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Featuring lively discussion of the latest legal news affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community here and abroad. Interviews with LGBTQ lawyers, policy wonks and activists. Our monthly LGBT Law Notes episode with Prof Art Leonard digs into three of the most important new LGBT civil rights rulings. Eric Lesh, executive director of the LGBT Bar of NY hosts.

LGBT Bar NY Podcast LeGaL - LGBT Bar of New York

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Featuring lively discussion of the latest legal news affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community here and abroad. Interviews with LGBTQ lawyers, policy wonks and activists. Our monthly LGBT Law Notes episode with Prof Art Leonard digs into three of the most important new LGBT civil rights rulings. Eric Lesh, executive director of the LGBT Bar of NY hosts.

    Breaking: Fulton v Philly Decision Day

    Breaking: Fulton v Philly Decision Day

    Listen to our breaking Decision Day Episode of the LeGaL LGBT Podcast, where we hear directly from Professor Art Leonard and LeGaL Executive Director Eric Lesh on what happened at the Supreme Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.

    • 28 min
    LGBT Law Notes Summer Mixtape

    LGBT Law Notes Summer Mixtape

    Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases from the June edition of LGBT Law Notes. 




    Federal Court Rules That Montana Violated Due Process and Equal Protection Guarantees by Forcing Gay Man to Register as Sex Offender for Consensual Teenage Sex;

    Fourth Circuit Rules Prisoners Have No Privacy Interest in Their HIV Information;


    West Virginia Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Challenges to Insurance Plan Exclusions of Coverage for Transgender Health Care.

    • 34 min
    Law Notes: Transgender and Non-Binary Rights

    Law Notes: Transgender and Non-Binary Rights

    Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important cases involving transgender and nonbinary litigants from the May edition of LGBT Law Note.

    • 44 min
    LGBTQ Fairness in the Courts

    LGBTQ Fairness in the Courts

    Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY speaks with the Brennan Center's Alicia Bannon about the stunning lack of judicial diversity on state high courts. We also chat with former host of this podcast, Matthew Skinner about his work to achieve LGBTQ fairness in New York State courts. Finally, we chat with the Co-Chair of the LGBT Bar of New York's Judiciary Committee, Janice Grubin, about how lawyers can get involved in the process of screening candidates for judicial office or seeking office themselves. 

    • 47 min
    New Leadership at the Civil Rights Division

    New Leadership at the Civil Rights Division

    Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from the April edition of LGBT Law Notes.

    Justice Department Explains That Bostock Ruling Informs Interpretation of Federal Sex Discrimination Laws Beyond Title VII;
    2nd Circuit Finds Vimeo Immune from Liability for Kicking SOCE Promoter Off its Internet Platform;

    6th Circuit Panel Says University Professor May Have 1st Amendment Right to Misgender Transgender Students
     
     

    • 42 min
    From a SCOTUS Win to a Possible Loss in One Year

    From a SCOTUS Win to a Possible Loss in One Year

    Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar Association of New York, speaks with Director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, James Esseks, about the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of LGBTQ workers and the religious exemption case, currently pending before SCOTUS, that could blow a constitutional hole in our nation's civil rights laws.  

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

RandomGirlWithAGirlName ,

Great Resource

I work in the healthcare field, but I’m autistic and used to have a special interest in the court system. This podcast is an amazing and thorough resource that I love listening to. It’s a great way to satisfy my remains threads of interest in the court system while also keeping up to date with current events and politics. The podcast is engaging, understandable, and quite enjoyable to listen to. I appreciate all of the professional perspectives that come on the podcast to talk about cases.

ihearttheater ,

Eric is wonderful!

Love this podcast! Perfect podcast for up to date topics in the LGBTQ legal world.

uhhh ab ,

amazing!

this podcast is amazingly informative and just easy enough to understand while expanding my knowledge of the law! I appreciate how wide the array of cases they cover is, explaining how LGBTQ+ issues really permeate every area of the law. I look forward to every episode!

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