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US: High stakes for LGBT Americans at Supreme Court next week

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.

Independent Expert on SOGI issues: Report on Socio-cultural and Economic Inclusion

Discriminatory laws and socio-cultural norms continue to marginalize and exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse persons from education, health care, housing, employment and occupation, and other sectors.

India: LGBTQ persons face discrimination in housing, work and public spaces despite increased legal recognition

The Indian Government must give effect to recent rulings of the Supreme Court and end discrimination and other human rights violations and abuses based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,

India: State of Gujarat establishes Transgender Welfare Board

In a landmark ruling in April 2014, India’s Supreme Court introduced recognition of a third gender and directed that transgender people must have access to the same rights to social welfare schemes as other minority groups in the country.

UNDP: The Sustainable Development Goals: Sexual and Gender Minorities

The UN Resolution 70/1 adopting the 2030 Agenda includes a pledge that “no one will be left behind” as well as commitments to prioritize the poorest and most marginalized.

US: Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”