Britany Riley  //  8/20/17  //  Topic Update


Defense Secretary Mattis left the door open for transgender military service members, saying the Pentagon is still studying the issue (WaPo). 

The Seventh and Eleventh Circuits have split over whether Title VII covers sexual orientation, setting up Supreme Court review (Washington Times).


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