Posts tagged "LGBTQ rights"
Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

If signed into law, HB 2453 would allow the refusal of government services to same-sex couples, as well as private services such as access to stores and medical services, making LGBTQ people effectively second-class citizens.
Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

The Supreme Court issued a temporary order today blocking new same-sex marriages in Utah in order to allow more time for a federal appeals court to consider the issue.
New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

Although the Court has not expressed when it will make its decision, it will allow same-sex marriages to continue pending the outcome.
New Jersey Court Orders State to Allow Gay Marriage

New Jersey Court Orders State to Allow Gay Marriage

Judge Mary Jacobson of the State Superior Court in Mercer County found that denying marriage equality to same-sex couples violated the New Jersey state constitution.
California Approves Law Protecting Transgender Students

California Approves Law Protecting Transgender Students

"[This law is] going to send [students] a message that they are a part of the school community and that they are valued and that we want to see them participate fully and want to see them succeed. That's a powerful message that, frankly, they have not been getting up to this point."
Obama Criticizes Russia's Anti-LGBT Position

Obama Criticizes Russia’s Anti-LGBT Position

On Tuesday, President Obama vocalized concern over Russia's anti-LGBT government policies on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Federal Bill Introduced to Protect LGBT Youth at Homeless Shelters

Federal Bill Introduced to Protect LGBT Youth at Homeless Shelters

Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) have introduced legislation in Congress to protect homeless LGBT youth from discrimination. The bill seeks to include LGBT protections within the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act, which is up for reauthorization this year.
Virginia Couples Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Virginia Couples Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Two Virginia couples filled a federal class action lawsuit Thursday against the commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban.
Mexican State of Colima Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Mexican State of Colima Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Colima voted to change the state constitution to allow civil unions Monday. Seven of the 10 municipality officials in the state approved the constitutional reform.
Olympic Committee says LGBT Activists Will Not Be Punished in Russia Under Anti-Gay Law

Olympic Committee says LGBT Activists Will Not Be Punished in Russia Under Anti-Gay Law

The International Olympic Committee has stated that LGBT athletes and visitors of the 2014 Winter Olympics will not be penalized under extreme anti-gay legislation passed in Russia last month.