Protestant, Buddhist, Won-Buddhist, and Catholic priests participated to talk about discrimination, aversion, and equality within each religion.
Maria is a transgender woman in Lebanon. Her story is one of many heartbreaking accounts that I heard from transgender women in the country.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote.
The justices will decide if a federal law against “sex” discrimination in the workplace applies to employees fired for being LGBTQ.
What these cases will decide is does the federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in employment, cover discrimination on the basis of someone's sexual orientation or their gender identity, because those forms of discrimination are sex-based,
Because other federal rights laws besides Title VII bar discrimination on the basis of sex without explicitly banning anti-LGBT discrimination, the Supreme Court’s ruling will have an impact on areas besides employment.
These three cases will determine whether you can be fired for being LGBTQ+, and will stand as a massive test for our civil rights.
On a national stage, 10 Democratic presidential candidates answered questions exclusively about queer issues.
The decision drew dissent from retired Justice Scott Bales: “Our (federal and state) constitutions and laws do not entitle a business to discriminate among customers based on its owners’ disapproval of certain groups, even if that disapproval is based on sincerely held religious beliefs,” he wrote.
Sacramento Area Hospital Illegally Refused Transition-Related Surgery
After the owner of a wedding hall was caught on tape refusing an interracial couple "because of our Christian race," questions are resurfacing about the possibility that anti-LGBTQ "religious exemptions" might be paving the way for legalized racial discrimination.
“Experiences of discrimination and serious psychological distress go hand-in-hand, and both are associated with suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender people.”