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India Ponders Openly Gay Judge

By Ajmer Singh, ET Bureau July 24, 2018 (The Economic Times, New Delhi) — The Supreme Court may have decriminalized homosexuality, but its collegium is being extremely cautious in appointing a judge, who is gay, to the Delhi High Court. ET has learned that the SC collegium,...

Judge Thomas Chiola in Pride Month Feature

By Sloane Oxley-Hase June 17, 2019 (2Civility) -- In recognition of Pride month, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (Commission) featured biographies of LGBTQ+ legal professionals who have promoted a culture of civility and inclusion within the Illinois legal community. Thomas Chiola, 67, grew up in...

What’s In a Pronoun?

May 12, 2019 by Dan Anders California Judge Zeke Zeidler recently added the following to his email signature: “Pronouns: He/Him/His.” Here’s why inclusion of pronouns is a simple action that will help quicken acceptance of transgender and gender queer/non-binary individuals. While varying sexual orientations have gained broad acceptance,...