Tag: Anti-LGBT

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Department of Education Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Southlake Texas School System

Three years ago, a horrific video showing a group of white high school students chanting the N-word went viral. Following the incident, school officials in Southlake, Texas, promised to make sweeping changes to address their racism problem.  Those changes apparently didn’t happen, however, because now federal investigators have launched a…

California Attorney General Rob Bonta

California Bans State-Funded Travel to 5 States It Considers Anti-LGBTQ; Total of 17 States Now on List

Lawmakers in California are taking a stand against other states it considers to be unfair, discriminatory and biased against LGBTQ citizens. California has compiled a list of U.S. states it is reluctant to do business with and has even compiled a list of places it refuses to pay state employees…

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…