Today, on the anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court gay rights decisions in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), United States v. Windsor (2013), and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Court granted certiorari in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil … read more
On June 26, 2017, LeGaL held a Name Change Training CLE that covered name change basics, with a special focus on working with transgender adults and minors in New York. The faculty for the CLE included: Mark Hager, Senior … read more
LeGaL members and friends again joined over 300 other groups at the annual NYC Pride March down Fifth Avenue. On the heels of Judge Paul Feinman’s historic confirmation as the first openly gay judge on the Court of Appeals, … read more
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL) congratulates the Hon. Paul Feinman on his unanimous confirmation today to sit as the next Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, our state’s highest court. He has made … read more
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL) applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Appellate Division, First Department Justice Paul Feinman to the New York Court of Appeals, our state’s highest court. We also urge the State Senate … read more
At LeGaL’s Sixth Annual Judicial Reception, over 100 members and guests gathered at Skadden to honor our local LGBT judges and judicial officers. The event featured an “Out on the Bench” panel discussion with U.S. District Court Judges for … read more
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Photo Credit: Geoff Hauschild (nycphoto.com) LeGaL’s 2017 Pride Reception, “Chechnya: Reacting to a Gay Purge,” started off with a panel discussion featuring Jessica Stern (Executive Director of OutRight Action International), Graeme Reid (Director of LGBT Program at Human Rights … read more
A unanimous three-judge panel of the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a trial court’s preliminary injunction that requires a Wisconsin school district to allow Ashton Whitaker, a transgender boy, to use the boys’ restroom facilities … read more
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals announced on May 25 that it will hear argument en banc in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., on September 26. The court’s Order directed the parties to brief only the following question: “Does Title … read more