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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.

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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Texas revives transgender ‘bathroom bill’ for public schools

By | May 22nd, 2017|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.

A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country’s second-largest state use public

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Hate crimes rise 15 percent in LA with uptick in LGBT victims, according to analysis by CAHRO board member Brian Levin

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

The city of Los Angeles experienced a 15 percent increase in hate crimes in 2016, along with a significant spike in attacks against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, according to data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

The number of hate crimes rose from

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Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

By | August 1st, 2016|Education, LGBT|

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California’s religious colleges and universities.

A bill moving through the Legislature would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing the schools to civil rights lawsuits from students and employees.

Read more in the Washington Post.

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