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LGBTQ Agenda: Prospective lesbian foster parents' case can proceed in South Carolina

LGBTQ Agenda: Prospective lesbian foster parents' case can proceed in South Carolina

For the first time, a federal district court ruled that the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia does not grant adoption agencies a blanket license to discriminate against queer couples.

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By Lisa Keen | December 2, 2021

The primary issue before the U.S. Supreme Court December 1 was abortion, but a swirl of other critical questions drew the justices' attention.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 29, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom has tapped an out judge with Bay Area ties for a vacant seat on the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal.


By John Ferrannini | November 23, 2021

Lawsuit alleges SB 132, which allows incarcerated transgender people to ask for a transfer to a state prison or detention center that matches their gender identity, is unconstitutional under both the federal and state constitutions.

By Lisa Keen | November 22, 2021

Nine years after telling a gay couple she could not prepare a flower arrangement for their wedding because of her religious beliefs, the owner of a flower shop in Washington state has agreed to pay $5,000 to settle the dispute.


By John Ferrannini | November 19, 2021

In a victory for media organizations, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that tapes of the 2010 San Francisco federal trial that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban can be released.

By Lisa Keen | November 18, 2021

President Joe Biden on November 17 nominated a second lesbian to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


By John Ferrannini | November 11, 2021

The California Supreme Court will review the state's appeal of a lower court ruling that tossed out a part of state Senator Scott Wiener's LGBTQ Senior Bill of Rights as unconstitutional.

By John Ferrannini | November 3, 2021

Two Sacramento women will be sentenced early next year for their roles in a scheme that defrauded the California Office of AIDS $2.7 million.


By Lisa Keen | November 2, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave LGBTQ legal activists a significant sigh of relief. It also appeared to take some heed of the fact that a Texas abortion ban under scrutiny could have significant implications for same-sex marriage.

By John Ferrannini | October 15, 2021

California Attorney General Rob Bonta and 20 other attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a Connecticut case supporting the freedom of transgender student athletes to participate in sports in line with their gender identity.


By Cynthia Laird | October 4, 2021

Alameda County Superior Court got its newest LGBTQ judge October 4 when Kelli Evans was sworn in during a hybrid ceremony.

By Lisa Keen | October 4, 2021

First in the spotlight as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new session Monday (October 4) is the seemingly precarious state of the right to abortion, an issue LGBTQ groups have long considered to be of "vital importance" to queer people.


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