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News & Developments »

9th Cir. Uses Heightened Scrutiny to Examine Sexual Orientation

The Ninth Circuit in SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Abbott Labs. used heightened scrutiny to review an equal-protection claim based on sexual orientation.

Gay Marriage Update

Seventeen states and D.C. now allow gay marriage.

Illinois Set to Become 15th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

The bill is expected to be signed into law by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on November 20, 2013.

Articles »

Mid-Course Correction: A Transgender Trial Lawyer Shares Her Journey

By Emily Babcock and Ellen Krug

An intimate account of one trial lawyer's experience going from "Ed" to "Ellen."

The Closet Case: Coming Out in the Legal Profession

By Omar J. Alaniz

LGBT lawyers often spend their whole lives coming out—and nowhere is this more complicated than in the workplace.

Excluding Gay Jurors after Windsor

By Shmuel Bushwick

A closer look at GSK v. Abbott and its implications regarding the contentious issue of sexual-orientation discrimination.

Announcements »

Surviving and Thriving: Success Tips for Diverse Litigators

Don't miss this free roundtable on April 16, 2014, cosponsored by LGBT Litigator, Young Advocates, and Minority Trial Lawyer Committees.

ABA SOGI Commission, National LGBT Bar Submissions Call

The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the National LGBT Bar Association are pleased to announce their joint publication, OUT and ABOUT: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, an edited collection of personal essays, to be published in the fall of 2013.

Call for Contributing Authors

We are seeking authors to contribute to the LGBT Litigator.

LGBT Litigator Leadership

Cochairs Editors  

J. Dalton Courson

New Orleans, LA

Kevin Kraham

Washington, D.C.

Nicholas P. Drury

Chicago, IL

Robb McFadden

San Francisco, CA

Emily Babcock

Minneapolis, MN