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Entries from March 2020

Transgender People in Custody & Schools

March 20th, 2020 · Comments

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 February.

  1. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Catholic Foster Care Agency’s Claimed Right to Discriminate against Same-Sex Couples
  2. Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing in Idaho Inmate’s Gender Confirmation Surgery Case; Circuit Split Possible; Many Judges Dissent
  3. Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms Ruling Rejecting Challenge to School District’s Policy of Allowing Transgender Students to Use Facilities Consistent with their Gender Identity
  • California Court Denies Release or Transfer of Transgender Woman in ICE Custody Seeking Medical Treatment and a Bond Hearing

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Victory for HIV+ Servicemembers and More

March 3rd, 2020 · Comments

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 January.

1. Fourth Circuit Affirms Injunction against Department of Defense Declaring Policy that Discharges HIV+ Servicemembers as Arbitrary and Capricious and Based on Outdated Science

2. Fifth Circuit Issues Hostile Opinion on Transgender Prisoner’s Name Change, Drawing “Emphatic” Dissent

3. Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Divorce Decree Requiring Lesbian Co-Parent to Pay Child Support

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