Tag: Lesbian

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…

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…

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

According to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute,religiously affiliated people strongly support same-sex marriage differs greatly from public perception. While those who classify themselves as religiously unaffiliated have the highest number of supporters (79 percent), white mainline Protestants are not far behind: 60 percent said they support…

Growing Religious Majority Supporting Same-Gender Marriage

By Michael Nam Antimarriage-equality conservatives don’t have a monopoly on God, or so the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) would tell everyone. In a recent vote to amend the definition of marriage in its Book of Order, the church changed language to read, “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally…

Mormon Church Announces Drastic Shift in LGBT Support

By Sheryl Estrada Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks at a news conference on Jan. 27, 2014. New laws protecting the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people now have the support of the Mormon Church, with the condition that religious freedom not be compromised. The church, however, still does…