Tag Archives: lesbian

Did the Supreme Court Lay the Groundwork for a Future Ruling on Gay Marriage?

Post by Randall Ryder Legal scholars are claiming that one sentence from a recent Supreme Court decision is "tea leaf" that can be interpreted as the Supreme Court’s opinion of gay marriage rights. The phrase appeared in the recent case of…

School Does Not Have to Recognize Religious Group That Excludes Gays

The Supreme Court has held that a California law school does not have to give official recognition to a religious organization that requires all members sign a statement saying "unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle" is…

Labor Department to Equalize Family Leave Rights for Gay Employees

The US Labor Department plans to update regulations related to the family medical leave act (FMLA) that would extend those rights to gay employees. The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave every year to…

Pentagon to Study ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ for One Year

In reaction to President Obama’s state of the union speech last week, the Pentagon will announce a one year study reviewing the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. During his speech last week, President Obama called for the end of the…

Obama promises to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

 During his state of the union speech on Wednesday night, President Obama promised to repeal the controversial "don’t ask, don’t tell" law that bans gay members from living open lives while serving in the military. During his presidential campaign, President…