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October 2016

StarAshers 'gay cake' verdict is defeat for freedom of expression News item summary UK (NI) 24 OCT
Star'Gay cake' row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal News item summary UK (NI) 24 OCT
• Judgment: Gareth Lee v. Colin McArthur, Karen McArthur and Ashers Baking Company Limited PDF MOR10086 995.99kb 24 OCT 16
StarFull Seventh Circuit Agrees to Rehear Lambda Legal’s Indiana Employment Discrimination Case News item summary US (IN) 11 OCT
• Order: Kimberley Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College No. 15-1720 PDF 856.88kb 11 OCT 16
StarCalifornia Passes Law Preventing Colleges From Discriminating Against LGBT Students News item summary US (CA) 04 OCT
• Bill: Senate Bill No. 1146

November 2016

StarACLU Statement on denial of appeal in downstate Bed & Breakfast case News item summary US (IL) 29 NOV
• Order: Todd & Mark Wathen v. Walder Vocuflo Inc ALS No. 11-0703(C) PDF 67.27kb 18 NOV 16
StarAll marriage commissioners must perform same-sex wedding, Manitoba judge rules News item summary CA (MB) 27 NOV
• Judgment: Kevin Richard Kisilowsky v. Province of Manitoba 2016 MBQB 22 PDF 280.51kb 21 NOV 16
StarGay lecturer loses pension discrimination case News item summary IE 25 NOV
• Judgment: David L Parris v. Trinity College Dublin et al C-443/15 24 NOV 16
StarJudge upholds discrimination suit against DOC News item summary US (CT) 18 NOV
StarAshers: AG asks for cake case to go to Supreme Court News item summary UK (NI) 16 NOV
StarSection 15(6)(d) of Uganda’s Equal Opportunities Commission Act declared Unconstitutional News item summary UG 11 NOV
• Judgment: Adrian Jjuuko v. Attorney General Constitutional Petition No. 1 of 2009 PDF 5.58MB 10 NOV 16
StarBentonville McDonald's To Pay $103,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit News item summary US (AR) 10 NOV
StarAnother court rules anti-gay bias barred under current law News item summary US (PA) 05 NOV
• Memorandum Order: United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C. Case No. 2:16-cv-00225 PDF 201.97kb 04 NOV 16
StarCustoms Agent Cleared in Snafu With Gay Couple News item summary US (CA) 03 NOV
• Memorandum: William G Kocol, Timothy A Gajewski v. The USA, Frank Burnett No. 14-56149 PDF 367.39kb 02 NOV 16
StarLesbian couple in condo case entitled to legal fees, appeals court rules News item summary US (IL) 02 NOV
• Order: 7355 South Shore Drive Condominium Association and Shelley Norton v. The City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Pat Gilbert and Vernita Gray No. No. 1-14-0686 PDF 43.21kb 28 OCT 16
StarGay man wins £16k damages after enduring years of slurs from colleague News item summary UK (NI) 02 NOV
• Decision: Ferguson v. Concierge Practitioners NI Limited and CPNI Amubulance Services Limited No. 02238/15IT PDF 391.48kb 18 OCT 16

December 2016

StarJudge blocks rule against anti-trans health care discrimination News item summary US (TX) 31 DEC
• Order: Franciscan Alliance Inc. et al v. Sylvia Burwell and United States Department of Health and Human Services No. 7:16-cv-00108-O PDF 509.12kb 31 DEC 16
StarShawnee County OKs $48K settlement in discrimination lawsuit; Lawrence woman among plaintiffs News item summary US (KS) 29 DEC
Star'Gay cake' case: Supreme Court bid rejected News item summary UK (NI) 22 DEC
StarFiring Clerk Who Refused To Process Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Did Not Violate Title VII News item summary US (IN) 16 DEC
• Entry on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment (Registration): Linda G Summers v. Sally Whitis and Harrison County 4:15-cv-00093-RLY-DML PDF 224.23kb 15 DEC 16
StarLouisiana judge throws out executive order to protect LGBT rights News item summary US (LA) 14 DEC
• Ruling on Plaintiff's Petition: The Louisiana Department of Justice et al v. John Bel Edward, et al No. 652,283 PDF 491.01kb 14 DEC 16
StarHospital chaplain loses same-sex wedding discrimination appeal News item summary UK (E&W) 07 DEC
• Judgment: The Reverend Canon JC Pemberton v. The Right Reverend Richard Inwood No. UKEAT/0072/16/BA Word 242kb 07 DEC 16
StarAnother Federal Judge: Gay Plaintiff Can Claim Sex Discrimination News item summary US (CT) 08 DEC
• Memorandum of Decision: Boutillier v. Hartford Public Schools No. 3:13-cv-01303-WWE PDF 143.53kb 17 NOV 16
StarACLU: Appeals court ruling allows gay-straight-alliance clubs News item summary US (FL) 06 DEC
• Opinion: Carver Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance, et al. v. School Board of Lake County, Florida 15-14183 PDF 102.36kb 06 DEC 16
StarWal-Mart Reaches $7.5 Million Settlement in Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Complaint News item summary US (MA) 02 DEC
• Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement: Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc 1:15-cv-12945-WGY PDF 490.08kb 02 DEC 16
StarParliament Passes Same-Sex Couples and Equal Rights Law News item summary GR 02 DEC

July 2016

StarCourt declines to rule anti-gay bias is gender discrimination News item summary US (IN) 28 JUL
• Opinion: Kimberley Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College No. 15-1720 PDF 338.49kb 28 JUL 16
StarArkansas professional board okays discrimination against LGBT clients News item summary US (AR) 18 JUL
StarAdvocate General rules 'death-bed marriages' restriction discriminates against same-sex partners News item summary IE 15 JUL
• Opinion: Dr David L Parris v. Trinity College Dublin and Others No. C-443/15 HTML 30 JUN 16
StarAnti-discrimination law updated - great step forward in Bosnia and Herzegovina News item summary BA 14 JUL
StarTrans bathroom law passes in Cleveland just as GOP lifts lid on Trump News item summary US (OH) 14 JUL
• Ordinance: Ordinance No. 1446-13 PDF 390.96kb 13 JUL 16
StarNewark bans discrimination against LGBT people News item summary US (OH) 05 JUL

August 2016

StarRegina court upholds right to reject offensive, anti-gay advertising News item summary CA (SK) 06 SEP
StarJudge won't toss same-sex suit against Paramus Catholic News item summary US (NJ) 22 AUG
• Amended Order: Kathryn Drumgoole v. Paramus Catholic High School, et. al. BER-L-3394-16 PDF 976.91kb 22 AUG 16
StarAssembly passes equal rights ordinance News item summary US (AK) 23 AUG
StarQuebec Superior Court rules complaint from black, lesbian woman should be reviewed News item summary CA (PQ) 21 AUG
• Judgment (in French): Tomee Sojourner v. Conseil de la Justice Administrative et al 2016 QCCS 3743 HTML Judgment (Google translate English) 08 AUG 16
StarUS judge says funeral home had religious right to fire transgender worker News item summary US (MI) 18 AUG
• Opinion and Order: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc No. 14-13710 PDF 164.80kb 18 AUG 16
StarCuthbert & Lienemann secures $3.5M Victory News item summary US (MN) 11 AUG
Star''All Five Fingers Are Not the Same'' News item summary LK 14 AUG
• Report: All Five Fingers Are Not the Same: Discrimination on Grounds of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Sri Lanka PDF 2.75MB 08 AUG 16
StarSiberian court orders company to compensate gay woman for job rejection News item summary RU (NVS) 10 AUG
StarJudge dismisses Cicero discrimination suit News item summary US (IL) 05 AUG
StarDespite court ruling, EEOC to continue taking anti-gay bias claims News item summary US (FED) 05 AUG
StarSouth Australia set to remove discrimination against LGBTI people News item summary AU (SA) 02 AUG

September 2016

StarJudge dismisses part of gay District of Columbia cop's bias lawsuit News item summary US (DC) 28 SEP
StarChristian Calligraphers Lose First Court Battle Over Same-Sex Invitations News item summary US (AZ) 20 SEP
• Opinion: Brush & Nib Studio LC, et al. v. City of Phoenix CV 2016-052251 PDF 391.32kb 19 SEP 16
StarWilkes-Barre council OKs anti-discrimination ordinance News item summary US (PA) 16 SEP

April 2016

StarJudge Rules Gay Sex Stings Carried Out by Long Beach Police Are Discriminatory News item summary US (CA) 29 APR
StarColorado Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Gay Baker’s Claim Of Religious Freedom News item summary US (CO) 25 APR
• Case Announcements: Petition for Write of Certiorari Denied: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc and Jack C Phillips v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Charlie Craig and David Mullins 10 No. 14CA1351 at page 8, 25 APR 16
StarFederal Appeals Court Upholds Protections For Transgender People In Landmark Ruling News item summary US (DC) 20 APR
• Opinion: G.G. by his next friend and mother, Deidre Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board No. 15-2056 PDF 204.87kb 19 APR 15
StarInter-American Court of Human Rights holds Colombia accountable for violating right to equality and non-discrimination News item summary CO 15 APR
Sentenza (in Spanish): Case of Duque v. Colombia PDF 784.78kb 26 FEB 16
StarLouisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights News item summary US (LA) 13 APR
• Order: Executive Order No. JBE 2016-11 PDF 62.22kb 13 APR 16
StarNorth Carolina Gov. Alters Discriminatory Law ­ Barely News item summary US (NC) 12 APR
• Order: Executive Order No. 93 PDF 403.3kb 12 APR 16
StarPennsylvania bans bias against transgender people News item summary US (PA) 07 APR
• Order: Executive Order 2016-05 - Contract Compliance 07 APR 16
• Order: Executive Order 2016-04 - Equal Employment Opportunity 07 APR 16

StarMississippi's new law allowing refusal of service to LGBT people is the most sweeping yet News item summary US (MS) 05 APR
• Act: HB1523 the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act" PDF 108.16kb, 04 JAN 16
StarMississippi lawmakers approve religion bill amid gay-rights protests News item summary US (MS) 01 APR

May 2016

StarHonolulu settles with same-sex couple jailed after kissing for $80,000 News item summary US (HI) 20 MAY
StarThis Little-Noticed Supreme Court Action Is Great News for Transgender Restroom Access News item summary US 16 MAY
• Opinion: United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Bible No. 15-861 PDF 54.34kb 16 MAY 16
StarChina transgender case: 'Mr C' vows fight on for equality News item summary CN 10 MAY.

June 2016

StarUnited Nations votes to create first ever LGBT rights watchdog News item summary UN 30 JUN
StarAnti-trans discrimination banned in New Hampshire News item summary US (NH) 30 JUN
• Executive Order: An Order Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Gender Expression No. 2016-04 PDF 147.62kb 30 JUN 16
StarRefusal to grant residence permit to gay couple on family grounds was unjustified discrimination News item summary IT 30 JUN
• Judgment (in French): Affaire Taddeucci et McCall c. Italie No. 51362/09 PDF 583.33kb 30 JUN
StarEEOC Settles One of Its First Sexual Orientation Lawsuits News item summary US (MD) 24 JUN
• Consent Decree: US Equal Opportunity Commission v. Pallet Companies No. 1:16-cv-00595-CCB PDF 100.95kb, 23 JUN 16

January 2016

StarLake Worth Expands LGBT Rights News item summary US (FL) 21 JAN
StarTransgender Woman Settles Discrimination Case for $115,000 News item summary US (MN) 21 JAN
• Consent Decree: Equal Opportunity Commission and Britney Austin v. Deluxe Financial Services No. 0:15-cv-2626 (ADM/SER) PDF 137.20kb 20 JAN 16
StarGovernor Cuomo Announces New Regulations Protecting Transgender New Yorkers from Discrimination Take Effect Today News item summary US (NY) 20 JAN
• New Regulations: Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity PDF 106.46kb 20 JAN 16
StarMontana Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Employees News item summary US (MT) 19 JAN
• Executive Order: Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination in State Employment and Contracts No. 04-2016 PDF 162.00kb 18 JAN 16
StarLandmark Ruling as Transgender Woman's Employment Discrimination Case Heads to Trial News item summary US (GA) 15 JAN
• Opinion: Jennifer Chavez v. Credit Nation Auto Sales LLC No. 14-14596 PDF 146.40kb 14 JAN 16
StarVictory: Wedding Venue Cannot Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (NY) 14 JAN
• Opinion and Judgment: In the Matter of Cynthis Gifford et al., v. Melisa McCarthy et al. No. 520410 PDF 109.56kb 14 JAN 16
StarOklahoma City passes LGBT housing rights law News item summary US (OK) 06 JAN
StarLaw Society appeals decision in TWU v. Law Society of BC News item summary CA(BC) 05 JAN
StarCalifornia Appeals Court Rules for Gay Teacher in Morality Discharge Dispute News item summary US (CA) 01 JAN
• Opinion: Rodriguez v. Commission on Professional Competence N258035 PDF 214.81kb 14 DEC 15

February 2016

StarNorth Carolina Lawmakers Vow to Overturn Charlotte Transgender Law News item summary US (NC) 23 FEB
StarCroatia not justified in excluding same-sex couples from family reunification process News item summary HR 23 FEB
• Judgment: Case of PAJIC v. CROATIA No. 68453/13 PDF 473.39kb 23 FEB 16
StarGeorgia Senate Passes Discriminatory Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Bill By Huge Margin News item summary US (GA) 19 FEB

StarGay student wins discrimination ruling against Christian garden center News item summary NL 18 FEB
• Ruling (in Dutch): A.Th. de Boer & Zonen B.V. v. B. van der Meer 2016-10 PDF 16 FEB 16
StarHIV-positive man awarded damages for unfair dismissal News item summary AT 04 FEB

March 2016

StarHotel owner fined $80,000 for refusing to host civil union ceremony News item summary US (IL) 30 MAR
• Recommended Order and Decision: Todd Wathen and Mark Wathen v. Walder Vacuflo, Inc. ALS No. 11-0703C PDF 1.08MB 22 MAR 16
StarVirginia Governor Vetoes Antigay 'Religious Liberty' Bill News item summary US (VA) 30 MAR
StarGeorgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay News item summary US (GA) 28 MAR
StarNorth Carolina Governor Signs Repeal of LGBT Protections News item summary US (NC) 23 MAR
• House Bill 2: Public Facilities Privacy $ Security Act PDF 243.41kb 23 MAR 16
StarLGBT Rights 2016: Kansas Law Allows Religious Groups To Discriminate Against Gay Students, ACLU Warns News item summary US (KS) 23 MAR
StarAceh regency restricts LGBT employment News item summary ID (AC) 21 MAR
StarKokomo Council Approves LGBT Civil Rights News item summary US (IN) 15 MAR
StarKentucky Senate approves 'religious freedom' bill letting businesses reject gay customers News item summary US (KY) 15 MAR
StarJudge tosses gay bias lawsuit but raises questions about precedent News item summary US (NY) 10 MAR
• Opinion and Order: Matthew Christiansen v. Omnicom Group Inc., et al. 15 Civ. 3440 (KPF) PDF 559.5kb 09 MAR 16
StarAn Arkansas judge has upheld a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, ruling it doesn't conflict with a state law aimed at blocking local protections for gays and lesbians News item summary US (AR) 01 MAR
• Order: Protect Fayetteville f/k/a Repeal 119, Paul Sagain, Peter Tonnesson and Paul Phaneuf & The State of Arkansas. v. The City of Fayetteville No. CV-2015-1510-1 PDF 1.14MB 01 MAR 16

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