Tag: Gay Rights

DOJ, Supreme Court, Transgender

DOJ Files Brief Asking the Supreme Court to Rule Against Protecting Transgender Individuals from Workplace Discrimination Under Title VII

The Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Trump is urging the Supreme Court to rule against workplace discrimination protections for transgender people. The DOJ submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on Aug. 16 asking the justices rule that Title VII, which protects employees from discrimination on the basis of…

GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

A proposal that would protect LGBT employees from discrimination by federal contractors was rejected by House Republican leaders just days after GOP members publicly pledged their “support” for the LGBT community. For the third time, openly gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) proposed the amendment, attached to a Defense Department…

Judge Rules Against Florist for Refusing to Serve Same-Gender Couple

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock A Benton County judge ruled Wednesday that a Washington state florist violated anti-discrimination and consumer-protection laws in refusing to sell flower arrangements for a same-gender wedding, which she claims she did for religious reasons. Baronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in eastern Washington, hadservedRobert…

Conversion Therapy Is Fraud: N.J. Judge

By Albert Lin In what many are calling a landmark decision, a New Jersey judge has ruled that people who, in advertising conversion-therapy services, describe homosexuality as a disorder that can be cured are committing consumer fraud. It is the first time a United States court has found that homosexuality…