Today the Supreme Court announced it will be deciding on an interpretation of federal law Title VII, and specifically whether the law should be understood as supporting workplace protections for LGBT employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or trans status.
It’s been a rough fucking week! Come hang out in here with the rest of us who feel like we’ve aged 25 years in seven days if you need it.
In a stunning clinic on how to make a major state decision with global implications with less gravitas and forethought than the finale of The Bachelor, Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was being fired and replaced by Mike Pompeo, who has a concerning anti-LGBT record and sounds a lot like Mike Pence!
Last Friday the Georgia state senate passed a bill that will allow state-funded adoption agencies to refuse to place children with parents they disapprove of because of their religious beliefs.
The statistics on acceptance of LGBT people were generally staying the same or improving, until last year — when, as GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis puts it, “the acceptance pendulum abruptly stopped and swung in the opposite direction.”
I grew up in Roy Moore’s Alabama; his hatred and zealotry have no limits. Now, he’s headed for the Senate, and he’ll likely win.
During a never-ending cycle of negative news on our feeds, a failed discriminatory anti-trans bill is definitely something to celebrate.
I won a bet with Mitch McConnell and now he’s gotta pay up.
Circumventing Trump’s disastrous plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, 12 states and Puerto Rico make state rights great again by creating their own climate action group. That’s great news for queers, and anyone else who needs to survive on this planet.
Maybe the reason Trump wants to pretend nobody has studied the Civil War is because he knows even a cursory look at history will expose his tricks.
A lot of terrible, overwhelming things are happening for our community, right now. Let’s hold one another and try to understand what’s going on.
Trump is reportedly planning to sign a “religious liberty” executive order that has Mike Pence written all over it — in the meantime, over 200 members of Congress say they’ll just go ahead and file a bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act.
An appeals court found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 backs Kimberley Hivey, who says she was discriminated against at work for being a lesbian. The case may make it to the Supreme Court — and be a game changer when it comes to anti-LGBTQ discrimination in Trump’s America.
This is a good first step, Mike Pence not talking to women, but let’s not limit ourselves. Mike Pence shouldn’t talk to anyone, ever.
Once the bill receives final chamber approval, SB6 will move forward to the House, which is dominated by Republicans but whose members are not as eager to take it up.
From the Attorney General’s decision to stop appealing an anti-trans court ruling to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of trans teen Gavin Grimm, issues of trans people’s safety and basic rights are already in question under Trump, and it will take a lot of work on all of our parts to oppose the administration’s agenda.
Trump and the Republican Party have been gobsmacked by activism since the inauguration; the last thing they want is to have to go up against LGBTQ people who boast one of the most organized, well-funded, successful, and popular activist movements in modern history.
Neil Gorsuch has the potential to preside over crucial LGBT-related cases in the next few years, and he’s considered farther to the right than Scalia was.
We have so much to lose.
From immigrants to refugees to Native land to the denizens of Chicago and more, Trump’s already making it very clear who he plans to hurt with the power of his office. A few months ago they were bigoted campaign promises; now they’re very quickly becoming terrifying reality.