Posts tagged "LGBTQ"
Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

"The plaintiffs ask for nothing more than to exercise a right that is enjoyed by the vast majority of Virginia's adult citizens."
Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex couples in Texas have asked a federal judge to hear their case challenging the 2005 amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. The couples will appear today in a San Antonio federal district court.
Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

"As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep.”
REPORT: While Marriage Equality Expands Nationwide, Other LGBT Needs Remain Unmet

REPORT: While Marriage Equality Expands Nationwide, Other LGBT Needs Remain Unmet

"While the past two years have shown incredible gains toward securing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, the LGBT movement still has a long way to go to achieve full equality and broad acceptance for LGBT people across the nation."
Trans* Activist CeCe McDonald Released Early From Men's Prison

Trans* Activist CeCe McDonald Released Early From Men’s Prison

CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman, was sentenced to 41 months in a men's prison in July 2012 for defending herself from a hate crime. On Monday, she was released early.
Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled late yesterday that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages violates the US constitution.
US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that it will recognize the approximately 1,300 marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah in the past few weeks. The legal battle over same-sex marriage has been progressing quickly in Utah after US District Judge Robert Shelby ruled on December 20 that Utah’s ban on...
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.
Protests Follow India Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban

Protests Follow India Supreme Court’s Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban

"To say in this day and age that LGBT rights should not be recognized is extremely regressive and extremely disappointing," said Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Inequality, lack of workplace protections, and violence and discrimination in schools all contribute to high rates of poverty and unemployment for many LGBT workers of color.
Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

"We have moved into a new era of Aloha for same-sex couples, who can now share in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Senate Passes  ENDA After 19 Years

Senate Passes ENDA After 19 Years

Twenty-one states have laws that protect against sexual orientation discrimination in workplaces, and 17 states protect against gender identity discrimination. This still leaves 33 states where a person can be fired for no other reason than being who they are.
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.