Changes to federal law are putting LGBT individuals at risk. Under President Obama, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people slowly began to gain equal rights under the law. The Trump Administration has made it clear that it does not plan to continue the trend. In fact, the current administration has seemingly made it a
Imagine welcoming a newborn child into your life and then being denied medical care for the child, simply because you identify as LGBT. This is the reality for a same-sex couple in Michigan. Three years ago, Jami and Krista Contreras of Oak Park, MI experienced the happiest day of their lives when they became parents.
There is a common misconception that the LGBTQ community have equal rights under the laws of the United States. However, reality paints a different picture. While some states have passed laws extending certain protections and rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people have become more common, they are more the exception than the
Courts Moving Toward Extending Discrimination Protections for Gender Identity The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is not typically known for its surprising or pro-LGBT decisions. However, a federal judge in Texas recently held that LGBT workers in the state are protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, the judge wrote that "transgender status and orientation [are]