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Trump Asks Judge to Toss Out ACLU Suit Over Trans Soldier Ban

Trump Asks Judge to Toss Out ACLU Suit Over Trans Soldier Ban

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit over the government’s planned ban on transgender military personnel, arguing the case by the American Civil Liberties Union is premature because new rules prohibiting their service haven’t taken effect. The suit by the ACLU and six transgender

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The Supreme Court Gets Its First Test of Gay Rights Since 2015

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg Businessweek When the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes on Oct. 2, it will begin a term full of potential blockbuster cases. Disputes over partisan gerrymandering, cell phone privacy, and Donald Trump’s travel ban are already on the docket. Showdowns over public-sector union fees, antigay job discrimination, and voter-ID laws might be close


Transgender Service Members Sue Trump Over Their Looming Ban

By Andrew Harris, Bloomberg News Five members of the U.S. armed forces sued President Donald Trump and top military brass, seeking to stop them from banning transgender people from serving “in any capacity.” With the latest lawsuit, which seeks to prevent the president from reversing a policy put in place by the Obama administration, a

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Google, CBS, Viacom Back Legal Shield for Gay Workers

Dozens of major U.S. companies are encouraging a federal court to declare discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal, even if that decision could increase the firms’ vulnerability to employee lawsuits. Microsoft Corp., Google, CBS, Viacom Inc., IAC, Lyft, and Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Inc. are among the 50 companies and organizations that signed papers supporting

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LGBT Rights Lawyer on Why Not to Despair after SCOTUS Rejects Bathroom Case

Kramer Levin’s Jeffrey Trachtman has been working on LGBT rights’ litigation for long enough to see the silver lining in every setback. After the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it would not hear a major case on transgender rights, Trachtman — who filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of U.S. religions and clergy members that advocate for equal treatment