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Non-Binary Actor Files Discrimination Complaint Against HAMILTON

October 22nd, 2021

On this episode of the LeGaL LGBT Podcast, Eric Lesh speaks with Lindsay Goldbrum, an Associate at Wigdor LLP, about what its like to be a plaintiff-side lawyer in LGBT employment discrimination cases. This episode focuses largely on the federal workplace complaint Lindsay and her firm filed on behalf of Suni Reid, a former cast member of Hamilton the musical, who identifies as non-binary. In the complaint Suni alleges “frequent incidents of discrimination and harassment” and ultimately retaliation as a result of their gender neutral dressing room request.

UK Court Overturns Puberty Blockers Ruling for Trans Youth & More

October 17th, 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 October edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

  • 10th Circuit Panel Orders Discharged Transgender Professor Reinstated with Tenure
  • UK Court of Appeal Confirms that Children under 18 Can Consent to Take Puberty Blockers
  • Failure to Protect Florida Gay Inmate from Bashing in Prison with “Homophobic Culture” Is “Certainly Concerning,” but Raises No Jury Questions under Eighth or Fourteenth Amendments

Law Notes Episode: Healthcare Access, Jury Service and More

September 15th, 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 September edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

1. Court Bars Federal Government from Enforcing Affordable Care Act’s Sex Discrimination Ban Against Some Christian Health Care Providers

2. Texas Appeals Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer of Transgender Individual

3. Massachusetts High Court Recognizes that Constitutional Protections from Jury Discrimination Apply to Sexual Orientation

Religious Discrimination in Schools, Hospitals, and More

August 11th, 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 August edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

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  • En Banc 7th Circuit Categorically Exempts Religious Organizations from Hostile Work Environment Claims Brought by a Gay “Ministerial Employee”

  • California Appeals Court Strikes Misgendering Provision from Patient Bill of Rights

  • Maryland Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss ACA Suit Against University Hospital for Cancelling Transgender Plaintiff’s Hysterectomy on Religious Grounds

Blockbuster June SCOTUS Summary

July 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 July edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

  • Supreme Court decides Fulton v Philadelphia and dismisses two other important LGBTQ rights cases;
  • Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Gay Workers’ Compensation Commissioner’s Jury Verdict and $1.5 Million Damage Award;
  • 6th Circuit Rejects Transgender Detroit Employee’s Hostile Environment Complaint

     

Breaking: Fulton v Philly Decision Day

June 17th, 2021

Listen to our breaking Decision Day Episode of the LeGaL LGBT Podcast, where we hear directly from Professor Art Leonard and LeGaL Executive Director Eric Lesh on what happened at the Supreme Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.

LGBT Law Notes Summer Mixtape

June 10th, 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 June edition of LGBT Law Notes. 

  • Federal Court Rules That Montana Violated Due Process and Equal Protection Guarantees by Forcing Gay Man to Register as Sex Offender for Consensual Teenage Sex;
  • Fourth Circuit Rules Prisoners Have No Privacy Interest in Their HIV Information;
  • West Virginia Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Challenges to Insurance Plan Exclusions of Coverage for Transgender Health Care.

Law Notes: Transgender and Non-Binary Rights

May 14th, 2021

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

LGBTQ Fairness in the Courts

May 12th, 2021

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with the Brennan Center's Alicia Bannon about the stunning lack of judicial diversity on state high courts. We also chat with former host of this podcast, Matthew Skinner about his work to achieve LGBTQ fairness in New York State courts. Finally, we chat with the Co-Chair of the LGBT Bar of New York's Judiciary Committee, Janice Grubin, about how lawyers can get involved in the process of screening candidates for judicial office or seeking office themselves. 

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

     

     

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