Title VII Discrimination

Seventh Circuit Affirms Title VII Protections for LGBT Workers

On April 4, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal court in the United States to extend protections under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to cover employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ruling in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College marks a significant milestone for all LGBT workers. It also means employers […]

Transgender Bathroom

SCOTUS Transgender Bathroom Case More Important than Ever

On March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a first-of-its-kind case that could do for transgender rights what Obergefell did for marriage equality. While this case was always important, President Trump’s recent order canceling the Obama Administration’s guidelines on transgender bathrooms in schools, means it is now all the more critical. […]

same sex estate planning

Estate Planning Post-Obergefell: Advice for All Michigan Couples

There’s no doubt that the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all U.S. states and territories was a huge step forward for equality. Thanks to Obergefell, all married couples in the United States now have the same rights and protections under the law, regardless of gender. This has had broad implications […]