Posts tagged "LGBT Rights"
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.
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.
Senator Lisa Murkowski Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Senator Lisa Murkowski Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski came out in support of same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with Anchorage television station KTUU. She also posted an op-ed about her position on her Senate website.
Delaware Legislature Passes Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act

Delaware Legislature Passes Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act

The Delaware Legislature passed the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act Wednesday, adding gender identity as a protected nondiscrimination category alongside race, age, religion, and sexual orientation.
Russian Lower Parliament Approves Ban On "Gay Propaganda"

Russian Lower Parliament Approves Ban On “Gay Propaganda”

On Tuesday, Russia's Lower Parliament called the Duma unanimously passed a bill outlawing the distribution of LGBT "propaganda" to minors, essentially banning any form of support for LGBT rights in the country. 436 deputies voted in favor the bill, only one deputy abstained from the vote.
UPS Won't Donate to BSA over Anti-Gay Policies

UPS Won’t Donate to BSA over Anti-Gay Policies

The United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. announced they will end donations to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) due to the program’s policy barring openly gay individuals from participation. UPS released the following statement: “The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in alignment with our focus areas, guidelines, and non-discrimination policy. UPS and...
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...
It's about time! DC Becomes First City in US to Launch Transgender Equality Campaign

It’s about time! DC Becomes First City in US to Launch Transgender Equality Campaign

The District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights launched a Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign last week with the aim of  “promoting respect for the District’s transgender and gender non-conforming communities.” This is the first government funded campaign of its kind. The campaign includes a series of print PSAs featuring transgender and gender-non-conforming Washingtonians.  Each...