Tag: Human Rights Campaign

Judge Discriminating Against Lesbian Parents Recuses Himself

A judge who called for the removal of a foster child from her lesbian foster parents has officially removed himself from the case following growing criticism and calls for an investigation of the judge’s practices as well as his impeachment. Last Tuesday, Judge Scott Johansen ordered a 9-month-old baby girl…

Anti-LGBT Legislator Caught on Gay Dating App Grindr

By Michael Nam Republican state Rep. Randy Boehning of North Dakota found himself publicly outed as a frequenter of the gay dating app, Grindr, The Forum reported. While there are divisions within the gay community over forcibly outing even anti-LGBT lawmakers, this incident highlights the discrimination allowed under law in…

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen: Indiana Law 'We Will Not Stand For It'

By Barbara Frankel Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorensen doesn’t pull any punches when discussing Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “This is just plain wrong and and we will not stand for it the notion that you can tell businesses that somehow they are free to discriminate is madness….

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws By Barbara Frankel There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign What Has Been Approved So Far Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence,…

VP Biden: Anti-LGBT Laws Are "Close to Barbaric"

By Julissa Catalan Vice President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to end workplace discrimination for the LGBT community. Biden spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 LGBT advocates at the Human Rights Campaign’s Los Angeles Gala on Saturday in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)a bill that…

DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital Systems Lead HRC Healthcare Equality Index

By Chris Hoenig When it comes to understanding the needs of diverse communities, including the LGBT community, not all hospitals are the same. Improving patient outcomes by providing culturally competent care is the focus of a DiversityInc healthcare summit this September, including presentations on equitable care and improved outreach to…