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U.S. High Court Turns Away Dispute Over Gay Worker Protections

U.S. High Court Turns Away Dispute Over Gay Worker Protections

The justices left in place a lower court ruling against Jameka Evans.

Top Court Leaves in Place Texas Ruling Questioning Gay Spousal Benefits

Top Court Leaves in Place Texas Ruling Questioning Gay Spousal Benefits

The case will now proceed in a Texas state court, which could decide to stop the benefits offered by Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city.

Supreme Court Weighs Baker’s Refusal to Make Cake for Gay Couple

Supreme Court Weighs Baker’s Refusal to Make Cake for Gay Couple

“I can’t emphasize enough how far sweeping the argument is both in terms of what it is saying about the Constitution and who will be affected,” ACLU lawyer Louise Melling said.

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Church’s Challenge to Nebraska Funeral Picketing Law

Westboro members are known for protesting at military funerals, including soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which they believe are result of God's wrath over the United States’ tolerance of gay, lesbian and transgender people and adultery.

Second U.S. Judge Halts Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

Second U.S. Judge Halts Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

A judge ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.”

Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Wesley Goodman Resigns After ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ with a Man

The Republican Ohio state representative has previously been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old.

HBO Goes Purple for Spirit Day

HBO Goes Purple for Spirit Day

Spirit Day is the annual observance coinciding with National Bullying Prevention Month.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Tries to Cover His Sexual Perversion by Announcing He is Gay

“Coming out as a gay man is not the same thing as coming out as someone who preyed on a 14-year-old. Conflating those things is disgusting,” tweeted movie critic Richard Lawson.

judge blocks transgender military ban

Judge Blocks Transgender Military Ban

The judge said the military previously commissioned a study that debunked concerns about unit cohesion, military readiness, or healthcare costs related to transgender troops.

Judge Mitchell Nance

Kentucky Judge Who Refused to Hear Gay Adoption Cases Resigns

The judge made national headlines earlier this year for his refusal to hear adoption cases involving gay, lesbian or bisexual adults.

NCAA Again Weighing North Carolina as Host after Bathroom Law Repeal

Settlement Proposed in North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit

A consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (D), the ACLU and transgender people who sued the state would remove some harmful effects of HB 2.

Dems Make Sure Trump Crosses T’s on Transgender Ban

Dems Make Sure Trump Crosses T’s on Transgender Ban

Democrats want proof that Trump consulted military advisors before unveiling his transgender ban.

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration memo from 2014 that said Title VII does protect transgender people, a position also taken by several federal appeals courts in recent years.

Roy Moore, Alabama’s Extreme-Right Candidate for Senate Is Anti-LGBT, Pushed Birther Movement

Alabama’s Extreme-Right Candidate for Senate Is Anti-LGBT, Pushed Birther Movement

Roy Moore was also removed from the Alabama Supreme Court — twice — for his extreme views and also called Islam a “fake religion."

U.S. Appeals Court to Consider Rights of Gay Workers

U.S. Appeals Court to Consider Rights of Gay Workers

The Justice Department is supporting a company that allegedly discriminated against a gay former employee.

Gay Marriage Pioneer Edith Windsor Dies at 88

Gay Marriage Pioneer Edith Windsor Dies at 88

In a statement, former President Barack Obama said he spoke with Windsor a few days ago and told her again how important her work had been to the country.

Spelman College Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

“Like same-sex colleges all over the country, Spelman is taking into account evolving definitions of gender identity in a changing world,” said the president of the historically Black women’s college. 

TIAA Adds Reciprocal IVF Benefits to Family Planning Benefits Package

TIAA Adds Reciprocal IVF Benefit to Employee Family Planning Package

“The addition of reciprocal IVF could significantly help female couples achieve their family planning goals and we want to provide them with the same support other employees already receive,” said TIAA Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Skip Spriggs.

Texas Business Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Drop ‘Bathroom Bill’

Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Dies in Special Legislative Session

“Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” said an official with the Human Rights Campaign.

Texas ‘Bathroom’ Bills Stalled in Special Legislative Session

Texas ‘Bathroom’ Bills Stalled in Special Legislative Session

Enactment in Texas could give momentum to other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.

Transgender Military Personnel Sue Trump over Service Ban

Transgender Military Personnel Sue Trump over Service Ban

The service members suing the president are three U.S. Army soldiers, one U.S. Air Force airman and one member of the U.S. Coast Guard who are active duty.

Amazon Sued by Transgender Woman, Husband For Workplace Harassment

Amazon Sued by Transgender Woman, Husband For Workplace Harassment

The two feared for their lives after a coworker cut the brake lines on their car, according to the lawsuit.

Jeffrey Tambor Calls ‘Transparent’ role ‘Responsibility of a Lifetime’

Jeffrey Tambor Calls ‘Transparent’ Role ‘Responsibility of a Lifetime’

On “Transparent”Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a divorced, retired transgender professor.

‘Will & Grace’ Return Promises Laughs, And a Touch of Trump

‘Will & Grace’ Return Promises Laughs, And a Touch of Trump

The series was credited with fostering acceptance of gay people years before gay marriage was legalized nationwide.