May 3, 2013
- The Washington Blade looks at the latest developments in Congress’ work on comprehensive immigration reform and the attempts to include LGBT protections.
- Dean Erwin Chemerinsky analyzes the oral argument transcripts in the marriage cases.
- In Belize, a gay rights activist is going to court to challenge colonial-era laws banning same-sex intimacy.
- The city council of Dallas, Texas will vote on a marriage equality resolution on June 12, but the mayor of Dallas has said the resolution is a misuse of the city council’s time.
- In an editorial, the LA Times says that they’re “not sure any religious exemption is necessary” in the latest version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
- This month marks the 60 year anniversary of President Eisenhower’s Executive Order 10450, which launched investigations leading to purges of gay and lesbians from federal jobs. (Some of this history is recalled in the Justice Department’s filings in federal challenges to DOMA.)