Tag: RFRA

Archived: 'Religious Freedom' Order Could Legalize Discrimination

President Donald Trump has given women, along with the LGBT community and its advocates, another reason to doubt his commitment to protecting equal rights. A leaked draft of a “religious freedom” executive order, obtained by The Nation, would legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs “without suffering adverse treatment from the…

Archived: 32 Worst States for Transgender Equality

(Update: 10:54 a.m. 6/5/2015) Correction: Map and report were released by the Movement Advancement Project. Changes reflected in the text. By Michael Nam Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com High profile transgender individuals like Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox have shown a great deal of progress in terms of attitudes towards gender…

Archived: Indiana Legislators Refuse to Consider LGBT Discrimination

By Michael Nam Despite the massive backlash the state of Indiana and Gov. Mike Pence received following the passage of its “religious freedom” law that would further protect businesses that discriminate against LGBT people, the legislators in Indiana decided not to investigate the issue of anti-LGBT discrimination in its state…

Archived: Study: Bullying of Gay Kids Starts Early and Often

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Long before children identify as being gay, lesbian or bisexual, they receive an elevated level of bullying in comparison to their peers, according to a longitudinal study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a climate where legislators and extremist activists have…

Archived: Indiana's RFRA 'Fix' Doesn't End Discrimination

Reprinted with permission by the author from LinkedIn By Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak,Global Vice Chair, Public Policy; Diversity and Inclusiveness sponsor at EY You know the old saying, “When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging.” Well, with all eyes on Indiana due…