Derek Reinbold  //  4/9/17  //  Topic Update


The Seventh Circuit's holding this week that Title VII forbids sexual orientation discrimination makes Supreme Court review likely and raises questions about the Trump Administration's position on this issue, reports Joshua Matz at Take Care.

  • Lyle Denniston breaks down the Seventh Circuit decision and the concurring and dissenting opinions in Hively v. Ivy Tech.
  • The Seventh Circuit decision is also great news for trans rights explains Mark Joseph Stern at Slate.
  • Further coverage is rounded up on How Appealing here and on Above the Law here.

A lawsuit seeking to prevent a transgender student from using a particular bathroom is “based on a dubious reading of Title IX,” argues Lisa Needham (Rewire).

President Trump’s proposed budget would cut tens of millions in funding for HIV research and prevention, notes Andrea Levario (Human Rights Campaign).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump’s nomination of Howard Nielson, Jr. to the federal bench is an attack on LGBTQ rights.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The Pentagon released a detailed policy for recruiting transgender troops.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case invoking the conflict between religious beliefs and non-discrimination ordinances.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School