Tag: Lgbt-rights

Archived: Democratic Platform Touts Diversity, Inclusion

The final version of the Democratic Party platform released Friday includes a strong embrace of minority rights, with sections focusing on ending systemic racism, reforming the criminal justice system and supporting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions. The platform, which delegates will vote on at the Democratic…

Archived: GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion

The Republican Party has decided to continue ignoring passionate pleas from some of its own members to move in a more inclusive direction. The GOP’s platform committee met in Cleveland this week to finalize the party’s official platform in advance of its convention next week. The final draft of that…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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…

Archived: N.J. Congressman: LGBT Rights Are Not Human Rights

By Albert Lin One New Jersey congressman has been rebuked by another for saying that the rights of LGBT people are not human rights. At a Jan. 27 hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Republican Congressman Chris Smith, the…