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Keira Bell (right) outside Londons Royal Courts of Justice after winning her judicial review on 1 December, 2020. (Twitter/ Belstaffie) The Supreme Court has rejected yet another attempt to deny trans kids access to life-saving puberty blockers.  Keira Bell first launched legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service
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US Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson shut down a series of loaded questions on marriage equality, trans inclusion and the definition of a woman. Brown – US president Joe Biden’s pick for the bench – has been fielding
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Gavin Grimm. (ACLU) The US Supreme Court has rejected a Virginia school board’s appeal to ban trans students from using the correct bathrooms. Only justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas voted to hear the school board’s appeal, the Associated Press reported on Monday (28 June). The petition was denied without explanation. By not taking up
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Confirmation hearing for Martin Jenkins to Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. (Photo: Jason Doiy/Commission on Judicial Appointments) An out gay judge has made history with his appointment to California’s Supreme Court. Martin Jenkins, who was nominated for the vacant seat on the state court by Governor Gavin Newsom last month, will be the
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Amy Coney Barrett is backed by more than half of voters to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the US Supreme Court – including almost a third of Democrats – and could be sworn in as soon as Monday (October 26). The Senate
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends first day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 12, 2020. (ERIN SCHAFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump’s nominee to replace LGBT+ rights hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has been accused of cozying up to
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The Trump campaign faced ridicule for claiming he was the most pro-gay president in American history” (Chip Somodevilla/Getty) A second federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s latest attempt to remove healthcare protections for transgender people. On Wednesday (2 September), judge James E Boasberg of the US District Court issued an injunction which blocks two
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Joseph Fons holding a Pride Flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building last week (Chip Somodevilla/Getty) An incredible 90 per cent of people in the United States agree with the Supreme Court ruling banning workplace discrimination for LGBT+ people, according to a new poll. Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that LGBT+
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A man waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court. (Getty/Jim Watson) Queer leaders, politicians and allies are celebrating the historic Supreme Court ruling that employers cannot discriminate against workers for being LGBT+. The Supreme Court ruled Monday (June 15) that a 1964 sex-based employment discrimination law also applies to cases where “an
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a press conference amidst the coronavirus pandemic. (Andressa Anholete / Getty) Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the release of an expletive-filled video of president and “proud homophobe” Jair Bolsonaro as part of a corruption investigation. When Brazil’s former justice minister Sergio Moro resigned last month, he claimed that Bolsonaro had been
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Aimee Stephens with her wife, Donna, outside the US Supreme Court on October 8, 2019, before judges heard her historic case. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Aimee Stephens, the woman who brought the first-ever transgender civil rights case to the Supreme Court, has tragically died. Stephens, 58, had kidney disease and had been receiving hospice
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Aimee Stephens outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, October 8, 2019. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Aimee Stephens, the woman who brought the first-ever transgender civil rights case to the Supreme Court, is receiving hospice care at home after her health took a turn for the worse. Her case was one of a
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Former Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (Ty Wright/Getty) A Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples is now trying to get same-sex marriage outlawed in the United States. Kim Davis, who is a former clerk for Rowan county, is involved with a
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Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus (Creative Commons photo/David Martin Davies) Joe Straus, the former Republican Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has publicly come out in support of LGBT+ rights protections. The Republican politician, who served until January as one of the most powerful Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated
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Brett Kavanaugh has no judicial record on LGBT+ rights cases, but LGBT+ advocates fear he is likely to align with the opposition. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty) October 8 is the day the Supreme Court will hear arguments that represent the future of LGBT+ rights in America – and at the centre of it all will be Brett
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