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New Leadership at the Civil Rights Division

April 15th, 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 April edition of LGBT Law Notes.

  • Justice Department Explains That Bostock Ruling Informs Interpretation of Federal Sex Discrimination Laws Beyond Title VII;
  • 2nd Circuit Finds Vimeo Immune from Liability for Kicking SOCE Promoter Off its Internet Platform;
  • 6th Circuit Panel Says University Professor May Have 1st Amendment Right to Misgender Transgender Students

     

     

From a SCOTUS Win to a Possible Loss in One Year

April 7th, 2021

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar Association of New York, speaks with Director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, James Esseks, about the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of LGBTQ workers and the religious exemption case, currently pending before SCOTUS, that could blow a constitutional hole in our nation's civil rights laws.  

Gun Violence and the Surge of Asian Hate

March 31st, 2021

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with The Asian American Bar Association of New York's Chris Kwok and Everytown For Gun Safety's Kaegan Mays-Williams about the surge of hate directed at Asian Americans and the problem of racially-motivated gun violence. 

 

Passing the Equality Act

March 20th, 2021

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with Lambda Legal's Sasha Buchert and political consultant, Brian Derrick, about what's in the Equality Act and how to pass it.

Follow Sasha Buchert on Twitter: @sahsabuchert

Follow Brian Derrick on Instagram: @BrianDerrick_

 

International LGBTQ Rights & More

March 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 March edition of LGBT Law Notes.

 

LGBTQ People in the Criminal Justice System

March 2nd, 2021

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with Richard Saenz, Senior Attorney, and the Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist at Lambda Legal, about his litigation and policy work on behalf of incarcerated LGBTQ people.  

Trans Military Ban Reversed and More!

February 19th, 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 February edition of LGBT Law Notes.

 

Biden Administration Declares Pro-LGBTQ+ Policies from Day One; Moves Quickly to Repeal Transgender Military Service Ban

Colorado Supreme Court Revises Common Law Marriage Rules to Reflect Social Change and Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Court Enjoins HHS & EEOC From Requiring Catholic Plaintiffs to Perform or Provide Gender Transition Services

Biden’s Early LGBTQ Accomplishments and Agenda

February 2nd, 2021

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with Professor Anthony Kries of Georgia State University College of Law about President Joe Biden's early actions to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination and end the transgender military ban. Prof. Kries also discusses the forward looking Biden LGBTQ legislative agenda, judicial nominations, and more. 

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
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