Married Same-Sex Couples
  • Federal Courts Allow Plaintiffs to Extend Bostock to Equal Pay Act Claims and Employment Benefits

 

Amy Coney Barrett’s Anti-LGBT Record

October 23rd, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with Sharon McGowan, Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director at Lambda Legal about Amy Coney Barrett's record and what her confirmation would mean for the future of LGBT rights litigation. 

Enough Bad News: Three Big LGBT Victories

October 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 the October edition of LGBT Law Notes.

  • District Court Allows HIV-Positive Services Members to Maintain Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Pentagon
  • Lambda Legal Wins Ruling in Favor of Social Security Spousal Benefits for Some Surviving Same-Sex Partners
  • Lambda Legal Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Key Provisions of Trump Administration’s Gutting of Affordable Care Act Protections

 

 

Demand Justice: Fighting ACB’s Confirmation

October 5th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, discusses court packing, Amy Coney Barrett's record, fighting her confirmation in the Senate, and more with Demand Justice's Chief Counsel, Christopher Kang. Demand Justice is a progressive movement fighting to restore the ideological balance and legitimacy of the federal courts by advocating for reform and vigorously opposing extreme nominees.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Her Legacy and LGBT Rights Record

September 24th, 2020

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY discusses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's loss, legacy, and LGBT record with LeGaL President Kristen Browde, New York Law School Professor Art Leonard, and Managing Director of the Brennan Center's Democracy Program Alicia Bannon.

So Much Winning!

September 10th, 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.

  • Gay Church Music Director Can Pursue Damages for Hostile Work Environment Inflicted by Supervising Priest
  • Bostock Extended to Title IX Allowing Transgender Students Access to Bathrooms Matching Gender Identity
  • Trump Regulation Revoking Health Care Protections for Transgender People Blocked

 

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

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