2.) nope not at all, in many places these things havent be challenged and in some im sure theres even older ruling where they didnt rule its equal rights just like there were for women and minorities
3.) nope only going by the recent ones that actually all say equality/equal rights
4.) yes im aware of that case that is under appeal I have a tracker that i post around that keeps track of some cases but mostly i mention complete cases or stayed cases. Theres sooooooo much going on on this equal rights front its hard to keep up so i dont post everything and have only really been posting recent updates and or appeals.
If im not mistaken his claim was that he doesnt view this as heightened scrutiny and even made reference to an older case. 1989 maybe or 90
Jackson v. Ambercrombie im not familiar with, at least not that i remember that might be the case that along with Sevcik v. Sandoval that the APA supplied backing for equal rights for best on thier medical expertise (if being gay is a choice) but please dont quote me on that as im not sure.
6.) except my opinion plays no role at all, its simply restating what those court cases stated and that was that it is a discrimination and equality issue thats not my opinion, thats what those cases said and thats a fact.
now if you like i can start quoting the other cases also and say what ever thier current status is and what state they affect Nevada (Sevcik v. Sandoval being appealed, judge didnt feel sexuality fits higher scrutiny standards) Ill have to look up the Jackson v. Ambercrombie one though because like i said i dont think i know that one unless its the one with a very similar ruling of the Sevcik v. Sandoval case that the APA didnt like and if it was that wa HAwaii where equal rights for gays exist now based on thier Hawaii marriage equality act which was challenged and judged dismissed the challenge and said the bill was constitutionally sound.
EDIT: wanted to add and make it clear, if i was right about guessing thats the hawaii case i was NOT suggesting that case was eventually ruled on for equality and thats way Hawaii has equal rights, equal rights was obtained in hawaii by legislation, not that case but the bill was definitely based on equal rights and ending illegal discrimination, just didnt want a misunderstanding.