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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

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.

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