Scroll To Top

U.S. Supreme Court

Barack Obama made history by publicly supporting same-sex marriages 12 years ago today

In the years since, the LGBTQ+ community has seen tremendous strides in the push toward equality, but much work remains to protect the rights of marginalized people.

Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Trump’s immunity claim

Conservative and liberal justices questioned where the limits of presidential immunity would fall if Donald Trump’s team had its way.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

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.

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.

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.

Supreme Court Upholds State Bans on Conversion Therapy, Rejecting Washington Challenge

By refusing to hear a challenge to Washington’s law, the Supreme Court affirms the legality of state measures against conversion therapy, a significant victory for LGBTQ+ rights advocates.

True

Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Washington State’s Conversion Therapy Ban

The far-right extremist group Alliance Defending Freedom brings a case that threatens to undo protections for LGBTQ+ minors from dangerous and abusive conversion therapy.

Lambda Legal Celebrates 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Rights Advocacy

Lambda Legal's CEO and chief legal officer discuss what the future holds for the noted LGBTQ+ rights group.

Speaker Mike Johnson Addresses Past Homophobia on Fox News' ‘Hannity’

The new speaker of the House has claimed a lapsed memory on past comments, while underscoring the rule of law amid pressing global issues.

Alliance Defending Freedom’s Legal Journey Against LGBTQ+ Rights & Anti-Discrimination Laws: Report

Supreme Court-backed case of a Colorado web designer, aided by Alliance Defending Freedom, ignited fervent LGBTQ+ rights debate, spotlighting a larger quest to dismantle anti-discrimination laws.

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.

True

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.