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Woman in Anti-LGBTQ+ SCOTUS Case Did Make a Wedding Website: Report

Lorie Smith said she couldn’t design wedding websites out of fear of retaliation for her beliefs, but it turns out she designed at least one before making a legal challenge.

Texas Judge Refuses to Marry Same-Sex Couples, Cites Supreme Court Decision

She claims that the decision that allowed a Colorado web designer not to be forced to create a site contrary to her beliefs extends to her view that only heterosexual couples should be married.

Chasten Buttigieg Slams Transphobic Michigan Salon Owner From His Hometown

The Buttigieg family lives in Traverse City, where the owner of a local salon banned transgender and queer customers.

Michigan AG: Salon Owner's Refusal of Service to Transgender Clients Unacceptable

Many legal experts agree with the out official.

Michigan Salon Owner Refuses to Serve LGBTQ+ Community Because of ‘Pedophiles’

She says because she believes that the “+” indicates “pedophiles,” she’s refusing to serve the “TQ+” community.


After the Supreme Court's 303 Creative Ruling, What Happens to LGBTQ+ Rights?

The conservative-majority court announced the decision on the last day of its session before justices jetted off on their summer vacation.

SCOTUS Conservatives Kill Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness

Another ruling made along ideological lines.

Black LGBTQ+ Students to Suffer After SCOTUS Strikes Down Affirmative Action

The elimination of affirmative action in admissions decisions will have (un)intended consequences, say critics.

Equality Day: Why Is June 26 Momentous for LGBTQ+ Rights

The day has traditionally been a good one for queer rights!

Clarence Thomas Is Just a Regular Guy Who Loves RVs and Walmart

Two Black Tennessee representatives bravely challenge white supremacy and gun nuts, while a Supreme Court justice worships at the altar of prejudice and corruption.

Investigation Fails to Find Who Leaked SCOTUS Dobbs Draft Opinion

The Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. Wade, striking down the federal right to abortion.

Santa Claus, the KKK, & More Discussed in SCOTUS LGBTQ+ Rights Case

A hypothetical on Monday was unusually awkward, with a reference to children wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit to visit Santa Claus.

Supreme Court Appears to Lean Toward Ruling for Antigay Web Designer

The court's conservative majority seemed to sympathize with a designer who argues she has a legal right to turn away same-sex couples who seek wedding websites.

Supreme Court Hears LGBTQ+ Rights Case From Antigay Business Owner

The court will hear arguments on whether a business owner has the right to turn away same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs.

SCOTUS Justice Amy Coney Barrett Urged to Skip LGBTQ+ Rights Case

Barrett's membership in the anti-LGBTQ+ group People of Praise raises doubts about her objectivity, former members say.

LGBTQ+ Rights Icon Jim Obergefell Loses Election

The marriage equality activist came up short in his bid to get elected to Ohio's legislature.

Gerald Bostock, Gay Man Who Won at Supreme Court, Gets Settlement

The government of Clayton County, Ga., has agreed to pay the fired social worker $825,000.

Clarence Thomas Delays Lindsey Graham's Testimony on Election Meddling

Graham was ordered to speak to a Georgia grand jury Thursday on election interference on behalf of Donald Trump in the state.

Supreme Court to Hear LGBTQ+ Rights Case Before End of Year

The court has set the date to hear the case of a Colorado web designer who says creating wedding websites for same-sex couples would violate her free speech rights.