South Carolina is the one of three states that requires people convicted of consensual gay sex prior to 2003 to register as sex offenders.
With her confirmation to the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal, Justice Laurie M. Earl is now the fifth LGBTQ person serving on one of California's six appellate courts and the first on the 3rd District court bench.
There may be a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court now that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its earlier decision to allow for the release of tapes of the 2010 San Francisco trial that first struck down California's same-sex marriage ban.
A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the 5th District heard the case of a transgender woman who is appealing a judgment against her in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit she filed against Starbucks.
The jury in the case of actor Jussie Smollett reached a guilty verdict December 9 in his trial on five felony charges that he faked a hate crime and was responsible for orchestrating it in January 2019.
A former investigator with the San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin's office is alleging wrongful termination by the city after threatening to expose allegedly improperly-written search warrants.
For the first time, a federal district court ruled that the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia does not grant adoption agencies a blanket license to discriminate against queer couples.
The primary issue before the U.S. Supreme Court December 1 was abortion, but a swirl of other critical questions drew the justices' attention.
Governor Gavin Newsom has tapped an out judge with Bay Area ties for a vacant seat on the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal.
Lawsuit alleges SB 132, which allows incarcerated transgender people to ask for a transfer to a state prison or detention center that matches their gender identity, is unconstitutional under both the federal and state constitutions.
Nine years after telling a gay couple she could not prepare a flower arrangement for their wedding because of her religious beliefs, the owner of a flower shop in Washington state has agreed to pay $5,000 to settle the dispute.
In a victory for media organizations, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that tapes of the 2010 San Francisco federal trial that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban can be released.
President Joe Biden on November 17 nominated a second lesbian to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.