Post Tagged with: "LGBT rights"

Congressman Elijah Cummings

Democratic Platform Touts Diversity, Inclusion

Positions are stark contrast to GOP policy. Meanwhile, undocumented immigrants to work and speak at DNC convention.

GOP platform committee

GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion 

The party’s platform committee rejected repeated attempts by its own members to soften the GOP’s stance against the gay community — or even acknowledge discrimination — in the official party platform.

EEOC, LGBT, gay, LGBT rights

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."

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

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

Chelsea Manning

Army Court Orders Military to Use Female Pronouns for Chelsea Manning

Despite Chelsea Manning’s legal name change, the military had insisted on misgendering her.

Planet Fitness Transgender

Planet Fitness Stands Firm on Transgender Locker-Room Policy

Michigan gym franchise defends decision to revoke membership of woman who made transphobic complaint.

Same-Gender Marriage Amicus Brief

25 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Sign Brief in Support of Same-Gender Marriage

They join 354 other businesses/organizations in urging the Supreme Court to strike down the remaining 13 state bans on same-gender marriage.

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.

Carl Smith LGBT Rights

N.J. Congressman: LGBT Rights Are Not Human Rights

Representative Chris Smith made his comments in a House Subcommittee hearing about Nigeria, which bans same-gender marriage. See his exact words here.

ExxonMobil LGBT Discrimination

ExxonMobil Discriminated Against LGBT Job Candidate

The Illinois Department of Human Rights found substantial evidence that Exxon favored a straight applicant over a lesbian one—the latest chapter in Exxon’s history of anti-LGBT bias.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

Ala. Chief Justice Ignores Same-Gender Marriage Ruling; Ethics Complaint Filed

Roy Moore urges probate judges to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-gender couples—despite a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban is unconstitutional.

As Same-Gender Marriages Begin in NJ, Governor Withdraws Appeal

Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Gender Marriage

The Supreme Court will hear cases upholding bans on same-gender marriage, and could make same-gender marriage legal nationwide.

Saks Fifth Avenue Transgender

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Hypocrisy: ‘Gay-Friendly’ Company Claims Transgender People Don’t Have Civil Rights

Saks' employee handbook includes protection for gender identity, but in its lawsuit Saks claims “employee handbooks are not contracts as a matter of law.”

My Husband's Not Gay

TLC Under Pressure to Cancel My Husband’s Not Gay

Critics say the show—about Mormon men attracted to men but married to women—sends the wrong message to LGBT youth.

DOJ Transgender Memo

Justice Department: Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Transgender People

Attorney General Eric Holder’s memo reverses the DOJ’s previous stance that Title VII does not protect workers against gender-identity discrimination.

New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade

LGBT Groups to March in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

After receiving pressure from a number of directions, organizers open the parade, which honors a Catholic saint, to LGBT groups.

Marriage Equality Amicus Brief

Four Top 50 Companies Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Marriage Equality

Cummins, Marriott, Target and WellPoint very publicly make their position known on same-gender marriage.

UPDATE: Mozilla’s New CEO Steps Down Over His Prop 8 Donations

Mozilla receives major backlash over its new anti-gay CEO, and his own employees ask him to step down. How are board members taking a stand?

Ben Carson Gay Marriage

Activist: Gay People ‘Don’t Get Extra Rights’… Like Marriage

Conservative activist Ben Carson says the LGBT community is entitled to the same rights as everyone else, but marriage is an “extra right” that crosses the line.

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

Disney Ends Boy Scouts Funding Over Gay-Leadership Ban

Disney’s decision to end funding is a reminder that the Boy Scouts continues to have a ban on LGBT scout leaders, despite repealing their ban on gay scouts. What other companies have also stopped their donations?

Arizona’s Anti-LGBT Law Awaits Governor’s Signature

Arizona’s Anti-LGBT Law Gets to Gov.’s Desk, Gets Vetoed

The Arizona State Legislature has become the first in the nation to pass a bill that essentially would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people, but the measure has been vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer.

Kansas Anti-LGBT Bill

Kansas Bill Would Allow Businesses to Discriminate Against Same-Gender Couples

Backers say the bill is about protecting religious freedom, even though “domestic partnership” and “civil union” are mentioned in the wording.

Department of Justice to Extend Marital Rights to Legally Married Same-Gender Couples

Department of Justice Extends Marital Rights to Legally Married Same-Gender Couples

Same-gender spouses will be allowed to invoke marital privilege to avoid testifying in a court case, among other rights.

Nicole Maines

Transgender Teen Gets Historic Court Victory

The ruling from a state Supreme Court has school administrators nationwide reviewing their policies. What did the courts say?