Yesterday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to pass one of his top priorities, anti-LGBT HB 707, were dealt a major setback. By a bipartisan vote of 10-2 to “return to calendar without amendments,” the bill was potentially killed for the session.
The Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organisation dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, today rebuked comments made by presidential aspirant Tim Pawlenty that he would reinstate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” if elected president. Based upon an interview conducted with Pawlenty by the American Family Association, an organisation designated as a “hate group,” it’s unclear whether the former Minnesota governor understands the potentially dangerous ramifications of his comments.
After nearly two months, Gov. McCrory, Senator Berger, and Speaker Moore have still not released public records on how and why HB 2 was passed.
Virgina Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a "religious liberty" bill today that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT people based on their religious opposition to same-sex marriage.
Despite business outcry, HB 1523 becomes third explicitly anti-LGBT bill signed into law this year.
Children of same-sex parents receive more focused time from their parents than those raised by heterosexual couples, a new study has found.
In historic year for LGBT equality, crucial progress continues at municipal level as local leaders and advocates drive positive change in their communities.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organisation, today blasted the Republican National Committee for the platform committee's decision to pass a platform with a slew of anti-equality provisions, including attacks on transgender people and a commitment to overturn nationwide marriage equality.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) commends the White House for speaking out against so-called conversion therapy for LGBT minors. Conversion therapy is a widely discredited practice that attempts to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. Late yesterday the Obama Administration made its opinion known in response to a White House “We the People” petition calling for a ban on the practice. The petition, signed by more than 120,000 people, came in response to the tragic loss of a transgender teen from Ohio named Leelah Alcorn who died by suicide in late December. The petition says that prior to her death Leelah’s parents “forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity.”
Governor’s administration will be issuing regulations that determine gender identity is protected under current state non-discrimination laws.