Tag: Human Rights Campaign

Are Gay People Next LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

President Donald Trump has “set a low bar” for equal rights in the LGBT community, according to activists. Over the weekend, rumors circulated that the White House planned to reverse former President Barack Obama’s order that provided some protections for LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace, The New York…

Hypocrisy Reigns in Orlando Aftermath

The same people who have expended tremendous energy and taxpayer dollars to deny the rights of LGBT people and who have refused to block gun sales to suspected terrorists and people convicted of hate crimes this week went out of their way to express their condolences to the victims of…

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Top Military Leader

The U.S. Senate late Tuesday unanimously confirmed Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official at the Pentagon and the first openly gay man to lead a branch of the U.S. military. Fanning, 47, was nominated by President Barack Obama in September, and his…

N.C. Gov. Blocks LGBT Rights Statewide

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) took a big step backwards on LGBT rights on Wednesday evening by signing House Bill 2, or the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which forbids transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. According to the bill, “Public agencies…

DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Endorse Equality Act

60 businesses, including numerous DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and 25 Noteworthy Companies, have publicly endorsed the Equality Act of 2015, a bill that would put an end to workplace discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity which is still currently legal in most states. According to…

EEOC Files First-Ever Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

In a historic move, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed its first two lawsuits for discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation. In most states, it is still legal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; according to the Human Rights Campaign…

New Louisiana Gov. to Fight LGBT Job Discrimination

Future Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards stated he wants to issue a protective law for LGBT employees when he takes office in January. It is currently legal to fire someone based on his or her sexual orientation in Louisiana (New Orleans and Shreveport have exceptions). Including Louisiana, it is currently…