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LGBT-related laws include but are not limited to: government recognition of same-sex relationships, LGBT adoption, sexual orientation and military service, immigration equality, anti-discrimination laws, hate crime laws regarding violence against LGBT people, sodomy laws, anti-lesbianism laws, and higher ages of consent for same-sex activity.

For Many L.G.B.T. Migrants, North of the Border Is No Refuge

By | July 11th, 2018|Immigration, LGBT|

TIJUANA, Mexico — Jade Quintanilla had come to the northernmost edge of Mexico from El Salvador looking for help and safety, but five months had passed since she had arrived in this border town, and she was still too scared to cross into the United States and make her request for asylum.

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Instead of a Ban, Transgender Military Recruits Hit Endless Red Tape

By | July 5th, 2018|LGBT|

Nicholas Bade showed up at an Air Force recruiting office on an icy morning in January, determined to be one of the first transgender recruits to enlist in the military.

He was in top shape, and had earned two martial arts black belts. He had already aced the military aptitude test, and

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Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

By | June 4th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker on Monday in a closely watched case pitting gay rights against claims of religious freedom.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 7-2 decision, relied on narrow grounds, saying a state commission had violated

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Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

By | February 26th, 2018|Employment & Housing, LGBT|

A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Monday that federal civil rights law bars employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

The case, which stemmed from the 2010 dismissal of a Long Island sky-diving instructor, was a setback for the Trump Justice Department, whose lawyers found themselves

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Even as gay rights battles are won, transgender people continue to face obstacles

By | February 19th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

In post-marriage-equality America, where same-sex couples live openly and increasingly are embraced in their communities, those on the conservative right who once pushed back against gay rights now appear to have shifted their focus to the transgender community.

So far this year, 10

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Tolerance takes a hit: Americans less accepting of LGBT people in 2017, survey shows

By | January 26th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

For the first time in four years, Americans are less accepting of LGBT people, a survey finds — a setback activists say is stunning but not unexpected after a turbulent 2017.

Fewer than half of non-LGBT adults — 49% — said they were “very” or “somewhat” comfortable around LGBT people in certain scenarios, according

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Trump to overhaul HHS office, shield health workers with moral objections

By | January 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

The Trump administration on Thursday will announce an overhaul of the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don’t want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections.

Under a proposed rule — which has

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Trump Admin To Transgender Kids: We Won’t Deal With Your Civil Rights Complaints

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, LGBT|

In Texas, a transgender teenager said his high school discriminated against him for almost two years. He was not allowed to use the bathroom that corresponded with his gender identity. When he traveled overnight with one of the school’s teams, he wasn’t allowed to room with

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Justices Sharply Divided in Wedding Cake Case

By | December 5th, 2017|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who almost certainly holds the crucial vote in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, sent sharply contradictory messages when it was argued Tuesday at the Supreme Court.

He asked a lawyer

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Transgender people are being killed at a record pace in U.S., advocacy groups say

By | November 17th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll.

The Human Rights Campaign, in a report released Friday, calculated

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