Posts tagged "LGBTQ"
Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

"I know some political leaders think it's too soon. But civil rights always come too soon for those in a position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
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.
LGBT Advocates Strengthen Push For Immigration Reform

LGBT Advocates Strengthen Push For Immigration Reform

LGBT advocates have joined with business and faith leaders, organized labor, feminist and pro-choice groups, and many others to move immigration reform forward during Congress' August recess.
Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect in New Zealand

Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect in New Zealand

A law legalizing same-sex marriage in New Zealand takes effect today.
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."
Tensions Rise on Gay Rights In Russia, Show Legislative Trend

Tensions Rise on Gay Rights In Russia, Show Legislative Trend

Nick Symmonds posted on his blog that if he races against a Russian athlete, "I will shake his hand, thank him for his country's generous hospitality, and then, after kicking his (butt) in the race, silently dedicate the win to my gay and lesbian friends back home."
DOMA Speaks, States React: The Marriage Equality Movement Goes to Pennsylvania and Beyond

DOMA Speaks, States React: The Marriage Equality Movement Goes to Pennsylvania and Beyond

Different states have had different reactions to the recent SCOTUS decision. Some state policies remain relatively similar to what they were before the decision and some states are taking action to pass same-sex marriage laws. Here's the latest on the new frontier of marriage equality: a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay partnerships.
LGBT and HIV-Positive Somali Refugees Fear Return Home

LGBT and HIV-Positive Somali Refugees Fear Return Home

Many gay, lesbian, and HIV-positive Somali refugees now fear persecution, jail, and even death sentences upon their return home after fleeing to Kenya to avoid harsh punishmentsharsh punishments under Sharia law.
Sweeping Victory for Marriage Equality

Sweeping Victory for Marriage Equality

Yesterday, voters in Maine, Washington, and Maryland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, and voters in in Minnesota rejected a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Same sex marriage is already legal in six states and the District of Columbia via legislative action. However, the issue of marriage...
Obama Evolves!

Obama Evolves!

by Audrey Bilger It’s official. After a week of speculation about whether the White House was going to take a strong stand on marriage equality, President Obama has gone on record in support of same-sex marriage rights. After explaining how his views have changed over the years, the President said the words that many of...

Walmart Policy to Protect Transgender Employees

Walmart recently approved a provision as part of its non-discrimination policy to protect its transgender employees. The provision, which went into effect a few weeks ago, according to Walmart spokesman Phillip Keene, prohibits harassment both on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, stated, “What matters...
Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Murdered

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Murdered

David Kato, a gay rights activist in Uganda, was beaten and killed in his home yesterday. Kato worked for Sexual Minorities Uganda and was a vocal critic of the Anti-Homosexuality bill, which would impose life sentences or the death penalty for gay people. In October, Kato was included in a list of Uganda’s “top homosexuals”...