January 10, 2017wave of new anti-transgender “bathroom bills” being filed in Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, and Minnesota.
– Welch v. Brown, challenging California’s ban on so-called LGBT “conversion therapy” for minors is back at the Supreme Court, where the challengers to the law have asked them to review the Ninth Circuit’s rejections of the remaining claims in their case. The Supreme Court has previously rejected review of an earlier iteration.
– The US government filed its opening brief in US v. Texas, in which several states sued to block the administration’s transgender guidelines.
– Also in the Supreme Court, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which a bakery was fined under a state anti-discrimination law for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple, the case will get its first conference on January 13. Originally scheduled for January 6, the Court rescheduled, giving no reason.
Thanks to Equality Case Files for these filings