Tag: Gay Rights

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…

Obama to Court: Overturn Prop 8, Gays & Lesbians Deserve Right to Marry

The Obama Administration yesterday evening filed a friend-of-court brief that boldly urged Supreme Court justices to strike down same-gender-marriage ban Proposition 8. Living up to the promises he made in his second inaugural address for gay and lesbian equality, the action makes Barack Obama the first president to publicly urge…

100+ GOP Leaders, 200+ Corporations Support Same-Gender Marriage

Has the GOP finally changed its stance on gay marriage Not as a whole, but more than 100 Republican officials are voicing their support for same-gender-marriage rights. This week, they signed a brief seeking to persuade the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)…

Obama Joins Corporate Outcry Against Boy Scouts' Gay Ban

Should the Boy Scouts lift its gay ban Yes, said President Obama during an interview with CBS News’ Scott Pelley. “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said, noting that the…

Who Was Most Hurt By 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Black Women

Black women in the military disproportionately were discriminated against as part of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. The study from the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) found that the number of military personnel discharged as a result of DADT were disproportionately women, Blacks, Latinos and Asians. In 2008,…

Gay-Cure Ban Stops 'Quackery' Therapy

Being gay is NOT a mental disorderand now there’s finally legislation that agrees. California Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill that bans the arguably “medieval practice” of gay-cure therapies on LGBT youth in his state. The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

Same-Gender Financial Crisis You Must Watch This

From marriage to children to death benefits, what do gay and lesbian couples need to know Wells Fargo has a long history of outreach to the LGBT community, but recently the company has developed an Accredited Domestic Partner Advisor program to specifically help LGBT people with their unique financial situations.Watch…

Ruling Against Defense of Marriage Act Is Major Diversity Victory

Diversity and inclusion advocates are celebrating a major legal victory in the civil-rights battle of this century on marriage equality. A Boston federal court determined that portions of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are unconstitutional, bringing the case to the Supreme Court and the strong possibility that the…

What Clinton's Global LGBT-Rights Speech Means for Your Company

By Barbara Frankel The Obama administration’s shift in policy to support LGBT rights globally is a significant human-rights victory that will have long-term repercussions for companies doing business abroad. It is particularly relevant in countries where LGBT people must remain closeted for fear of ostracism, prison or even death. The…