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What we know about Gov. Mike Pence's position on gay rights over the years
Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees : NPR
On March 31, , a Federal District Court struck down Mississippi 's ban on same-sex couples from adoption. Previously several other states had similar bans however Mississippi's was the last to be overruled. Prior to these rulings, adoption laws varied widely by state. Some states granted full adoption rights to same-sex couples, while others banned it entirely or only allowed the partner in a same-sex relationship to adopt the biological child of the other partner.
In landmark case, Supreme Court rules LGBTQ workers are protected from job discrimination
The Trump administration Friday filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that gay workers are not protected by federal civil rights law. The filing came exactly one week after the administration argued the same for transgender workers. The brief was submitted in combined cases concerning Gerald Bostock, a gay man fired from his job as a child welfare services worker by Clayton County, Georgia, and the late Donald Zarda, a gay man fired from his job as a skydiving instructor by New York company Altitude Express.
A legal battle over a California referendum barring gay marriage, which is expected to go all the way to the US supreme court and decide the future of same-sex unions, opened in San Francisco today. The case will test whether same-sex unions are shielded by constitutional guarantees of equal protection against the power of the majority to discriminate on the grounds of tradition and morality. But supporters of the California vote against gay marriage, known as Proposition 8, say the court case is a struggle for the soul of America. The US district court case is the first of its kind in a federal court and will include an unprecedented examination of gay relationships and marriage in general as couples, academics and opponents of same-sex unions are expected to testify. It comes as the acceptance of gay marriage — which was legalised in several states and Washington DC in recent years — has recently suffered a number of setbacks, including in New York and New Jersey, where legislatures surprised advocates by rejecting same-sex unions.