Just one month into the new year, lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to erode LGBT rights any way they can.
Michigan picks up where Arizona left off and tries to “restore” the right to discriminate based on religious beliefs. Worse yet, the bill has better traction that a bill to protect LGBT residents.
If anything good is going to come out of this jury duty business, maybe it’s that I’m about to kick my ass into gear.
Republicans are trying to exclude trans protections in a civil rights amendment, while a federal judge has struck down a state law banning domestic partner benefits.
Not all barriers can be resolved through state-by-state legal protections.
Lawmakers across the United States are working to eliminate therapies from mental health practices that seek to “cure” homosexuality.
The ABA passes a resolution that says they are really, really, really cool with LGBT rights.
In response to the general freakout over the school’s discrimination against Jayce M, George Fox upped the ante on its discriminatory cluelessness. He and other trans students can live on campus in gender-appropriate dorms — if they get genital surgery.
Obama also signed an executive order that prohibits federal employers from discriminating based on gender identity. That order applies as of today. Obama did not include exemptions for religious groups in either order, despite heavy pressure to do so from evangelical leaders.
As various states prepare to analyze their criminal laws, here’s a quick breakdown of the relationship between HIV and the law in the United States.
Religious leaders have their eye on broad exemptions from a pending executive order to block employment discrimination by federal contractors against LGBT people.
This study draws attention to precisely the issue President Obama aims to address with his forthcoming executive order banning LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors.
President Obama is extending a 2009 memorandum he issued that gave protections and benefits to gay, lesbian and bisexual federal employees to transgender and gender non-conforming employees.
Today the White House will announce that an executive order for LGBT workplace protections from federal contractors is finally coming.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could drastically broaden the scope of religious liberty for employers or mean, at long last, free birth control for everyone.
The law also specifically mentions high school football captains as students automatically permitted to preach the gospel at school-wide events.
In Idaho several campaigns have started up to make sure that the few protections LGBTQ people have remain and that more are added. They are currently facing strong opposition, but haven’t given up the fight yet.
Today, Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
If all goes according to his plan (and it very well may not) this will be a year of leaps and bounds for many of the Americans who felt left behind in 2013. Women, people of color and those living in poverty could all benefit from Obama’s plans to use executive orders rather than waiting on a gridlocked Congress to pass anything to his desk.
It is important to defend human rights and to speak out against human rights violations around the world. However, to talk about anti-gay legislation internationally, we need to talk about a history of white supremacy that brought homophobia and anti-LGBTQ legislation to various countries.