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Judge rules against trans barista in Starbucks suit

Judge rules against trans barista in Starbucks suit

A Fresno County Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a tentative ruling against a trans barista in her lawsuit against Starbucks.

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By Meg Elison | June 12, 2019

Lawyer Elizabeth Kristen is looking for some of America's long-lost gay soldiers.

By Lisa Keen | June 12, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon get another chance to consider whether businesses can claim religious motivations for refusing service to LGBT people.


By Lisa Keen | May 29, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to accept an appeal from a group of students challenging a public school's policy of allowing transgender students to use high school restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

By Meg Elison | May 29, 2019

Santa Clara County has joined Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' newly unveiled protections for religious and conscience-based objections to providing care.


By Meg Elison | May 22, 2019

In a reversal of a lower court decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded spousal survivor benefits to a gay widower whose spouse worked for years at a San Francisco television station.

By Meg Elison | May 8, 2019

Pittsburg resident Larry R. Reasoner is suing the East Bay city and several officials over a recent incident in which he alleges he was involuntarily committed while his home and belongings were confiscated and — in many cases — destroyed.


By Meg Elison | May 8, 2019

Gustavo Alvarez had had enough, according to his lawsuit filed last month in federal court, following a pattern of what Alvarez described as ongoing harassment from the Palo Alto Police Department because he is a gay Latinx man.

By Cynthia Laird | May 2, 2019

City Attorney Dennis Herrera files suit against Trump administration over new HHS rule that would allow health care staff to refuse to provide medical treatment to people, even in emergencies.


By Lisa Keen | April 22, 2019

In what one legal expert called an "aggressive move," the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up the issue of whether existing federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace.

By Lisa Keen | April 17, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a man on death row who said anti-gay bias motivated his jury's decision to give him the death penalty.


By Lisa Keen | April 17, 2019

President Donald Trump's impulsive Twitter post two years ago, saying the military should ban transgender people, became reality last Friday.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2019

Interim leader of Lambda Legal provides steady hand for the national LGBT law agency following years of internal strife.


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