Bobby Jindal

Another Desperate Cry for Attention From Governor Bobby Jindal

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.
LTG H Steven Blum, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty meet with Minnesota National Guard troops serving with the Kansas National Guard's 35th Infantry Division in Kosovo during a visit to the world's newest country on April 12, 2008. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Feb. 17, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill)

Call to Reinstate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” if Elected President Dangerous, Costly

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.
Dan Bishop

New Emails Reveal North Carolina HB 2 Author Compared LGBTQ Advocates to Taliban

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.
Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-gay ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

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.
Phil Bryant

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Signs Law Attacking LGBT People and Families

Despite business outcry, HB 1523 becomes third explicitly anti-LGBT bill signed into law this year.
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Same-sex parents spend more time with their kids

Children of same-sex parents receive more focused time from their parents than those raised by heterosexual couples, a new study has found.
HRC

HRC Releases 2015 Municipal Equality Index with Record Number of Perfect Scores

In historic year for LGBT equality, crucial progress continues at municipal level as local leaders and advocates drive positive change in their communities.
RNC 2016

RNC Committee Passes Most Overtly Anti-LGBTQ Platform in History

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.
President Obama

Praises White House For Stance Against Conversion Therapy

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.”
Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow

NY Governor Cuomo Takes Bold & Historic Step To Protect Transgender New Yorkers From...

Governor’s administration will be issuing regulations that determine gender identity is protected under current state non-discrimination laws.
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Sweden : Forced sterilisation transgender persons should receive higher compensation

Swedish Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikström told Dagens Nyheter that the government will soon present a proposal to the Trans people that was forced to sterilisation until 2013 to get compensation from the state.
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Love triumphs in the Danish Supreme Court!

The Danish Supreme Court gave their judgement Thursday in the case with the State for the introduction of church weddings of same-sex couples.
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‘Free Speech Bus’ against transgender culture is vandalised … with ‘trans rights now’ graffiti

A “Free Speech Bus” — a bright orange vehicle promoting opposition to transgender culture as it travels the eastern U.S. — was vandalised while passengers were inside the United Nations in New York City for an event Thursday.
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