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Pregnant Lesbian Couples Sue Tennessee Over ‘Natural Meaning’ Law

Pregnant Lesbian Couples Sue Tennessee Over ‘Natural Meaning’ Law

Julia Tate-Keith, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the couples, said the law’s aim was to take away same-sex rights.

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

Tennessee ‘Natural Meaning’ Law Raises Fears in LGBT Community

The legislation requires words in Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.”

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Alabama Signs Hateful Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

More fantasy language from Republicans denying discrimination. Hate uses religion again as the orphan and abortion count likely to rise as consequence.

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

“So-called ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t therapy at all — it’s a tortuous, fraudulent practice,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

Texas Ordered to Pay $600,000 to Same-Sex Couples who Defeated State Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

U.S. Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Law Protects LGBT Workers from Bias

In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that LGBT people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it.

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

Are Gay People Next? LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

"LGBTQ refugees, immigrants, Muslims and women are scared today, and with good reason." — HRC

2016 Deadliest Year on Record for U.S. Transgender People, Campaigners Say

2016 Deadliest Year on Record for U.S. Transgender People, Campaigners Say

Transgender people and activists fear violence will only get worse under a Trump presidency.

GLAAD Report: LGBT Characters at All Time High on U.S. Television

LGBT Characters at All Time High on U.S. Television

GLAAD said some TV characters and storylines still portrayed the LGBT community in a negative or stereotypical way and added that numbers only tell part of the story.

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

Statistically, the LGBT community is already more vulnerable to abuse and violence than the general population — and discrimination and other barriers complicate the reporting process.

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Hypocrisy Reigns in Orlando Aftermath

Pro-gun, anti-LGBT officials suddenly "stand with" gay community.

‘Are You the Husband or the Wife?’ 6 Things NOT to Say to LGBT People

Despite growing acceptance of LGBT employees, offensive comments and stereotypes still persist in the workplace. Our experts reveal the phrases you should avoid.

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Tennessee Law Lets Therapists Turn Down LGBT Clients

The governor signed the controversial bill Wednesday, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on “sincerely held principles.”

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EEOC Files First-Ever Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

"With the filing of these two suits, EEOC is continuing to solidify its commitment to ensuring that individuals are not discriminated against in workplaces because of their sexual orientation."

Judge Discriminating Against Lesbian Parents Recuses Himself

A Utah judge reversed his decision to remove the couple’s foster child from their home, but organizations are actively seeking his impeachment.

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

The pious mainstream supports LGBT rights, does not like "religious freedom” laws.

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Growing Religious Majority Supporting Same-Gender Marriage

A mainline Christian church’s turnaround on same-gender marriage shows how diverse religious Americans are on the subject.

Mormon Church Announces Drastic Shift in LGBT Support

The Mormon Church has announced its surprise support of LGBT anti-discrimination laws—with one clear condition.

Things Not to Say to LGBT Employees

7 Things NEVER to Say to LGBT Coworkers

Do you have a coworker who just recently came out of the closet? Here's what leading experts from PwC and GLSEN suggest you SHOULDN'T say.