Let the Courts Decide

US: Supreme Court divided on LGBT employment protection; Gorsuch could be key

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote.

US: Supreme Court Agrees to Review Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court agreed to review Louisiana abortion restrictions that require doctors to hold hospital admitting privileges near where the procedure is provided, a case that will test recent abortion precedent and reveal the thinking of the court’s newest members on the inflammatory issue.

US: Are LGBTQ Employees Safe From Discrimination?

What these cases will decide is does the federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in employment, cover discrimination on the basis of someone's sexual orientation or their gender identity, because those forms of discrimination are sex-based,

US: The Supreme Court's Transgender Employment Discrimination Case Could Decide My Future Because I'm Trans

In this op-ed, Teen Vogue’s Lucy Diavolo examines what the Supreme Court case on transgender inclusion in employment nondiscrimination protections means for her future as a trans woman.

ILGA World Launches Treaty Bodies Strategic Litigation Toolkit

Advocates and litigators from all six ILGA World regions contributed to this toolkit: this is the first publication of its kind to specifically address SOGIESC issues, and a powerful resource in the hands of human rights defenders who wish to use international strategic litigation to bring about justice and change for their communities.

US: High stakes for LGBT Americans at Supreme Court next week

Because other federal rights laws besides Title VII bar discrimination on the basis of sex without explicitly banning anti-LGBT discrimination, the Supreme Court’s ruling will have an impact on areas besides employment.