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U.S. appeals court says Title VII covers discrimination based on sexual orientation

U.S. Appeals Court Says Title VII Covers Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

The ruling went against a court brief filed by the Trump administration in 2017 that said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not intended to provide protections to gay workers.

Louisiana Attorney General Wins Court Victory in Fight Against Gay Rights Order

Louisiana Attorney General Wins Court Victory in Fight Against Gay Rights Order

Jeff Landry, Louisiana's attorney general, announced he received clearance that allows for legal discrimination against LGBT workers in Louisiana.

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GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

After Republican leaders claimed to “stand in solidarity” with the LGBT community following the tragedy in Orlando, GOP leaders rejected a proposal to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

New Va. AG Won’t Defend Same-Gender Marriage Ban

Judge Rules Against Florist for Refusing to Serve Same-Gender Couple

A Washington state florist violated anti-discrimination and consumer-protection laws when she refused to provide her services for a same-gender couple’s wedding.

Conversion Therapy Fraud

Conversion Therapy Is Fraud: N.J. Judge

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a New Jersey Superior Court judge says that providers of conversion therapy who advertise that homosexuality can be cured are committing consumer fraud.

Tennessee Family Makes History

Emilia Maria Jesty was the first baby born in Tennessee to a certain distinction on her birth certificate. Find out what it is here.

Diversity & Inclusion News: Obama Stands Up for Gay Marriage

Obama to Court: Overturn Prop 8, Gays & Lesbians Deserve Right to Marry

Obama’s friend-of-the-court brief makes him the first president to urge the Supreme Court to expand same-gender marriage rights.

Gay Marriage: 100 GOP members call for gay-marriage rights

100+ GOP Leaders, 200+ Corporations Support Same-Gender Marriage

Shifting public attitudes pressure Republicans to reassess their platform on marriage equality.

BREAKING NEWS! Boy Scouts to End Gay Ban for Members, Not Leaders

Obama Joins Corporate Outcry Against Boy Scouts’ Gay Ban

Should the Boy Scouts lift its gay ban? President Obama reveals during a video interview why he believes gays and lesbians should have access.

Black women in the military were disproportionately discriminated against

Who Was Most Hurt By ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’? Black Women

Less than 1 percent of service women are Black, but 9 percent of all female Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell discharges were Black women.

'Gay Cure' Ban Protects LGBT Youth From 'Quackery' Therapy

Gay-Cure Ban Stops ‘Quackery’ Therapy

California’s legislation is the first to protect LGBT youth from damaging mental-health treatments.

Same-Gender Financial Crisis? You Must Watch This

From marriage to children to death benefits, what do gay and lesbian couples need to know?


Ruling Against Defense of Marriage Act Is Major Diversity Victory

The federal court decision striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a major civil-rights victory for advocates supporting diversity and inclusion. With President Obama and more leaders of the Black community on board, marriage equality is gaining momentum rapidly.

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What Clinton’s Global LGBT-Rights Speech Means for Your Company

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s support of LGBT rights in every country opens the door for companies to be more openly inclusive. How is this likely to unfold, and what can your company do now?