Category: Legal

Seven Principles for Young Advocates
Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed [...]
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Jason Chaffetz announces retirement from House
Strike up the band! Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), one of the worst homophobes in the U.S. House of Representatives and a frequent meddler in D.C. affairs, announced today that he [...]
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Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC
Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC Earlier this month, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act became law in DC after completing its Congressional review period. The [...]
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DC Surrogacy legalization becomes law
At long last, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act, legalizing and regulating surrogate parenting agreements in the District, took effect on April 7 after completion of its congressional review period. It [...]
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FBI Obtained FISA Warrant to Monitor Carter Page
WaPo reports: The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe [...]
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NYT: the ball is in John Roberts’s court
NYT editorializes: On Thursday, in the Senate, neither party distinguished itself. In a cry of rage against the Republicans’ nihilistic refusal in 2016 to grant even a hearing to Barack [...]
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Nebraska State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That Struck Down Nation’s Last Ban On LGBT Adoption
Joe My God reports on the ACLU reaction: The Nebraska Supreme Court today upheld a lower court decision which strikes down a decades old ban on gay and lesbian foster [...]
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Va. Senate fails to override religious freedom bill veto
Michael K. Lavers reports at the Blade: The Virginia Senate on Wednesday failed to override Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of a religious freedom bill that critics contend would have allowed [...]
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Lambda Legal responds to confirmation of Gorsuch to SCOTUS
David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement reports this statement by Lambda Legal Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan: The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but [...]
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