Tag: families

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

White House Announces Food Stamp Benefits Will Increase By More Than 25% Starting in October 2021

In one of the largest increases ever recorded in U.S. history, the Biden Administration has announced that starting in October 2021, food stamp benefits for lower-income families will grow by a life-changing 25%. Ashraf Khalil and Josh Boak of the Associated Press have reported that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

ACLU

Arkansas Lawmakers Sued by ACLU Over Ban on Transgender Youth Health Care

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and members of the Arkansas State Medical Board, arguing that a recently passed law limiting transition-related health care to minors in the state not only discriminates against transgender people but also violates…

LGBTQ families

The US State Department Eliminates Policy That Denied Citizenship to Some Children of Same-Sex Couples

For years, many children born abroad to married same-sex couples have been denied U.S. citizenship. The government claimed that if the child didn’t have a biological tie to a parent who is an American citizen, their request for citizenship was invalid. But on May 18, that heartbreaking and unjust policy…

Disney

Disney Theme Parks Announce New Diversity and Inclusion Efforts for Workers

Following long-term COVID-19-related closures, Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort has opened back up for business and California’s Disneyland is slated to reopen on April 30th. The family-friendly company also took some time away from celebrating its big news to announce some inclusive and diversity-promoting efforts it had implemented during the…

LGBTQ housing

Housing Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals Now Officially Illegal in the United States

In a historic first, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has confirmed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans will now be protected against housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. “In other words: it’s [now] illegal to deny someone housing for being LGBTQ,” said Nick Seip…

reproductive, benefits, workplace

The Importance of Reproductive Benefits in the Workplace

With President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to take the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, the issue of reproductive rights has again become a hot button topic. While Ginsburg repeatedly voted against restrictions on birth control and abortion access, the historically conservative Barrett is expected to tip the…