Alexandra Widas  //  9/24/17  //  Topic Update


The Pentagon issued guidance stating that transgender troops serving in the military can re-enlist, while the Defense Department determines how to enact Trump’s transgender troops ban (The Hill). 

Senator John McCain is supporting legislation to block Trump’s transgender troops ban (WaPo).

Trump’s judicial nominations are laying the groundwork to overturn marriage equality and Obergefell v. Hodges, writes Mark Joseph Stern at Slate


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