Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organisation, released the following statement in response to a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting the argument that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Yet another transgender student is suing for the right to use the restroom of their choice at school, but this time, according to a lawsuit filed this week, a Wisconsin school is going so far as to propose transgender students wear green wristbands to better restrict bathroom use.
Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organisation, vowed to continue fighting for critical protections following news that the city of Texarkana, Ark. voted to repeal its non-discrimination ordinance, taking the city backwards and rolling back the rights of its LGBTQ citizens.
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) strongly condemned an amendment approved during the House Armed Services Committee markup of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Similar to an extreme measure vetoed by South Dakota governor, the bill would force transgender students in public schools and universities to use restrooms and other facilities inconsistent with their gender identity.
Following a vote today by Mississippi Senate Judiciary A to advance H.B 1523, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Mississippi called on the Mississippi Senate to put a stop to the discriminatory anti-LGBT bill. If passed, H.B. 1523 would allow individuals, religious organisations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Mississippians, in some of the most important aspect of their lives, including at work, at school, in their family life and more. The bill passed out of committee by a voice vote.
America’s largest LGBT civil rights organisation urges Governor Sam Brownback to veto legislation that would put LGBT college students at even greater risk of unfair and unjust discrimination.
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Mississippi blasted the state House of Representatives for advancing H.B. 1523. Sponsored by House Speaker Philip Gunn, this vile piece of legislation will allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Mississippians, in some of the most important aspect of their lives, including at work, at schools, in their family life and more. The bill was passed by a vote of 80-39, and now heads to the Senate.
The extreme legislation attacking vulnerable children is dangerously close to becoming law and could lead to national outrage for the Mount Rushmore State.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to news that voters have repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which banned discrimination against Houstonians in housing, employment, public accommodations and city services.
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