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The justices left in place a lower court ruling against Jameka Evans.
The case will now proceed in a Texas state court, which could decide to stop the benefits offered by Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city.
“I can’t emphasize enough how far sweeping the argument is both in terms of what it is saying about the Constitution and who will be affected,” ACLU lawyer Louise Melling said.
Westboro members are known for protesting at military funerals, including soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which they believe are result of God's wrath over the United States’ tolerance of gay, lesbian and transgender people and adultery.
A judge ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.”
The Republican Ohio state representative has previously been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old.
Spirit Day is the annual observance coinciding with National Bullying Prevention Month.
“Coming out as a gay man is not the same thing as coming out as someone who preyed on a 14-year-old. Conflating those things is disgusting,” tweeted movie critic Richard Lawson.
The judge said the military previously commissioned a study that debunked concerns about unit cohesion, military readiness, or healthcare costs related to transgender troops.
The judge made national headlines earlier this year for his refusal to hear adoption cases involving gay, lesbian or bisexual adults.
A consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (D), the ACLU and transgender people who sued the state would remove some harmful effects of HB 2.
Democrats want proof that Trump consulted military advisors before unveiling his transgender ban.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration memo from 2014 that said Title VII does protect transgender people, a position also taken by several federal appeals courts in recent years.
Roy Moore was also removed from the Alabama Supreme Court — twice — for his extreme views and also called Islam a “fake religion."
The Justice Department is supporting a company that allegedly discriminated against a gay former employee.
In a statement, former President Barack Obama said he spoke with Windsor a few days ago and told her again how important her work had been to the country.
“Like same-sex colleges all over the country, Spelman is taking into account evolving definitions of gender identity in a changing world,” said the president of the historically Black women’s college.
“The addition of reciprocal IVF could significantly help female couples achieve their family planning goals and we want to provide them with the same support other employees already receive,” said TIAA Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Skip Spriggs.
“Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” said an official with the Human Rights Campaign.
Enactment in Texas could give momentum to other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.
The service members suing the president are three U.S. Army soldiers, one U.S. Air Force airman and one member of the U.S. Coast Guard who are active duty.
The two feared for their lives after a coworker cut the brake lines on their car, according to the lawsuit.
On “Transparent”Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a divorced, retired transgender professor.