Tag: Lgbt-rights

ExxonMobil Discriminated Against LGBT Job Candidate

By Albert Lin The Illinois Department of Human Rights has found substantial evidence of orientation discrimination at an ExxonMobil facility. The LGBT advocacy group Freedom to Work filed a complaint with the state agency in 2013 after a round of “employment testing.” Working with the Equal Rights Center, Freedom to…

Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Gender Marriage

By Sheryl Estrada The decision on whether all 50 states are obligated to allow same-gender marriage is up to the Supreme Court. On Friday, the court agreed to consider four cases, from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, in which lower courts upheld state bans on same-gender marriage. The court will…

TLC Under Pressure to Cancel My Husband's Not Gay

By Albert Lin A TLC reality special is facing heavy criticism before it even airs. The one-hour show, My Husband’s Not Gay, is scheduled to air on Sunday night. It follows four Mormon menthree of whom are married to women and one who is looking for a bridewho do not…

Justice Department: Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Transgender People

By Albert Lin Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo on Thursday instructing all Department of Justice component heads and U.S. Attorneys to support claims by transgender people in Title VII employee-discrimination cases. This reverses the DOJ’s previous position, stated in 2006 litigation, that Title VII’s sex-discrimination clause excluded discrimination…

LGBT Groups to March in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

By Albert Lin In what some are calling another step in the right direction for the Catholic Church in its stance on LGBT rights, the organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade announced that starting in 2015, LGBT groups will be allowed to march in the parade…

UPDATE: Mozilla's New CEO Steps Down Over His Prop 8 Donations

Update 4/3/14 4:06pm: Mozilla has announced that Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO. By Julissa Catalan LGBT advocates in the tech industry and all over the world are in shock over Mozilla’s decision to name co-founder Brendan Eich as the company’s new CEO. Per a Los Angeles Times report…

Activist: Gay People 'Don't Get Extra Rights' Like Marriage

By Chris Hoenig The LGBT community has the same rights as straight people, according to conservative activist Dr. Ben Carson, just not “extra rights” like the right to marry. Carson’s comments, on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside Washington, D.C., came as he accused the media of…