The LGBT community has made headlong strides in recent years to strike down discriminatory laws and secure rights through the federal court system in recent years. 308 more words
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The defenses employers can use to fire workers because of their sexual orientation are slowly crumbling.
A growing number of states have passed laws barring discrimination based on sexual orientation. 559 more words
More than “the icing on the cake”: Can conservative Christians legitimately refuse to create pro-gay messages?
The legal drama over conservative Christian refusal to provide gay people with a printed or iced message has been seen as a political dispute between gay equality, on the one hand, and religious freedom or rights of expression on the other. 1,677 more words
Each year on May 17 people across the globe join together to commemorate International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The Day draws attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, the public and the media to the stigma and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people around the world. 61 more words
Investigation by Transportation, Commerce Departments into Reported Discrimination by Middle Eastern
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker urging them to launch an investigation into reports that several Middle Eastern airline carriers are discriminating against passengers based on their country of origin or sexual orientation. 33 more words
In India, homosexuality isn’t a foreign concept—it’s been referenced in ancient religious texts and decades-old literature. Still, it was re-criminalized last year: The Indian Indian Supreme Court reversed a 2009 lower court verdict, which had declared a roughly 150-year-old British law banning gay sex unconstitutional. 29 more words