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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.

Trump-Pence Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ People

By | July 27th, 2017|LGBT|

Today, HRC issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex:

“Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from the Trump-Pence Administration,” said Sarah Warbelow,

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Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

By | July 26th, 2017|LGBT|

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them.

Mr. Trump made the surprise declaration in

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Lawsuit says North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ effects still felt

By | July 24th, 2017|LGBT|

Transgender people in North Carolina are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state’s notorious “bathroom bill” earlier this year, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

The replacement law continues the harms of its predecessor by leaving restroom policies in the

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A Work in Progress

By | July 20th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — In a speech to presidents, chancellors and leaders of historically black colleges and universities, a Georgia congressman told them what has already been widely acknowledged — that their institutions historically have been slow to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

The message from Representative Henry Johnson, a Democrat, was not a critical one,

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Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

By | July 14th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

Transgender students once found an ally in the Department of Education, which under the Obama administration robustly investigated alleged violations of their civil rights and argued that federal laws against sex discrimination ensured their access to public school bathrooms and changing

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The 2016 Hate Crime Report from California’s Office of the Attorney General

By | July 11th, 2017|Disability, Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

Hate Crime in California, 2016 reports statistics on hate crimes that occurred in California during 2016. These statistics include the number of hate crime events, hate crime offenses, victims of hate crimes, and suspects of hate crimes. This report also provides statistics from district and elected city attorneys on the number of hate crime cases

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News from CAHRO’s own Brian Levin: Hate crimes against gays, Muslims around November election help drive rise in hate crimes

By | July 5th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

It’s not your imagination: Hate crimes were up last year — across the nation, state and closer to home.

In 2016, 230 hate crimes were committed in Los Angeles, according to by California State University , San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, up 15 percent over the year before. In Orange County,

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The Feds Were Investigating Discrimination At This School. Then Trump Happened.

By | June 30th, 2017|LGBT|

There was a time when Erica Kasper thought justice might be near for her transgender son, Drew Adams. After his high school refused to let him use the bathroom that aligns with his gender identity, the Department of Education started investigating the Florida school for discrimination, she says. For months,

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