The Tides Are Turning: Second and Seventh Circuits Rule Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation i
Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation? Yes, it does! On February 26, 2018, in a truly historic en banc decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that sexual orientation discrimination constitutes a form of discrimination in violation of the “because of . . . sex” provision of Title VII. This long-awaited decision was fueled by “the changing legal landscape” over the last two dec
Life Imitating Art for GELC Client Leo Davis in "A Kid Like Jake"
In the film “A Kid Like Jake,” Leo Davis is an actor who plays Jake Wheeler, a gender non-conforming child whose parents, played by Claire Danes and Jim Parsons, must learn to navigate society’s view on how their child expresses himself. Not only does this movie highlight an issue that is important to GELC, the story strikes a chord as we represent Leo and his parents, Dani Super and Mike Davis, in a lawsuit against the NYC Department of Education for discriminating against L
Can We Have Our Cake and Eat It Too? Anti-Gay Baker Wins, But It’s Not a Loss for the LGBTQ Communit
On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their much-anticipated decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case involved a dispute between Jack Phillips, a baker and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop near Denver, Colorado, and a same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who sought to purchase a cake from Phillips for their wedding. Phillips, who refuses to design cakes for same-sex marriages due to his religious beliefs, denied se