Tag: Anti-LGBT

Texas Continues Attack on LGBT Rights

Texas is continuing its attack on rights for LGBT citizens, including challenging benefits for legally married same-gender couples and introducing its own “bathroom bill.” The Texas Supreme Court this month agreed to hear a case challenging benefits for same-gender married couples, despite the legalization of gay marriage nationwide in 2015….

California Bans Government Travel to 'Anti-LGBT' States

Anti-LGBT hate laws are continuing to cost states money as well as drive away business. California will no longer fund trips for government officials to states that passed anti-LGBT legislation any time after June 26, 2015, according to a law that went into effect January 1. Currently, Assembly Bill 1887…

Tennessee Law Lets Therapists Turn Down LGBT Clients

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill on Wednesday that makes it legal for therapists and counselors to turn down LGBT clients based on “sincerely held principles.” Per the bill, therapists are not permitted to refuse clients who are an imminent danger to themselves or others, and therapists must…

Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

Ten mayors from around the country have united in response to the recent anti-LGBT laws passed in states such as North Carolina and Mississippi, as reported by QUEERtimes. Mayors Edwin M. Lee (D-San Francisco), Ed Murray (D- Seattle), Bill de Blasio (D-New York), Jim Kenney (D-Philadelphia), Charlie Hales (D-Portland), Libby…

Duggar Sex Abuse Scandal and the Hypocrisy of the Anti-LGBT Right

By Michael Nam Josh Duggar, the eldest son of the 19 Kids and Counting family, admitted to sexually abusing several minor-aged girls (most likely his sisters), exposing the anti-LGBT activist family and their allies’ views as hypocritical on the issue of “protecting” women and children. In Touch magazine first reported…

Gov. Pence Calls Press Conference to Clarify Indiana RFRA Law

Update (3/31/2015 2:54 p.m.): List of states banning state-funded travel to Indiana updated to include New York By Michael Nam Gov. Pence called his own press conference on Tuesday morning to say what he would not say on ‘This Week’: that the new Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana would…

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws By Barbara Frankel There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign What Has Been Approved So Far Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence,…