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Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, surprised many court watchers by authoring the decision to expand the Civil Rights Act. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

When Supreme Court justices defy expectations

Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court as a conservative. But his ruling in a major civil rights case is part of a pattern of justices setting aside ideology to address historic injustices.
Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sat outside the Supreme Court as the court held oral arguments dealing with workplace discrimination. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

What the Supreme Court’s decision on LGBT employment discrimination will mean for transgender Americans

In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
A suffrage parade. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

When lesbians led the women’s suffrage movement

In 1911, lesbians led the nation’s largest feminist organization. They promoted a diverse and inclusive women’s rights movement.
Margaret Court has used her platform in the sport to vilify LGBT+ people and many fans believe her name should be stripped from the arena at the Australian Open grounds. Dave Hunt/AAP

Can Tennis Australia honour Margaret Court and promote LGBT+ inclusivity at the same time?

Tennis Australia has faced criticism for its decision to celebrate Court's career next week. But at the same time, it's boosting its efforts at inclusivity with events like this year's Glam Slam.

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