Derek Reinbold  //  3/21/17  //  Topic Update


LGBT RIGHTS

The Trump Administration’s “turnabout on gay rights” has hurt Republicans, for reasons described in the New York Times by Alan K. Simpson.

LGBT communities are worried about an absence of hate crime prosecutions under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

  •        Terry Carter (ABA Journal) notes that AG Sessions opposed a 2009 hate crime law, suggesting hostility to bringing such cases.

President Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee may not be a faithful guardian of civil rights, explain Ian Thompson and Gillian Thomas (ACLU).


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