This October, the Supreme Court of the United States will be tasked with deciding if discrimination against a job applicant or employee is against the law. The Court will be asked to decide if anti-LGBT discrimination violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, they’ll have to determine if anti-LGBT discrimination is a type of
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
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]