LGBT Police Officers Experience Harassment, Discrimination In the Line of Duty

In 2017, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber filed an employment discrimination claim against his employer, the St. Louis County police force. Wildhaber was passed up for promotions time and time again, despite being qualified to advance in his career with the force.  The reason? His superiors allegedly told him to “tone down your gayness.”  Wildhaber’s case is

Proposed Law Could Allow Employers to Discriminate Against LGBT Contractors

Earlier this month, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would allow employers to make employment decisions based on religion. The Department of Labor (DOL) justifies the rule with “religious freedom.” However, the rule would permit religious organizations that receive federal contracts to discriminate against LGBT employees. Labor Department Seeks to Clarify Law and

New York Transgender Protections

Under the Trump Administration, the federal government has dismantled LGBT rights across the country. Despite statements of support, it’s clear that members of the LGBT community are facing very real threats in today’s society. Rollbacks on legal protections deny the LGBT community equal rights. Fortunately, some states have made it a priority to pass legislation

Federal Government Threatening Limited Provisions Extending Rights to LGBT Community

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

Texas Judge Says LGBT Workers Covered by Anti-Discrimination Laws

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]