After four years of Trump’s administration, the United States is poised to welcome a new president, Joe Biden. Biden ran on a pro LGBTQ platform. In March, the Biden campaign launched its plan to Advance LGBTQ + Equality in American and Around the World. Stated goals include: Protecting LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination. Supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 4, 2020, in a case that may change the trajectory of LGBT rights in the U.S. for years to come. The case is Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, case No. 19-123. The case has been appealed to the Supreme Court by Petitioners Sharonell Fulton, Toni Lynn Simms-Busch, and
Governor Gavin Newsom has recently signed a new law that requires all publicly held companies headquartered in California to include board members from underrepresented communities. The new law - AB 979 - ensures representation by underrepresented communities in the corporate sector. Underrepresented communities include Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native
A recent ruling by Federal Judge Frederic Block of the U.S District Court in New York, has helped fight the Trump administration’s war on LGBT rights. At issue in Judge Block’s ruling, is a proposed regulation which would have the effect of stripping protections currently in place for transgender people facing discrimination in healthcare services.
June the 15th was a life-changing day for Chris Sanders. The United States Supreme Court declared that the 1964 Civil Rights Act's Title 7 protected LGBTQ people against workplace discrimination. While this was the final word for most individuals, it may prove to be a hollow victory for the LGBTQ community encountering workplace hostility. The
Here’s Why the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Colorado Baker Case May Not Be a Major Blow to LGBT Rights In 2012, a same-sex couple in Denver, Colorado visited a local baker and asked for a wedding cake. The baker and shop owner declined their request, citing his deeply-held Christian views. He offered to make
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]