New York Law School recently named LeGaL founder Arthur Leonard the Robert F. Wagner Professor of Labor and Employment Law. At his investiture on April 26, 2017, he offered a lecture entitled “A Battle Over Statutory Interpretation: Title VII … read more
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit substantially advanced the cause of gay rights on April 4, releasing an unprecedented en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, 2017 WL 1230393, holding that Title … read more
Judge Abdus-Salaam at our 2014 Judicial Reception and 2015 Pride Reception LeGaL was terribly saddened to hear of the death of New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam yesterday. Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated her to the state’s highest … read more
The Supreme Court will not decide this term whether Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and an Education Department regulation, 34 C.F.R. Section 106.33, require schools that receive federal money to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent … read more
Democrat Roy Cooper was elected Governor of North Carolina last year on a campaign promise to seek the repeal of H.B. 2, a measure enacted in March 2016 in reaction to the City of Charlotte’s adoption of an ordinance that … read more
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, based in Manhattan, has issued a mixed ruling concerning a gay man’s claim that he was sexually harassed in his workplace in violation of Title VII of … read more
In a 2-1 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Evans v. Georgia Regional … read more
U.S. District Judges Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. (S.D. Ohio) and Lawrence F. Stengel (E.D. Pa.) ruled on consecutive days in March, refusing to dismiss sexual orientation discrimination claims filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which … read more
The Supreme Court of Florida has ruled the term “sexual intercourse” applies beyond “the penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ” to include same-sex oral and anal sex and upheld an HIV transmission conviction against a … read more