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Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on Texas university drag show, sparking free speech concerns

Students at the school were planning to host a drag show next week, but the Supreme Court’s decision keeps it in limbo.

Rachel Maddow calls out Supreme Court’s decision to hear Trump immunity claim as ‘flagrant bull pucky’

In a candid discussion on MSNBC, Maddow criticized the court’s delay of Trump’s trial, challenging the legitimacy of presidential immunity claims, in conversation with Chris Hayes.

Mitch McConnell, LGBTQ+ rights opponent, to step down from Senate Republican leadership

McConnell has blocked much progressive legislation and helped reshape the Supreme Court.

Justice Samuel Alito wishes homophobia was acceptable

The conservative Supreme Court justice thought jurors who were dismissed for their antigay religious beliefs were treated unfairly.

Tennessee Republicans pass bill allowing marriage discrimination toward same-sex couples

Despite marriage equality being the law of the land with significant support, the GOP continues to try to legislate LGBTQ+ people out of society.

On Roe v. Wade's anniversary, the meaning of the ruling — and its loss

The abortion rights ruling stood for almost 50 years, with major implications for other bodily autonomy rights. What are the implications of its overturning?

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review school transgender bathroom policies

Transgender students in Indiana can continue using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Virginia Democrats move to amend state constitution to protect marriage equality

Efforts are underway to repeal the state constitution’s antiquated same-sex marriage ban, aligning state law with federal rulings and securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community.

Trump Ineligible for Colorado Ballot, State Supreme Court Rules

He's disqualified because he took part in an insurrection, says the ruling, which Trump is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wisconsin Democrats Seek to Write Marriage Equality Into Law

The state still has constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage, even though they're unenforceable.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' Drag Ban Can't Be Enforced, Supreme Court Rules

Florida cannot enforce the ban on drag shows while the state appeals an earlier decision by a federal judge who ruled the ban unconstitutional.

Homophobic Colorado Web Designer Returns to Trial Court After Supreme Court Win

Lawyers for Lorie Smith and the state agreed to work together on an order stating she won't be punished under Colorado's antidiscrimination law.

Ohio Voters Put Abortion Rights in State Constitution

They approved Issue 1, a ballot measure enshrining the right.

Kentucky Families Ask Supreme Court to Review Gender-Affirming Care Ban

This follows a similar filing on a ban in Tennessee.

Tennessee Families Ask Supreme Court to Block Gender-Affirming Care Ban

If the high court takes up the case, it would be the first one it hears on gender-affirming care.

Meet the Texas Judge Who Refuses to Marry Same-Sex Couples

Dianne Hensley says performing such marriages is incompatible with her religious faith, and her lawsuit is heading to the Texas Supreme Court.

Kim Davis Must Pay $100K to One Gay Couple, Doesn't Have to  Pay Another

A jury awarded damages to one couple, but another jury didn't award anything to a different couple.

Mitt Romney Won't Seek Reelection to Senate in 2024

Romney has shown a degree of independence from the Republican Party but still has a largely poor record on LGBTQ+ issues.

Appeals Court Lets Alabama Enforce Trans Care Ban, Cites Anti-Abortion Ruling

The assertion provides further evidence that all bodily autonomy rights are under attack.

Idaho Bathroom Law Targeting Transgender Students Blocked by Judge

He issued a temporary restraining order that stops the new law from being implemented while a legal challenge makes its way through the court system.