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Sexual Orientation Discrimination LGBT Equal Protection

Why does the military get to discriminate against the transgender community? Is this even legal?

by Bowditch & Dewey on

This question is the most recent culmination of a long line of military-related issues with the LGBT community that far pre-date the Trump Administration. Historically, the military took the position that transgender people...more

Two Months after Same-Sex Marriages Held Constitutional, Where are the Courts Headed on the Unanswered Questions?

by Baker Donelson on

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its monumental decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al.; Case No. 14-556, holding that state bans of same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. Specifically, the...more

Bills and Cases and Executive Orders, Oh my! Following the Road to LGBT Equal Protection

by Baker Donelson on

This summer has been hot in temperature, but also in topics especially when it comes to balancing equal protection with sincerely held religious beliefs. A recent bill, Supreme Court decision, and Executive Order each show...more

Philadelphia Increases Employment Protections for LGBT Individuals

by Morgan Lewis on

New ordinance has a number of provisions that may impact employers doing business in the city. On May 9, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a bill that steps up the city's efforts to become what the...more

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